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2021 CMT Music Awards: Celeb Secrets Country’s Winner Predictions

The best country song, artist, and duo are up for grabs! Here’s who we think will win big.

Danielle Bradbery attends the 2019 CMT Music Award at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (June 4, 2019 - Source: MIKE COPPOLA/Getty Images North America via ZIMBIO)

The 2021 CMT Music Awards are almost upon us! So whether you’re breaking out the bubbly or drinking beer on a champagne night, it’s time for fans to celebrate some of country music’s biggest stars.

With the highly anticipated event happening in just a few hours, Celeb Secrets Country is dishing on who we think will take home the win in ALL of the categories!

The show will be hosted by dynamic duo Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini with presenters including Anthony MackieBrett YoungBusy PhilippsCarly PearceDylan Scott, Gladys KnightIliza ShlesingerLittle Big Town, Michael StrahanMickey GuytonRestless RoadTaylor LewanTrace Adkins, and CMT hosts Cody AlanKatie Cook, and Ashley ShahAhmadi.

But the star-studded list of familiar faces does not stop there!

Viewers can anticipate performances by Carrie UnderwoodThomas RhettLuke BryanLuke CombsChris Stapleton with R&B artist H.E.R. and many more!

The 2021 CMT Music Awards air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 9th at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT Australia.

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Video of the Year

Nominees: 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”)

Who We Think Will Win: Dynamic Duo Keith Urban and P!nk will be taking home the win for this award! Both powerhouse performers delivered quite the video with breathtaking visuals out at sea. 

Female Video of the Year

Nominees: 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”)

Who We Think Will Win: As Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert tied for the most nominations of the night, with four each, it is tough to say which one of these incredible women will take home this trophy! We think that Maren will be the winner tonight, as 2021 has been a year of well-deserved recognition for her incredible talents. The “To Hell & Back” music video gave fans an intimate performance that is not one to be missed!

Male Video of the Year

Nominees: 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”)

Who We Think Will Win: Kane Brown won’t just be gracing the CMT Music Awards’ stage as host, but to accept this coveted award! We are certain that fans will get the chance to “Worship You” tomorrow for this music video’s stunning visuals.

Duo/Group Video of the Year

Nominees: 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”)

Who We Think Will Win: Little Big Town rocked the stage last year at the 2020 CMT Music Awards with an epic performance of “Wine, Beer, Whiskey.” We are confident the dynamic group will be taking the stage in honor of this smash hit once again for this award!

Breakthrough Video of the Year

Nominees: Dylan Scott (“Nobody”), Hailey Whitter’s 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)”)

Who We Think Will Win: With 14 million views on YouTube, fans can not get enough of HARDY’sGive Heaven Some Hell.” This touching ballad is a masterpiece that leaves listeners teary-eyed but ready to hit replay! We know this video will take the W at tomorrow’s award show.

Collaborative Video of the Year

Nominees: 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”)

Who We Think Will Win: Pairing up Carrie Underwood, the most awarded artist overall in CMT Music Awards’ history, with musical genius John Legend is sure to amount to a win! These two superstars are a shoo-in for this award for their incredible collaboration. 

CMT Performance of the Year

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

Who We Think Will Win: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs are sure to take home the win for their performance at last year’s CMT Music Awards! From amazing vocals to shotgunning a beer on stage, this show was one we could never watch “1, 2 Many” times!

Best Family Feature

Nominees: Brooke Eden (“Sunroof”), Kane Brown (“Worship You”), Luke Combs (“Forever After All”), Miranda Lambert (“Settling Down”), Russell Dickerson (“Home Sweet”), Taylor Swift (“The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)”)

Who We Think Will Win: It goes without surprise that our money is on Taylor Swift! We could not help but gush at Taylor’s home videos throughout this music video masterpiece and we plan to be gushing tonight over Taylor’s win.

Written by CS Country Staff

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