As one of the top country contenders entering the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, Luke Combs demonstrated why he’s among the genre’s elite with a somber performance of his song “Better Together” on Wednesday night (Oct. 14).
Wearing a suit jacket and gripping the microphone stand tightly at the center of the Billboard Music Awards stage, Combs delivered a heartfelt take on “Better Together” while accompanied by a pianist. On the dimly lit stage in front of no audience, the performance carried a sense of intimacy, and allowed Combs to show off his serious side after more rabble-rousing sets during past award ceremonies.
“Better Together” is the latest single from Combs’ 2019 full-length What You See Is What You Get, which is up for top country album at this year’s awards. The singer-songwriter took home the top country artist trophy immediately before his performance on Wednesday night; Combs won the same award at last year’s ceremony.
“Thank you so much for loving what I do,” Combs said to his fans while accepting his award after the “Better Together” performance. “It never falls on deaf ears.”
Watch Luke Combs’ performance below:
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