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Maren Morris Goes Quietly 'To Hell and Back' at the 2020 ACM Awards

Maren Morris
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Maren Morris performs for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Maren Morris knows it's been a tough year. During the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday (Sept. 16) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, she performed her single "To Hell and Back."

Morris, who is this year's most nominated female artist, took the stage with four musicians supporting her, each socially distanced. It was a quiet performance to an equally quiet -- and empty -- theater. "My wings are frayed and what's left of my halo's black," she sang. "Lucky for me, your kind of heaven's been to hell and back."

The song is the second single from her sophomore studio album, Girl. Morris dropped the tune in late March, as the cities and states across the country began lockdown to try to slow the number of COVID-19 infections.

The 55th annual ACM Awards, hosted by Keith Urban, was held in Nashville for the first time this year. It was originally scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in April, but was rescheduled due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Watch a snippet of Morris' performance below:

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