Thomas Rhett was crowned Entertainer of the Year alongside Carrie Underwood at the ACM Awards last Wednesday, (September 16), marking the first-ever tie in the show's history. Following the win, Rhett appeared on the Today show where he reflected on the big night.
"It's just amazing that that even happened," he shared. "It was the most surreal moment of my life."
The country singer went on to explain how the Entertainer of the Year award is one that he has "been dreaming about since I began."
"Me and my band have put so much work into the show, trying to make it as good as it can possibly be," he added. "Last night, it came and went so fast. I think I'll need a week to process it, to be honest with you."
Rhett's wife, Lauren Akins, joined the interview to share how proud she was over her husband's historic win.
"I think we're both still processing," she said. "Just watching years and years of him put so much work and energy and love toward country music, and the people who come to the shows and all the people who work with him and what they've done to make this happen, it feels like finally after all these years it's his dream come true, like the ultimate dream come true."
She added, "And it's just so cool to watch. Just so proud of him and everybody."
Following his win, Rhett also turned to Instagram to reflect and share a video with fans from the last show of his "Very Hot Summer Tour" in 2019.
"If you would have told me on this night last year - The final night of my 2019 tour - that I wouldn’t be playing another show again for the forseeable future- that our 2020 tour would not be happening- that every single thing we planned would be rescheduled or canceled- that our year would be spent at home, with our families- behind masks and for some of us battling a virus none of us had heard of- I don’t think I would’ve believed you," he wrote. "If you had then told me I’d be named 2020 ACM Entertainer of the Year, I would have believed you even less."
"I am so honored to share this award with someone as unbelievable as @carrieunderwood 🙏🏼," he continued. "There is not enough space here on Instagram to properly thank all the people who have helped me along this journey and tell them how I feel about them. More on that to follow. For now, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to the @acmawards and all of you for this incredible honor 💛"
See Rhett's full post below. For a list of all winners from the 2020 ACM Awards, click here.
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