Don’t Miss The CMT Music Awards Tonight!


The 2021 CMT Music Awards go down tonight in Nashville, and it’s bound to be a great night of music. 

The show, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, will feature solo performances by Luke Combs, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett, along with a whole host of collaborations, including ChrisStapleton and H.E.R., Brothers Osborne with Dierks Bentley, Breland and Mickey Guyton, Chris Young and Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Paul Klein from LANY, Lady A and Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall, and Ingrid Andress and JP Saxe.

The show will also once again highlight rising stars on the Ram Truck Stage. Artists confirmed include Blanco Brown, making his first performance since his motorcycle accident, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts.

  • And the stars don't end there. This year’s lineup of presenters include Anthony Mackie, Brett Young, Busy Philipps, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight, Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Michael Strahan, Restless Road, and more.
  • As for this year’s nominees, Miranda Lambert leads pack with four nods, with Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Little Big Town close behind with three. 
  • Carrie Underwood is the reigning Video of the Year winner, with “Drinking Alone," and is up again for "Hallelujah," her duet with John Legend. If she wins again she’ll extend her record for the most awarded artist in CMT Awards history. She currently has 22 wins. Her Video of the Year competition includes: Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”; Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful;”Keith Urban with Pink– “One Too Many; Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle” and Kenny Chesney- “Knowing You”

The 2021 CMT Awards kick of at 8 pm. Check out the nominees below:

  • ONE MORE THING! Gabby Barrett was supposed to perform on tonight’s show, but announced yesterday that she has been forced to pull out due to “personal circumstances.” 

2021 CMT MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Carrie Underwood & John Legend – “Hallelujah”
  • Elle King & Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
  • Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”
  • Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
  • Kenny Chesney - “Knowing You”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Carly Pearce – “Next Girl”
  • Gabby Barrett – “The Good Ones”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
  • Maren Morris – “To Hell & Back”
  • Mickey Guyton – “Heaven Down Here”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Settling Down”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”
  • Darius Rucker – “Beers and Sunshine”
  • Kane Brown – “Worship You”
  • Luke Bryan – “Down To One”
  • Luke Combs – “Lovin’ On You”
  • Thomas Rhett – “What’s Your Country Song”

DUO/GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne – “All Night”
  • Lady A – “Like A Lady”
  • Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • Old Dominion – “Never Be Sorry”
  • Parmalee and Blanco Brown – “Just The Way”
  • Runaway June – “We Were Rich”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Dylan Scott – “Nobody”
  • Hailey Whitters feat. Little Big Town – “Fillin’ My Cup”
  • HARDY – “Give Heaven Some Hell”
  • Lainey Wilson – “Things a Man Oughta Know”
  • Mickey Guyton – “Black Like Me”
  • Niko Moon – “GOOD TIME (Ride Along Video)”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Carrie Underwood with John Legend – “Hallelujah”
  • Chris Young and Kane Brown – “Famous Friends”
  • Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
  • Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
  • Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris – “Chasing After You”
  • Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard – “Undivided”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs “1, 2 Many”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Dan + Shay “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus “This Is Us”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey “The Other Girl”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Little Big Town “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • From CMT Crossroads – Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price “Twinkle Twinkle”

Source: Dr. Dave's Ultimate Prep