Thomas Rhett Wins ACM Award for Video of the Year

Thomas Rhett is an early ACM Awards winner! The superstar was just announced as the winner of the ACM Award…

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Lauren Jo Black

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September 14, 2020

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Thomas Rhett is an early ACM Awards winner!

The superstar was just announced as the winner of the ACM Award Video of the Year category for his emotional “Remember You Young” music video. Produced by Dan Atchison and directed by TK McKamy, the touching clip debuted in September of 2019.

The tear-inducing clip brings back the beloved characters from Rhett’s “Marry Me” video, this time at a much later stage in life. The video begins in an old-fashioned diner where four older gentlemen are seen eating and playing cards. A voiceover can then be heard saying, “While you’re young, cherish your life as it comes to you. It’s the only way it comes, after all.”

The storyline continues to unfold through scenes of the present day and flashbacks of the past. The video’s main character is soon revealed to be the young man in the “Marry Me” video. Now a senior citizen, he makes his way around a small town as he sees memories of his longtime love in various flashbacks.

Everything comes full circle when the man pulls up to a field where he joins an older version of his wife wearing an airy, white gown. They join hands and as the camera circles around them, the younger version of themselves appear. It is then, when she fades away, that viewers realize the man is now alone left with only memories of his wife as he’s shown standing in the field with just an urn in his hands.

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Rhett is set to perform his hit “Beer Can’t Fix” with Jon Pardi on Wednesday’s show.

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will also feature performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion,, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban with P!nk, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.

The 2020 ACM Awards will take place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show will broadcast from three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

Urban is set to host the star-studded event, which will broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

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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.