Sep 17, 2020
Maren Morris gives moving performance of ‘To Hell and Back’ at 2020 ACM Awards; wins female artist of the year
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Maren Morris outdid herself Wednesday night at the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards with a touching performance of her hit "To Hell and Back."
The new mom entered the evening as the most-nominated female artist and graced the stage at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., for the first time to sing her song, which she performed while standing at a mic with a socially-distanced quartet behind her.
"My wings are frayed and what's left of my halo's black," Morris sang on the second single off of her sophomore effort, titled “Girl.”
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Maren Morris. (Photo by John Shearer/ACMA2020/Getty Images for ACM)
"Lucky for me, your kind of heaven's been to hell and back," she continued.
“@MarenMorris could get on stage and just scream for 3 minutes and I would still think it’s genius. Instead she gave the perfect performance of #HellAndBack Loudly crying face and I can’t handle it,” wrote one viewer on Twitter.
"Sad I didn't get to see @MarenMorris this summer but DAMN was that performance amazing," said another person.
Morris, 30, brightened up the space in an orange, pink and yellow floral print dress, which she paired with orange high heels.
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She later returned to the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to accept her award for female artist of the year, donning a sleeveless black dress with green accents that she finished with bright green pumps.
Maren Morris poses with the Female Artist of the Year award at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on September 16, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by John Shearer/ACMA2020/Getty Images for ACM)
“This is so weird talking to no one, but I have so many people to thank. This is an award that I never expected to win,” said Morris, who thanked her husband and baby boy, Hayes, before blurting out: “Oh my God, I have to pee!”
She concluded her speech simply with: "Vote!"
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Prior to the on-air broadcast of the ACMs, Morris also took home the award for music event of the year for a collaboration with Miranda Lambert, Caylee Hammack, Tenille Townes, Elle King and Ashley McBryde.Julius is an LA Entertainment Reporter for Fox News.
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American star right back Sergino Dest reportedly moving to Barcelona
Sergino Dest is headed to Barcelona.
Barcelona needs to look anywhere and everywhere for reinforcements after losing out on the La Liga title to Real Madrid last season, especially when it comes to sprucing up an aging defense. The answer to their prayers might come in the form of a teenage American right back, as Sergino Dest appears destined to arrive at Barca in the near future.
Catalan outlet Esport3 has confirmed that the Blaugrana will make the move for the Ajax defender after losing Portuguese starter Nelson Semedo to Premier League side Wolverhampton. Dest will cost around €20m with another €5m in add-ons. Dest’s move to Barcelona comes after the Catalans and reigning Champions League winners Bayern Munich were in a fight for his services.
Barcelona and Ajax have agreed the transfer of right-back Sergiño Dest for €20m + €5m in bonuses. (Source: @esport3) pic.twitter.com/ps9q1EBh0f
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 22, 2020Sergino Dest is one of the game’s best young right backs.
At just 19 years of age, Dest already recorded 36 appearances for the legendary Dutch side, scoring twice. While the sample size is a bit small, his ability to bomb down the right flank, make plays with the ball at his feet, and prevent fast wingers from dribbling by him are already exceptional for a player of his age.
Dest could’ve chosen to play for the United States or Koeman’s Netherlands due to his American father and Dutch mother, but he chose the USA due to a higher chance of guaranteed playing time. He’s already made three appearances as an American, and many are eyeing him as the future of Gregg Berhalter’s back line.
Barcelona have reportedly made official contact with Ajax to sign American full-back Sergino Dest. Ajax director Marc Overmars has reportedly outlined what the Dutch side want for a transfer.
Read more: https://t.co/XPA4QoTeub #FCBarcelona #Dest
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— OigetitSports (@Oigetit_sports2) September 22, 2020
Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie might get more hype due to the positions that they play, but Dest might have more raw talent than any of them. While getting first-team appearances behind Sergi Roberto might be difficult to come by, Dest spending some time learning from the best offensive center back of all-time in Koeman should help him fulfill his potential and become one of the world’s best fullbacks.Next: Will Barcelona regret settling for Max Aarons?