The 2021 CMT Music Awards are soon to air, and we've gathered together all of the information you need to know about the awards broadcast in one place.

Two of the biggest younger country stars in the genre are hosting the broadcast in 2021, and the CMT Music Awards will feature performances from some of the biggest and brightest artists in country music, as well as several intriguing cross-genre collaborations.

The 2021 CMT Music Awards are set to air on Wednesday night (June 9) across multiple networks. The annual awards show recognizes the most successful artists in country music for the past twelve months across a variety of categories, as chosen by a fan vote.

Read on for all the information you need to know about the 2021 CMT Music Awards.

Date and Time:

The 2021 CMT Music Awards are slated to air live on Wednesday (June 9) at 8PM ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.


Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini are co-hosting the CMT Music Awards in 2021.


Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert lead the list of 2021 CMT Music Awards nominees with four apiece, while Ballerini, Brown, Little Big Town and Mickey Guyton all earned three nominations. Click for a complete list of the 2021 CMT awards nominees.


Underwood, Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Ingrid Andress and more are among the artists who will take the stage to perform at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. The performances will include a number of interesting collaborations with artists from other genres. A full list of performances is below:

Breland and Mickey Guyton
Brothers Osborne and Dierks Bentley
Carrie Underwood and Needtobreathe
Chris Young and Kane Brown
Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton and H.E.R.
Ingrid Andress + JP Saxe
Kelsea Ballerini and LANY's Paul Klein
Lady A, Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell
Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi
Luke Bryan
Luke Combs
Mickey Guyton and Gladys Knight
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall
Thomas Rhett

Ram Trucks Side Stage Performers:

Blanco Brown
Dylan Scott
Hailey Whitters
Lainey Wilson
Niko Moon
Tenille Arts


Presenters for the 2021 CMT Music Awards include Brett Young, actor Busy Philipps, Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight — who will also perform with Guyton, another presenter — comedian Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Restless Road and Trace Adkins.

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