The 2021 CMT Music Awards are just around the corner. As we gear up for a celebration of country music’s best music videos, we’ve broken down the show so you know exactly what to expect. From the hosts to the performers and even the nominees, Sounds Like Nashville has all of the information you need to know.
Now sit back, relax, and find out what you can expect from the CMT Music Awards!
How To Watch: The CMT Awards are live from Nashville, TN on Wednesday June 9. You can watch the show directly on CMT or MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.
Hosts: For the second year in a row, Kane Brown will host country music’s only fan-voted awards show. But he won’t be alone. Joining him for the first time will be Kelsea Ballerini.
Performers: The lineup for this year’s awards is killer! BRELAND + Mickey Guyton, Chris Young + Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini + Paul Klein from LANY, Lady A + Carly Pearce + Lindsay Ell, Lauren Alaina + Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, NEEDTOBREATHE + Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Ingrid Andress + JP Saxe, Mickey Guyton + Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram + Jon Randall are all scheduled to take the stage.
Presenters: Anthony Mackie, Brett Young, Busy Philipps, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight, Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Michael Strahan, Mickey Guyton, Restless Road, Taylor Lewan, Trace Adkins and CMT hosts Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Ashley ShahAhmadi are all slated to hand out the night’s honors.
Nominees: After weeks of voting, the winners have been decided. However, they won’t be revealed until the live show on June 9. But fans’ work is far from over. Voting for one category remains open and will continue throughout the show. Video of the Year is still up for grabs and there are six finalists after an original 14 nominees. Who will win between Carrie Underwood + John Legend, Elle King + Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Keith Urban + P!nk, Kelsea Ballerini or Kenny Chesney? Only your votes will decide!
The 2021 CMT Awards, hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, will air live on Wednesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land. Check out a full list of the nominees here.