Maren Morris performed her single "I Could Use a Love Song" at the 2017 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 2).

In a long, shimmering gown, Morris gave a subdued and elegant performance. She received a standing ovation at the end, and then gave a short speech in acceptance of her New Female Vocalist of the Year award; Morris stated she was "grateful" for the "best year of my life."

"Thank you guys so much," she said, holding the trophy. "I don't know why I'm in shock; I knew this was going to happen."

The "Hero" singer also took time to thank a few country artists who helped her along the way, including "Little Big Town for taking me out on the road" and Keith Urban: "Thank you so much for believing in me," she said.

"I Could Use a Love Song" is the newest single off of Morris' debut album, Hero; it's the fourth track on the album and its third single, following the award-winning "My Church" and the retro-fueled "80s Mercedes." Written by Morris, Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins, "I Could Use a Long Song" finds the singer feeling jaded and cynical about love, wishing that she could go back to a time when she was more hopeful.

The singer adds her first ACM trophy to a growing list of accoladesincluding a 2017 Grammy Awards win for Best Country Solo Performance and a 2016 CMA Awards trophy for New Artist of the Year.

Morris earned six nominations in four different categories at the 2017 ACM Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year (for her debut single, "My Church") and Album of the Year, for Hero.

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