Ingrid Andress Brings Emotional ‘More Hearts Than Mine’ to 2020 CMA Awards

Ingrid had us crying at the end of her performance too!

Written by Cillea Houghton
Ingrid Andress Brings Emotional ‘More Hearts Than Mine’ to 2020 CMA Awards
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Ingrid Andress performs onstage at Nashville’s Music City Center for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” broadcast on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMA)

Ingrid Andress brought all the feels to the 2020 CMA Awards with her emotional performance of “More Hearts Than Mine.”

The country newcomer touched hearts across America with her vulnerable presentation of her hit debut single, the sound of gentle, twinkling piano accompanying her sparkling voice that matched her jeweled one piece suit. Standing center stage in the dark room with a single spotlight shining on her, Andress flexed her voice on the heartfelt song inspired by her close-knit family and how a potential romantic breakup could impact them. After completing the first chorus, the spotlight expanded to reveal a string orchestra behind her that elevated the song’s meaning, her voice carrying the sentiment along with it. And it was impossible not to get teary-eyed watching Andress become emotional at song’s end. 

Andress was nominated for two CMA Awards this year — New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “More Hearts Like Mine.” Her breakout single hit Number One back in Aprill, and was co-written by the star with Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland. Her new single, “The Stranger,” is out now, and she’s also released a stirring Christmas ballad perfect for 2020.

Co-hosted by Darius Rucker and Reba McEntire, the 54th Annual CMA Awards aired live on ABC from Nashville’s Music City Center on November 11.