Just like that, another awards show has come and gone. Last night, country artists and other special guests joined together in Nashville for the 2021 CMT Music Awards. A whole night of country?! That's a tough one to beat. The evening was a special one, especially for us country music fans, as we witnessed iconic performances, killer outfits and a night of healthy competition in celebration of the last year in country music. 

The show was hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, who both performed AND took home awards. The pair did a bang up job! Lady A, Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell kicked off the night on stage, with an incredible performance of "Like A Lady." Chris Stapleton rocked the house shortly after, singing "Arkansas," and returning to the stage later in the night, joining R&B sensation, H.E.R., to perform "Hold On." Luke Combs performed "Cold As You," turning up the heat, as always! Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall sang "Tequila Does," and Dierks Bentley joined Brothers Osborne to "Lighten Up" the mood. 

As if the show wasn't already great enough, Kelsea Ballerini was joined by Paul Klein of LANY, to debut their new song, "I Quit Drinking." Talk about a beautiful moment! Ingrid Andress graced the stage with JP Saxe for "Lady Like" and "Like That," and Mickey Guyton and Breland were joined by the one and only, Gladys Knight, for the country medley of our dreams. Not to mention, Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE were unreal, singing "I Wanna Remember." Performances from Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina, Luke Bryan and a final appearance from Kane Brown and Chris Young singing "Famous Friends" really made this night a good one. 

Despite all the breathtaking, stand up from your seat (or couch) performances, it's time to talk awards. Starting off the night was Taylor Swift, who took home "Best Family Feature" for "The Best Day (Taylor's Version)," followed by Little Big Town, who were awarded "Duo/Group Video of the Year" for "Wine, Beer, Whiskey." Kelsea Ballerini took home "Performance of the Year" for her 2020 CMT performance of "The Other Girl" alongside the beautiful, Halsey. Talk about girl power! "Breakthrough Video of the Year" went to Dylan Scott, and there ain't "Nobody" mad about that! 

"Collaborative Video of the Year" went to host, Kane Brown, and his country pal Chris Young, for their hit "Famous Friends." It wasn't over for Brown there, who also took home "Male Video of the Year" for "Worship You." "Female Video of the Year" went to Gabby Barrett for "The Good Ones," who unfortunately wasn't at the show. We missed you Gabby! Country trailblazer, Linda Martell, was awarded the "CMT Equal Play Award," presented by the gorgeous, Mickey Guyton. The final CMT Award for "Video of the Year" was awarded to a country queen we know and love, Carrie Underwood, for her song "Hallelujah," with John Legend

What a night, and boy are we glad we witnessed it. Congratulations to all nominees and winners, and to all the artists who absolutely KILLED their performances. This was something special. Until next year, CMT Awards...

See the full list of winners 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" 

Best Family Feature

Taylor Swift - "The Best Day (Taylor's Version)"
Brooke Eden - "Sunroof" 
Kane Brown - "Worship You" 
Luke Combs - "Forever After All" 
Miranda Lambert - "Settling Down" 
Russell Dickerson - "Home Sweet" 

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