Maren Morris nabbed the trophy for Song of the Year for her chart-topping hit, “The Bones,” at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 18.
“The Bones” was co-written by Morris alongside Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins.
The superstar admitted the moment was “bittersweet” as Veltz and Robbins were not on hand to accept the honor with her.
“This is so meaningful to me,” she tearfully shared. “Song of the Year is something that I have just dreamt of for so long.”
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 19, 2021
Other Song Of The Year nominees included Miranda Lambert’s “Bluebird,” Ashley McBryde’s “One Night Standards,” Old Dominion’s “Some People Do,” Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over.”
The 56th ACM Awards also featured performances from Brothers Osborne, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Keith Urban, Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen, Little Big Town and more.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dierks Bentley feat. The War And Treaty, Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Chris Young feat. Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, as well as Carrie Underwood & CeCe Winans. The show opener featured the live debut of Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home).”
Co-hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, the 2021 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the second consecutive year. The three-hour awards show took place at three iconic Nashville venues, including Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The awards show aired on Sunday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on CBS Television Network and were also streamed live on CBS All Access.