Old Dominion is once again the CMA Award winner for Vocal Group of the Year. Old Dominion, who has won in this category for three consecutive years, shared the category with Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland and Rascal Flatts.
“Thank you guys,” lead singer Matthew Ramsey said from stage, surrounded by his bandmates. “This is obviously a strange year, but it’s just very humbling. So humbling to be here, and I’m just looking at this room full of people, who all obviously moved here to do what we’re all doing, and how amazing is that? We’re so happy to be here, and to our fans out there, thank you so much. Our families, our loved ones, our team — what an amazing gift the life we have, so thank you all so much for this.”
Both Rascal Flatts and Lady A had to cancel their scheduled performances at the 2020 CMA Awards, due to positive COVID-19 tests. Someone in Rascal Flatts tested positive, while someone in Lady A’s family had a positive COVID-19 test, which is why both groups failed to appear.
“Taking a look back at last year’s CMA Awards and all the fun that we have every year getting to hang out with our country music family,” Lady A said, as part of a lengthy post shared on social media. “Sadly, one of our immediate family members has just tested positive for COVID-19 this week.”
Rascal Flatts also made the announcement on social media, sharing that they would be unable to make an appearance.
“Hey Y’all, we wanted to let you guys know that we have received a positive COVID test within the band,” the trio shared on social media. “As much as we were looking forward to performing at the CMA Awards tonight, we will no longer be attending in the interest of everyone’s safety. We miss y’all and stay safe!”
Lee Brice and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard also had to cancel their performances due to positive COVID-19 tests as well.