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Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton and Thomas Rhett Among Second Round of Performers Revealed for 2021 CMT Music Awards

Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2021 CMT Music Awards air Wednesday, June 9th @ 8/7c on CMT.

The second round of high-profile performers set to take center stage at the 2021 CMT Music Awards are here!

Announced earlier this morning (May 26) by CMT, the star-packed lineup includes top-charting hitmakers and fire collaborations ­– Breland and Mickey Guyton; Chris Young and Kane Brown; Kelsea Ballerini and Paul Klein from LANY; a three-way collab with Lady A, Carly Pearce, and Gabby Barrett; Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi; NEEDTOBREATHE and Carrie Underwood; Luke Bryan; and Thomas Rhett.

The new round of performers will join the previously announced roster which includes Chris Stapleton; Luke Combs; Mickey Guyton with Gladys Knight; Brothers Osborne and Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, and JP Saxe; and Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall

While the lineup is heavy with influential voices in country music, it seems like the industry is still male-dominated, as Bryan, Rhett, Stapleton, and Combs are the only musicians scheduled to perform a solo number.

The male artists might be taking over the entertainment portion of the night, but the women in country music are currently dominating several categories at the 2021 CMT Music Awards.

Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert are rolling into the highly anticipated ceremony with the most accolades with four nominations each, followed by Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Mickey Guyton with three. Remaining the queen of CMT is Carrie Underwood, as she has the most CMT awards (22) in history. The “Southbound” singer is competing for two trophies this year and one is with John Legend. You can view a full list of nominees here

Country fans have the power to use their voice to determine each 2021 winner – Voting is now open at through Tuesday, June 1 at 3 PT/ 2 CST. Check out the full list of nominations, here!

Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2021 CMT Music Awards air LIVE Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, and TV Land.

Let us know how you feel about this lineup by dropping a reaction below or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.


Written by Tiffany Goldstein

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