With his full band backing him, but only empty seats in the room, Kane Brown performed his brand new song “Worldwide Beautiful” at Sunday night’s (June 28) Black Entertainment Television Awards. It was the first time the show featured a performance from a black male solo country artist. Brown’s performance was part of a collaborative one with Grammy-nominated gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds and was filmed without an audience at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Brown penned “Worldwide Beautiful” with Shy Carter, Ryan Hurd and Jordan Schmidt.
This year’s ceremony celebrated all the accomplishments in music, sports, television and movies just like it has since 2001, but this year was the first time the BET Awards show was a virtual-only event.
Check out the full list of nominees and winners who will receive the Aspire, Ascend, Achieve steel and black crystal trophy here.