All about modeling the goodness you hope to see in the world, with resilience and positivity in the face of hardship, the powerful track speaks right into the COVID-19 reality — and also the performance itself. Rhett was joined onstage by Reba McEntire and Chris Tomlin, but Lady A’s Hillary Scott was forced to drop out before the show because of a COVID-19 exposure. Still, the country singers and contemporary Christian star found a way to look on the “bright” side.
“In a world full of hate, be a light / When you do somebody wrong, make it right / Oh, don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine / In a world full of hate, be a light,” goes the track.
Thomas Rhett was up for two awards on the night — including Musical Event of the Year for “Be A Light.” Before the show, he was also revealed as co-host of the 2020 CMA Country Christmas special with his wife Lauren, and just released a new single titled “What’s Your Country Song.”