• 7 Can't-Miss Moments from the 2021 CMT Awards

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    Wednesday night's CMT Awards, like most awards shows, were much more about performances than awards with the fast-paced 2 1/2 hour ceremony filled wall-to-wall with appearances by artists from various locales in middle Tennessee.
    From high-octane barnburners to low-key heartbreakers, the show's 20 performances showcased country music's range and highlighted some unlikely pairings.
    Kane Brown may have taken home the most awards with two new trophies to add to his shelf, but there were plenty of winning performances.
    Here are seven unranked can't miss moments:
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  • Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood & More Record-Setters at 2021 CMT Music Awards

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    Kane Brown was the only multiple winner at the 2021 CMT Music Awards, which were held Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. He took two awards: male video of the year for “Worship You” and collaborative video of the year for “Famous Friends,” a collab with Chris Young .
    These are Brown's second wins in both categories. He shared the collaborative video award three years ago with Lauren Alaina for “What Ifs” and won the male video award two years ago for “Lose It.”
    Brown co-hosted the show for the second year in a row, this time with Kelsea Ballerini. Ballerini also went home a...
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  • Carrie Underwood & Needtobreathe Soar With ‘I Wanna Remember' at 2021 CMT Music Awards

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    Carrie Underwood and Needtobreathe took the 2021 CMT Music Awards to new heights with their uplifting anthem “I Wanna Remember” on Wednesday .
    The artists performed on a giant circular outdoor stage in an empty field at Bonnaroo Farm in Tennessee. As Underwood's powerful voice soared, the white panels of fabric billowed around the stage, lending an air of breezy lightness to the performance. The setting was a perfect reflection of one of the verses, with Underwood and Bear Rinehart singing, “The night is clear/ All of the stars out in the atmosphere/ Wishing that they were you and me right...
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  • Gladys Knight & Mickey Guyton Board the ‘Friendship Train' at 2021 CMT Music Awards

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    The lyrics may be bleak, but Gladys Knight and Mickey Guyton delivered a rousing performance of “Friendship Train” at the 2021 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday .
    The set came after Guyton and Breland wrapped up their collab, “Cross Country.” Guyton then declared excitedly, “The legendary Gladys Knight, ya'll!” as the soul singer came out on stage clapping before taking the “Black Like Me” singer's hand to kick off the song about social issues.
    As they gave a lively performance of the song, which Gladys Knight and the Pips took to No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1969, the live...
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  • H.E.R. & Chris Stapleton Take ‘Hold' of the 2021 CMT Music Awards With Dynamic Duet

    5 days ago - By Billboard

    H.E.R. and Chris Stapleton combined for a showstopping performance at Wednesday's CMT Music Awards of the R&B star's song “Hold On.”
    In a genre-blending moment that was reminiscent of Stapleton's breakthrough performance at the CMA Awards with Justin Timberlake back in 2015, the duo absolutely shredded on their respective guitars and blended their powerhouse vocals impeccably, with Chris' rasp perfectly complementing H.E.R.'s smooth tone.
    After absolutely crushing the song, the critically acclaimed pair bowed down to each other in a sweet “we're not worthy” moment. CMT Awards hosts Kelsea...
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