Kane Brown Gives Colorful Performance of ‘Worldwide Beautiful’ on ACM Awards

It's time to love one another and take care of each other.

Written by Grace Lenehan Vaughn
Kane Brown Gives Colorful Performance of ‘Worldwide Beautiful’ on ACM Awards
Kane Brown performs for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Hosted by Keith Urban, the 55TH ACM AWARDS™ will be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. Photo Credit: Brent Harrington/CBS

Kane Brown appeared on the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, September 16 to sing his latest single, “Worldwide Beautiful,” on the Grand Ole Opry stage. 

“I just want everybody to love everybody, and this is the song I wrote for it,” said Brown prior to his performance. 

In the unifying single, Brown sings of loving and respecting people of all colors and walks of life, and his performance certainly reflected that sentiment. Brown appeared onstage with his band, and as he sang, a glow of bright colors shone on the screens behind him. Then, as the camera panned out, viewers could see coordinated, multi-colored lights shining in the Grand Ole Opry house seats where the audience would usually sit. Shortly into the performance, choir singers appeared in a line in the balcony of the venue, adding their harmonies to Brown’s voice. 

Brown smiled as he sang the powerful song, and often pointed his microphone to the balcony singers, allowing them to sing the lines solo. Towards the end of the song, Brown repeats the line, “One love, one god, one family,” and while he did so, one of the choir singers repeatedly sang “Worldwide Beautiful,” adding a layered effect. Although there was no audience present for the show due to COVID-19, at the end of the performance, Brown tipped his head to the choir singers and they applauded him.

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards aired from Nashville, TN on Wednesday, September 16 on CBS after being postponed from their original date in April. The performances  took place from the Grand Ole Opry House, the Bluebird Cafe and the Ryman Auditorium. Other performers included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay and more.

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