PHOTOS: Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Reba McEntire & More Dazzle In CMA Awards Backstage Portraits

Prior to getting glammed up for The 54th Annual CMA Awards, artists such as Old Dominion, Luke Combs, Maren Morris,…

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 12, 2020

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Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Reba

Prior to getting glammed up for The 54th Annual CMA Awards, artists such as Old Dominion, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Sara Evans and Caylee Hammack, and CMA co-hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, spent time doing socially-distanced interviews and press backstage at Nashville’s Music City Center.

While on-site, the artists visited photographer Ford Fairchild’s backstage photo booth for an exclusive portrait session and Country Now has a full gallery of pics featuring over 15 artists.

Check out photos of Dierks Bentley, Tenille Townes, Ingrid Andress and more below.

Tenille Townes; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Tenille Townes; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Sara Evans; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Sara Evans; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Reba McEntire; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Reba McEntire; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Old Dominion: Photo by Ford Fairchild
Old Dominion: Photo by Ford Fairchild
Maren Morris; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Maren Morris; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Luke Combs; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Luke Combs; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Jon Pardi; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Jon Pardi; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Jimmie Allen; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Jimmie Allen; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Charley Pride; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Charley Pride; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Ashley McBryde; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Ashley McBryde; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Brothers Osborne; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Brothers Osborne; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Carly Pearce; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Carly Pearce; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Caylee Hammack; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Caylee Hammack; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Chris Tomlin; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Chris Tomlin; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Darius Rucker; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Darius Rucker; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Dierks Bentley; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Dierks Bentley; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Ingrid Andress; Photo by Ford Fairchild
Ingrid Andress; Photo by Ford Fairchild
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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.