BRELAND and Thomas Rhett Join to ‘Praise the Lord’ on the ACM Awards

It's the live performance debut of BRELAND's just-released single!

Written by Jeremy Chua
BRELAND and Thomas Rhett Join to ‘Praise the Lord’ on the ACM Awards
BRELAND and Thomas Rhett; Image Courtesy of Academy of Country Music

Amazon Music’s newest Breakthrough Artist, BRELAND, and country superstar Thomas Rhett took the entire Allegiant Stadium to church with their brand-new song, “Praise the Lord.”

Marking the debut live performance of his just-released tune, BRELAND brought his signature euphoric energy and a smile that lights up an entire room – or stadium in this case.

“Praise the Lord for southern women, Hemi engines, crispy chicken / Praise the Lord for east Atlanta, Country Grammar, and my nana / Praise the Lord that I got everything I want and need and more I might turn up on Saturday / But first thing Sunday morn I praise the Lord,” the singers proclaim on the chorus. The hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’, church-like delivery was complete with choir members dancing to the rhythm of the feel-good tune.

“Praise the Lord” is BRELAND’s follow-up release to his collaboration with Dierks Bentley and HARDY on “Beers on Me.” On an upward trajectory to the top, the tune currently sits at No. 9 on the Mediabase Country chart. A full-length LP from the Jersey native is slated to drop this year.

Rhett, on the other hand, is readying to share his new album, Where We Started. Slated to drop on April 1, the 15-song set will feature its lead single, “Slow Down Summer,” which he performed earlier in the show.

Marking the first time a major country awards show aired exclusively as a live stream, the 57th annual ACM Awards took place on Monday (March 7) at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. Co-hosted by Dolly Parton with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the show featured more than 20 performances and was carried by Amazon Prime Video. Check out full coverage of the 2022 ACM Awards here, including a full list of winners.

In case you missed it, “get to know” BRELAND in our exclusive interview with him here.