WATCH: BRELAND and Thomas Rhett Dance Their Way Through First Performance Of New Duet, ‘Praise the Lord’

BRELAND, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
BRELAND, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
BRELAND, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

BRELAND performed his new single, “Praise The Lord,” for the first time ever during the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards on Monday, March 7, marking his ACM Awards show performance debut.

Joined by country superstar Thomas Rhett, who co-wrote the song and is featured on the track, the fast-rising star delivered a high-energy performance of the infectious tune. BRELAND and Rhett had enormous smiles on their faces as they showcased their dance moves throughout the performance. 

“Praise the Lord / For southern women / Hemi engines / Crispy chicken / Praise the Lord / For East Atlanta / Country Grammar / And my Nana / Praise the Lord that I got everything that I want and need and more,” the co-writers sing in the chorus.

“Praise The Lord” will appear on BRELAND’s forthcoming debut album, CROSS COUNTRY, which is named after the rising star’s unique genre-bending abilities and best describes his musical style.

CROSS COUNTRY is available now for pre-save/pre-add HERE.

BRELAND, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
BRELAND, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards aired on Monday, March 7, exclusively on Prime Video at 8/7c

Co-hosted by global icon Dolly Parton with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the two-hour show livestreamed without commercials and featured 20+ performances from some of country music’s hottest superstars and rising newcomers.

The performance lineup included Parker McCollum and Lainey Wilson, who were crowned this year’s New Male and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively as well as Barrett, Allen, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Walker Hayes, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Lady A and Kelly Clarkson.

BRELAND, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
BRELAND, Thomas Rhett; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

“The concert event of the year” also included several collaborations, including Parton featuring Kelsea Ballerini (“Big Dreams & Faded Jeans”), Jordan Davis (“Buy Dirt,” feat. Luke Bryan), Brothers Osborne and Brittney Spencer (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just the Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), and Chris Young featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (“At the End of a Bar”).

The 2022 ACM Awards presenters included Alan Ritchson (actor, Reacher), Derek Carr (quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders), Guy Torry (comedian, Phat Tuesdays), James Patterson (author, Run Rose Run), Jason Aldean, Kelsey Asbille (actor, Yellowstone), Luke Grimes (actor, Yellowstone), Mickey Guyton, and Tom Pelphrey (actor, Outer Range).

The ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively as it  streamed live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. 

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