Trisha Yearwood Paid Tribute to Late Country Stars with 'I'll Carry You Home' at the ACM Awards

Afouda Bamidele
Sep 19, 2020
03:30 A.M.
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Trisha Yearwood paid a heartfelt tribute to late country musicians at the Academy of Country Music Awards with a powerful rendition of her song "I'll Carry You Home."


Trisha Yearwood beautifully honored the legacy of departed souls of country music that have remained etched in our hearts during the recently-concluded Academy of Country Music Awards.

Leading the In Memoriam segment of the award ceremony, Yearwood gave a heartwarming performance of her single "I'll Carry You Home" at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Trisha Yearwood at BuzzFeed's "AM To DM" on November 20, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


Before Yearwood's powerful rendition, the 55-year-old paid homage to those departed from the country music scene, with heartfelt words, saying:

"This year, the country music world lost some cherished members... This song is for those friends and everyone whose memory will be with us for all time."


As seen in a clip of the performance shared on the official Twitter handle for the ACM Awards, Yearwood gave her performance in a champagne-colored, long-sleeve gown, backed up by three vocalists and a grand piano which empowered her song with more soulfulness.

Yearwood shared the stage with artistes such as Luke Combs, Tim McGraw, and Miranda Lambert.


A clip of the performance was tweeted alongside a caption that thanked the singer for her tribute. This post was well-received by users who complimented Yearwood on her breathtaking performance, while some fans mentioned she brought them to tears.

The year 2020 has indeed been a tough one for the country music industry as they have lost many notable personalities, such as John Prine and Joe Diffie, who lost their lives due to the ongoing pandemic.


Not forgotten are other late stars such as Charlie Daniels, Busbee, Jan Howard, and Kenny Rogers. The 2020 ACM awards was hosted by Keith Urban and honored the most prominent names in the industry.

Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood took home the award for Entertainer Of The Year. Maren Morris won Female Artist Of The and Luke Combs the Male Artist Of The Year. Hillary Lindsey won Songwriter of the Year while the Single Of The Year Award went to Blake Shelton for "God's Country."

There was also a host of electrifying performances as Yearwood shared the stage with artistes such as Luke Combs, Tim McGraw, and Miranda Lambert. 30-year-old Combs performed "Better Together," 53-year-old McGraw performed his new single "I Called Mama," and 36-year-old Lambert sang "Bluebird."