The "Yeah Boy" singer had plenty of feels during the awards show, where she was given the Gene Weed Milestone Award in honor of her success as a songwriter and recording artist. The young singer has already scored three consecutive No. 1 singles in her burgeoning career.
"I feel like this award show is different, because it's really all about the music industry and Nashville and not just the artist, but the songwriters, the musicians, the legends that have kind of built up what country music is right now," she told ET ahead of the ceremony, where she also performed. "I've been a part of the event in different ways for a few years, but this is the first year that I'm getting honored, and I'm really nervous. It's a different kind of nerves."