Brothers Osborne, Mickey Guyton, and Chris Stapleton are among the first round of artists confirmed as performers at the 2021 CMT Music Awards.
The fan-voted show airs on June 9 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, and TV Land. The initial performers’ list features many of the one-of-a-kind collaborations, between superstars of country and beyond, for which the awards are famous.
Highlights include the combinations of Brothers Osborne with Dierks Bentley, and Guyton duetting with soul queen Gladys Knight. Maren Morris will sing with Canadian Grammy nominee JP Saxe.
Last week’s nominations announcement for the awards had Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert tied with four nods apiece; show hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown have three each, as do Little Big Town and Guyton. Fan voting continues at vote.cmt.com until Tuesday, June 1 at 3pm ET/2pm CT.
The 2021 CMT Music Awards is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin, and Amy Lin Johnson. Executives in charge of production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Official sponsors include Lipton Iced Tea, Little Caesars, Ram Truck Brand and Verizon.
The initial list of performances, with their nomination categories, is as follows. Additional performers and presenters are to be confirmed over the coming weeks.
Brothers Osborne (nominated for Duo and Group Video of the Year) + Dierks Bentley (Video of the Year)
Chris Stapleton (Male Video of the Year)
Luke Combs (Male Video of the Year, CMT Performance of the Year)
Maren Morris (Female Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, 2x Video of the Year) + JP Saxe
Mickey Guyton (Female Video of the Year, Breakthrough Video of the Year, Video of the Year) + Gladys Knight
Miranda Lambert (Female Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, 2x Video of the Year) + Jack Ingram + Jon Randall