Sunday was supposed the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards,but the show was postponed until September 16th due to the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, the ACM gave country artists a mission: perform from your homes using computers, phones and tablets and ACM Presents: Our Country was born. There were no limos, no red carpets and no sparkly dresses -- just country music pure and simple.
Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban, who was supposed to host the award show,kicked things off from his Skeye Studio inside of his home with "Wasted Time."
Lady Antebellum dedicated "What I'm Leaving For" to doctors, nurses and first-responders. The performance was highlighted byCharles's son,Ward, andDave's son,Cash, mugging for the camera.
In an ACM flashback,Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler took us back to a previous ACM show with a clip of "Walk This Way." Carrie followed by singing her latest single, "Drinking Alone," from her couch.
Little Big Townbrought their socially distanced harmonies for "Next to You" from their albumNightfall.
Tim McGrawflashed back to hisACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night special with "Born on the Bayou" withJohn Fogerty,Keith Urban,Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. Following the flashback, Tim sang, "Humble and Kind" from his home in Nashville.
Kelsea Ballerini was comfy at home for her performance of her single, "Homecoming Queen?"
Shania Twain took us back to her 1996ACM Awards show performance of "No One Needs to Know." Then she sang, "Honey I'm Home" and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" from her home in Las Vegas, joined by her horse and her dog.
Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosin of Old Dominion(keeping a safe distance apart at Trevor's home) did "Some People Do."
Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins flashed back to 2010'sACM Awards when they did their duet "Hillbilly Bone."
Before his performance of "Never Break Heart," Eric Church offered his fans some encouraging words of hope.
Brad Paisley sang "Mud on the Tires" from Nashville before being joined byDarius Rucker in Charleston, South Carolina for "Wagon Wheel." Brad gave a shout out to his camerawoman, his wifeKimberly Williams Paisley.
Blake Shelton was joined by his duet partner and girlfriend Gwen Stefani at his home in Oklahoma for "Nobody But You." Gwen's brother,Todd, who was hunkered down with the couple shoot the video.
Luke Bryan took us back to his 2013 ACM performance of "Crash My Party."
Radio personalityBobby Bones introduced the Academy's COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund will provide assistance to country music professionals who are affected by the virus.
Thomas Rhett sang "Be a Light" from his home studio in Nashville. He released the song last week on his birthday.
Brandi Carlislesat at her piano for "The Joke."
Luke Bryan dedicated "Most People Are Good" to the doctors, nurses and everyone risking lives to save ours.
An ACM Flashback showed Brooks and Dunn and Luke Combs' performance of "Brand New Man" from last year's award show.
ACM's reigningNew Male Artist of the YearLuke Combs performed "Beautiful Crazy," the song he wrote for his fiancée,Nicole.
Miranda Lambert played "Bluebird" from the porch of her house in Tennessee with the sound of a waterfall in the background.
Dierks Bentley,who is sheltering in Colorado, sang "I Hold On" with the beautiful Rocky Mountains as his backdrop.
In another ACM Flashback, theBackstreet Boysmade an appearance at the 2017 ACM Awards to sing "Everybody."
Kane Brown in Nashville andJohn Legend in Los Angeles FaceTimed the TV debut of their duet "Last Time I Say Sorry."
Florida Georgia Line recorded their performance of "Blessings" at Brian Kelley's home.Tyler Hubbard was surrounded by his wife,Hayley,and their kids, Olivia and Luca. Brian was with his wife, Brittney, and one of their many dogs.
Sheryl Crow sang "I Shall Believe" from her rustic home in Nashville.
To honorKenny Rogers, who died two weeks ago, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker joined together for "Lucille" and "The Gambler." Luke Bryan followed with "Coward of the Country."Lionel Richiegave an emotional tribute to his friend, Kenny. The show wrapped with a clip of Lionel and Kenny singing Kenny's hit "Lady," which was written by Lionel.