Blanco Brown had a triumphant return to the spotlight during the 2021 ACM Awards ceremony on Sunday night (April 18), making his first major public appearance at an industry event since he nearly lost his life to a devastating motorcycle crash in August of 2020.

At the time of the accident, Brown's label issued a statement explaining that he had suffered significant injuries and had undergone a 12-hour surgery to address the trauma he sustained. The singer's fans and fellow artists alike offered prayers and well-wishes for his recovery.

Brown says that in the months after his accident, he has consistently felt support from the country music community.

"I have had so many people reach out personally and reach out to my label and check on me all the way through the process," the singer said in a virtual backstage press room at the ACM Awards, going on to name a few of the country A-Listers who've extended their well-wishes.

"Jimmie Allen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Tyler [Hubbard] from Florida Georgia Line — the list goes on, man," he continued. "It's just — I'm speechless."

Before his crash, Brown had already had one breakout hit with the runaway success of his viral "The Git Up," and while he was recovering from his accident, he hit another milestone when "Just the Way," his duet with Parmalee, went No. on the country radio charts.

"To have a No. 1 in the midst of rehabilitating was just the biggest blessing ever: To have people cheer you on. I loved it," Brown says.

Though the singer is continuing to go to rehab "four to five times a week," he's continuing to regain his strength with hopes to return to the road this summer. Brown is planning to resume touring in June, and he says he's at work on new music, too.

The 2021 ACM Awards can be streamed on Paramount+. Sign up for Paramount+ here.

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The best dressed on the 2021 ACM Awards red carpet brought color — lots of color — for an awards show that promises to be a celebration. Photos show stars like Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Kane Brown and more wearing the hottest and often most expensive designer outfits, or suits they designed themselves, in the case of Jimmie Allen.

Check out a full gallery of country music's hottest stars on the ACM Awards red carpet. Who do you think is best dressed and worst dressed?

The 2021 ACM Awards took place at the Bluebird Cafe, Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday (April 18).

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