2021 CMT Music Awards: See The Nominees


The nominations for the '2021 CMT Music Awards' are here!

Country music’s only fan-voted award show is ready to celebrate music’s hottest stars!

Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown the two-and-a-half-hour performance-packed show is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9th at 8p/7c broadcasting on the CMT network, including MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, and TV Land.

HERE ARE THE NOMINEES:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration). Top five nominees, from the first round of voting, will be announced on June 1. Top 3 nominees, from the second round of voting, will be announced on June 8. Final voting will be determined via social media and announced as the final category during the live show.

  • Carrie Underwood with John Legend - “Hallelujah”
  • Dierks Bentley - “Gone”
  • Elle King and Miranda Lambert - “Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)”
  • Ingrid Andress - “Lady Like”
  • Kane Brown - “Worldwide Beautiful”
  • 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 90's”
  • Willie Jones - “American Dream”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • 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

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • 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

Best video by a duo or group; awarded to the artists

  • 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

Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Dylan Scott - “Nobody”
  • Hailey Whitters feat. Little Big Town - “Fillin' My Cup”
  • HARDY - “Give Heaven Some Hell”
  • Lainey Wilson - “Things a Man Oughta Know”
  • Mickey Guyton - “Black Like Me"
  • Niko Moon - “GOOD TIME (Ride Along Video)” 

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Carrie Underwood with 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”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards - Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs “1, 2 Many”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards - Dan + Shay “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards - Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus “This Is Us”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards - Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey “The Other Girl”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards - Little Big Town “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • From CMT Crossroads - Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price “Twinkle Twinkle”

Performers and presenters to be announced at a later date.

Photo Credit: CMT.