Maren Morris glittered like a star during her performance of “The Bones” at the 2020 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 11).
The singer, sparkling in a sequined deep-cut V-neck gown, began her hit song with the image of a crescent moon behind her, her five backing band members performing from socially distanced spots on stage alongside her.
“When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter/ Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter/ Let it rain ’cause you and I remain the same,” sang the 30-year-old, who had already won two trophies when she took the stage to perform. “When there ain’t a crack in the foundation/ Baby, I know any storm we’re facing/ Will blow right over while we stay put/ The house don’t fall when the bones are good.”
The song is the second single off Morris’ second studio album, Girl, and won song of the year and single of the year earlier in the evening. The singer, who also won female vocalist, was nominated for a total of five awards at this year’s ceremony.
The 54th annual CMA Awards were filmed live from downtown Nashville’s Music City Center in front of an audience that sat at socially distanced tables as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S. Just before the ceremony, several artists pulled out of planned appearances due to either positive COVID-19 tests or exposure to the virus. Darius Rucker and Reba McEntire hosted the ceremony; it was Rucker’s first time emceeing, and the country icon’s fifth.