Jimmie Allen performed his chart-topping debut single “Best Shot” on Wednesday, November 11 at the 54th annual CMA Awards.
“Best Shot” is a song co-written by Allen alongside Josh London and J.P. Williams, and released it in February 2018 via Stoney Creek as his debut single.
Allen received 1 nod at tonight’s awards show in the New Artist of the Year category.
The country singer also presented the 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award to Charley Pride, a singer with whom Allen recorded the track “Why Things Happen,” along with Darius Rucker on his new collaborative album, Betty James.
The 54th Annual CMA Awards also featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Ashley McBryde, Ingrid Andress, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion and Kelsea Ballerini.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Reba McEntire featuring Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth, Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley, Thomas Rhett together with McEntire, Chris Tomlin and Hillary Scott, as well as Darius Rucker featuring Lady A. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.
Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” aired on Wednesday, November 11 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.