Country music’s only fan-voted show airs Wednesday, June 9th at
The 2021 CMT Music Awards continues to add today’s hottest names in music with Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts set to perform as part of the Ram Trucks Side Stage. Country music’s only entirely fan-voted show airs Wednesday, June 9th at 8 pm ET/PT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT Australia.
In addition to their performances, Moon, Scott, Whitters and Wilson are also nominated for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” alongside fellow first-time CMT Music Awards nominees Hardy and Mickey Guyton, both of whom appeared on the Ram Trucks Side Stage in 2020. Other 2021 CMT Music Awards nominees that previously performed on the Side Stage include Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Chris Young, Dan + Shay, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Jimmie Allen, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, Runaway June and Thomas Rhett.
This year’s six artists join the growing list of previously announced all-star performers, including BRELAND + Mickey Guyton, Brothers Osborne + Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood + NEEDTOBREATHE, Chris Young + Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini + Paul Klein from LANY, Lady A + Carly Pearce + Gabby Barrett, Lauren Alaina + Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton + Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram + Jon Randall and Thomas Rhett.
In addition to the Side Stage, Ram Trucks will air a custom-made spot inside the 2021 CMT Music Awards featuring Hailey Whitters performing the brand’s new original song “Brave Is Beautiful”. Whitters will also appear together with Blanco Brown and Tenille Arts for a new episode of CMT Campfire Sessions, premiering Monday, June 7th via CMT Twitter Live.
The 2021 CMT Music Awards will once again celebrate music’s biggest stars and bring Nashville’s one-of-a-kind energy to music fans across the globe through epic performances in and around Music City. Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting for the six “Video of the Year” finalists open now at vote.cmt.com.
The show will be hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown.