“This is not what we had planned for, but I am ready to make lemonade out of these lemons,” the "Legends" singer-songwriter said.
Moving performances by Mickey Guyton, Brittney Spencer, Madeline Edwards and Jennifer Hudson at the 55th annual CMAs generated buzz online.
The singer, who is half of the Brothers Osborne, said he hoped the moment would "show people that they also don’t need to hide."
The “Black Like Me” singer told HuffPost about creating space for Black women in country, her debut album and her journey to the CMA Awards stage.
But the awards show said the pioneering singer tested negative after returning home.
The rapper said he was proud to see his "Old Town Road" remix with Billy Ray Cyrus bridge "two polar opposite genres."
The country music star pulled the prank on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ahead of the CMA Awards.
The Atlanta artist's original release of "Old Town Road" sparked wide conversation about racial discrimination in the country music world.
The CMAs also took time to honor the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting and the California wildfires.