We're in country music heaven as we gear up for the 2021 CMT Music Awards, which will be held in Nashville, TN on June 9th, 2021 and hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown! This year's line-up is all sorts of amazing, with unique collaborations and first-time performances from the biggest and best in the game - we are SO excited! 

Some of the collaborations we can't wait to see are BRELAND and Mickey Guyton, Chris Young and Kane Brown, Lady A with Carly Pearce and Gabby Barrett, and MORE! Plus, performances from Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs, just to name a few... June 9th cannot come soon enough! 

Artists are competing in 7 categories all based on fan voting that closes on the day of the show.  Nominations are currently being dominated by Maren Morris, who has two solo nominations for "Video of the Year" and "Female Video of the Year," plus two with husband Ryan Hurd, for "Video of the Year" and "Collaborative Video of the Year" for their song, "Chasing After You." Other artists nominated for this year's awards also include Mickey Guyton, Kenny Chesney, Gabby Barrett and more!  

See the full list of nominees below. 

Video of the Year 

Carrie Underwood and John Legend - "Halleljuah"
Dierks Bentley - "Gone"
Elle King and Miranda Lambert - "Drunk (and I Don't Wanna Go Home)"
Ingrid Andress - "Lady Like"
Kane Brown - "WorldwideBeauiful"
Keith Urban with P!nk - "One Too Many"
Kelsea Ballerini - "Hole in the Bottle"
Kenny Chesney - "Knowing You" 
Maren Morris - "Better Than We Found It"
Mickey Guyton - "Heaven Down Here"
Miranda Lambert - “Settling Down”
Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris - “Chasing After You”
Sam Hunt - “Breaking Up Was Easy in the '90s”
Willie Jones - “American Dream”

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 ft. Little Big Town - "Fillin' My Cup"
Hardy - "Give Heaven Some Soul" 
Lainey Wilson - "Things a Man Oughta Know"
Mickey Guyton - "Black Like Me (Live At Capitol Studios)" 
Niko Moon - "GOOD TIME (Ride Along Video)" 

CMT Performance of the Year (From the 2020 CMT Music Awards) 

Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs - "1,2 Many" 
Dan + Shay - "I Should Probably Go To Bed" 
Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus - "This Is Us" 
Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey - "The Other Girl" 
Little Big Town - "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"
Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price - "Twinkle Twinkle" 

Collaborative Video of the Year 

Carrie Underwood and 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" 

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