Maren Morris and producer/mix engineer Greg Kurstin took home a win in the Single of the Year category for “The Bones” during The 54th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 11).
Multi-media personality Bobby Bones was on hand to present the trophy to Morris, who celebrated her first win in the Single of the Year category.
“Thank you so much. This is very weird, but I love this kind of set up so we can hang out with each other,” Morris shared looking out at the mostly empty room.
“Thank you country music and my peers for nominating us and for voting for us,” she went on to say.
Morris, who is set to perform “The Bones” later in the show, also shared her gratitude for the success of the song, saying it has “kind of been a medicine for this crazy year.”
Other singles nominated in the category included Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)’s “10,000 Hours,” Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” Miranda Lambert’s “Bluebird,” and Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope.”
The 54th Annual CMA Awards featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen, 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 and Chris Tomlin. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, 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.