From a nearly empty field in Burl’s Creek, Brett Kissel and his band performed “Drink About Me” for the 2020 CCMA Awards.

“I’m so happy to be here,” Kissel said, kicking things off in the pre-recorded segment.

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Kissel then had the honour of winning Male Artist of the Year.

“This is amazing,” Kissel said as he named past winners of the award whom he admires.

“I wouldn’t be here without a strong female presence at home,” he added, dedicating his win to wife Cecilia.

Kissel also won Fan’s Choice and Album of the Year for Now or Never.

All your favourite country stars came together on Sunday for the 2020 CCMA Awards, being broadcast live on Global’s YouTube channel.