Kane Brown’s “Worldwide Beautiful” has been crowned ACM Video of the Year.
The announcement was made on CBS This Morning on Wednesday (April 14). Brown appeared on the show for an interview, but was surprised with the ACM Award news during his appearance.
After his big win, Brown opened up about the story behind the song and shared why they released it in 2020.
“I wrote this song with three of my buddies out of Nashville,” Brown explained. “We were just like ‘you know, it would be a great day when everybody could just see the beautiful in the world… we’re all a little different, but we’re all just different types of beautiful. So we just wrote a song about it. When everything started coming out in the media, we felt like it was time to release it. Our fans were asking for it. I couldn’t ask for it to come out any better than it did.”
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 14, 2021
Brown’s big ACM Award win marks his first major country music awards win as he makes history as the first black solo artist to win ACM Video of the Year.
The “Worldwide Beautiful” music video was released last September and brings the song’s unifying message to life as Brown makes his way through an apocalyptic scene in a small town. The world seems to be crashing down around him, however, as the video progresses, hope emerges. Children from all walks of life gather in the downtown area as the sun begins to rise on a new day. Gorgeous flowers emerge from the streets and the sky changes color as the children come together amongst the rubbish.
At the end of the clip, the kids unite around a tarnished globe and a single flower pops up as if to signify that change is coming. The inspiring video closes with Brown holding his daughter, Kingsley, surrounded by the other children.
Brown co-wrote “Worldwide Beautiful” with Shy Carter, Ryan Hurd and Jordan Schmidt.
The ACM Award goes to Brown, director Alex Alvga and producer Christen Pinkston.
Also nominated in the ACM Video of the Year category were “Better Than We Found It” – Maren Morris, “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert, “Gone” – Dierks Bentley, and “Hallelujah” – Carrie Underwood and John Legend.
The 2021 ACM Awards will return to Music City, broadcasting live from three iconic venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
The star-studded event will air on Sunday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and will be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+ and CBS All Access.
Brown will take the stage to perform “Famous Friends” with Chris Young during the show. He is also nominated for Album of the Year for Mixtape Vol. 1.