Thomas Rhett brought a little light to the ACM Presents: Our Country special with his new song.
The superstar singer turned his home studio into his stage for his set. Sitting at a desk in the studio space, Rhett sat perched with his guitar, ready to deliver a message of hope. He began his set by commending the Academy of Country Music for hosting this special event in light of these uncertain times, admitting that “it’s weird navigating waters that are uncharted.” “Just know we are all in this together,” he encouraged, teeing up a performance of the song he thought was “fitting.”
Rhett was gentle with his delivery, letting the song’s lyrics carry the sentiment, as he sang “In a world full of hate, be a light/When you do somebody wrong, make it right/Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine/In a world full of hate, be a light.“
Rhett released “Be a Light” on his birthday, March 30. The studio version features guest vocals by Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin. All proceeds from the song will go to MusiCares Coronavirus Relief Fund.
The 55th ACM Awards will take place from Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 16.