Thomas Rhett Recruits Country All-Stars for ‘Be a Light’ at the 2020 CMA Awards

For his performance at Wednesday night’s (Nov. 11) CMA Awards, Thomas Rhett wanted to give his fans a a message of hope — and he gathered a team of country all-stars to do it.

Rhett took to the stage alongside Reba McEntire and Chris Tomlin to perform their uplifting single, “Be A Light.” Standing on the stage, safely distanced from one another, the trio gave viewers some much-needed inspiration. The trio, along with Keith Urban and Lady A star Hillary Scott, released the track in March of this year as a benefit single, raising money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The group was originally meant to be joined on stage by Scott, until the singer and the rest of Lady A announced that they would not be able to attend the event due to a positive COVID-19 test from a family member. “Out of caution and love for everyone involved with the CMAs, we’ve decided to stay home from the awards tonight … we’ll be cheering on our friends at home like the rest of y’all! Stay safe out there,” the group wrote on their Twitter.

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