Country superstar Carrie Underwood and gospel great CeCe Winans took to the Grand Ole Opry House stage at the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 18) for a medley of classic hymns.
Underwood kicked off the performance solo, emerging in a glittering gown beneath a single spotlight for “Amazing Grace.” The singer, who released her first gospel music album My Savior in March, began the first verse a capella, and was soon joined by piano and strings.
Underwood then transitioned into “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” introducing “the legendary CeCe Winans” for the hymn. Wearing a floral brocade dress, Winans immediately brought the performance to a 10 as the two women dueted.
Next, the Opry stage turned into a church — complete with enormous stained-glass windows and a full choir — as Underwood and Winans sang “The Old Rugged Cross.” Finally, Underwood closed out the set with “How Great Thou Art.”
My Savior opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales, Top Christian Albums and Top Country Albums charts earlier this month.
Watch the full performance below.
Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton and many more will also be performing tonight. Check out the full ACMs winners’ list here, and keep checking back at Billboard.com throughout the night for updating coverage.
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