Song of the Year - "Some People Do," Old Dominion (Songwriters: Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally)
Music Event of the Year - "Be A Light" (Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban)
Multiple-award nominee Thomas Rhett wrote “Be a Light” along with songwriters Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem towards the end of 2019, before the world began to reckon with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhett enlisted country royalty in the form of guest vocals from Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban when he released “Be a Light” in March of 2020 in the hopes that the song would bring encouragement to fans. Additionally, Rhett announced that proceeds from the song would be donated to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, benefitting the people in the music industry most affected by the pandemic.
“Be a Light” earned Rhett a nomination for Music Event of the Year, alongside his nominations for Entertainer of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.
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