Country music’s only entirely fan-voted show airs Wednesday, June 9th
CMT has revealed the second round of high-powered performers set to take the stage for the 2021 CMT Music Awards. Hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the show airs Wednesday, June 9th at 8 pm ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.
Adding to its ever-growing roster of powerhouse performers, this year’s 2021 CMT Music Awards will spotlight music’s biggest hitmakers and all-star nominees alongside the next generation of country superstars for even more first-time performances and never-before-seen crossover collaborations.
The full list of second round performers includes: BRELAND + Mickey Guyton, Carrie Underwood + NEEDTOBREATHE, Chris Young + Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini + Paul Klein from LANY, Lady A + Carly Pearce + Gabby Barrett, Lauren Alaina + Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.
The newly revealed performers will join previously announced can’t-miss solo and collaborative performances from Brothers Osborne + Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton + Gladys Knight and Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram + Jon Randall.
Country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show returns to celebrate music’s hottest stars, delivering two-and-a-half hours of nonstop performances and one-of-a-kind collaborations in and around Music City. Each winner is selected by the fans with voting now open at vote.cmt.com through Tuesday, June 1st at 3p/2c. At that time, the top six finalists will be revealed for “Video of the Year,” with voting for the night’s most sought-after prize continuing through the show on June 9. A full list of nominations can be found here.
The 2021 CMT Music Awards is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin and Amy Lin Johnson; the Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino.