Eric Church was the picture of cool at the 2020 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 11), which was filmed live in front of an audience. The singer, who is nominated for entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year, sported aviator sunglasses and head-to-toe black as he performed “Hell of a View.”
As he and his socially distanced band performed, the dim stage was lit by blue-tinged lights, making his bright red guitar pop as he crooned his romantic tune.
“This ain’t for everybody/ Toes hanging off the ledge/ Like we got nothin’ to lose/ Ain’t always heaven, baby/ This livin’ on the edge/ You holdin’ me holdin’ you/ It’s a hell of a view,” he sings. The song is a single from his as yet unnamed upcoming project. Church released his sixth studio album, Desperate Man, in October 2018.
The 2020 CMA Awards aired live from Nashville’s Music City Center with an audience sitting at socially distanced tables as coronavirus pandemic cases continue to rise. (Several performers, including Lady A and Lee Brice, pulled out of the ceremony at the last minute due to COVID-19 exposure.) Country icon Reba McEntire hosted for the fifth time, while Darius Rucker made his debut as the event’s co-host.