2021 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Gabby Barrett WIN

Carrie Underwood Wins Video of the Year 2021 CMT Awards

The 2021 CMT Music Awards, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, aired Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CMT, with a five channel simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land. The fans selected each winner.

Congratulations to Video Music of Year winners, Carrie Underwood & John Legend for “Hallelujah.” John wins his FIRST CMT AWARD EVER. And Carrie continues her reign as the most-awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history with TWENTY THREE WINS!

And continuing the singing show streak, Gabby Barrett won Female Video of the Year for her MASSIVE hit “I Hope.” Unfortunately, she couldn’t be there in person to accept her award as she backed out of a performance with Lady A and Carly Pearce for “personal reasons.” 

Gabby Barrett Backs Out of 2021 CMT Music Awards Performance

Singing show alums performing tonight included: Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi performed the title track from her EP Getting Over Him. Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE sang the band’s new song “I Wanna Remember.” Luke Bryan performed his hit song “Down to One.” 

Fun fact: Restless Road and Kane Brown met while auditioning for The X Factor USA season 3. Simon Cowell put the group together for the live shows, and they ended up in fourth place. Kane didn’t make the show. Fast forward and today Kane is a big country star who signed his old pals Restless Road to his record label. The two acts presented Best Performance of the Year to Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey on the CMT Music Awards stage.

2021 CMT Music Awards WINNERS

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration).  Final voting will be determined via social media and announced as the final category during the live show.

  • Carrie Underwood with John Legend – “Hallelujah” – WINNER
  • Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”
  • Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Carly Pearce – “Next Girl”
  • Gabby Barrett – “The Good Ones” – WINNER
  • 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 h

  • Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”
  • Darius Rucker – “Beers and Sunshine”
  • Kane Brown – “Worship You” – Kane Brown
  • 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” – WINNER
  • 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” – WINNER
  • 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” – WINNER
  • 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” – WINNER
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Little Big Town “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • From CMT Crossroads – Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price “Twinkle Twinkle”

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