CMT Awards 2021: Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris Earn Most Nominations of All Artists

by Emily Morgan
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Country music’s biggest stars just received major news about the upcoming CMT Awards

On Thursday, the long-running CMT awards show announced the 2021 nominees, and women are dominating the pack. Country music powerhouses Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert captured four nominations each. 

The co-hosts for the CMT Awards, Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown come in second with three nominations along with Little Big Town and Mickey Guyton — who has also never been nominated for a CMT Award.

In addition to Guyton, 13 first-time nominees are up for their own CMT awards. Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, HARDY, Lainey Wilson, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Niko Moon, Noah Cyrus, Parmalee, Ryan Hurd, Tyler Hubbard, and Willie Jones are also up for their first CMT awards. 

However, awards show veteran, Carrie Underwood, is nominated for video of the year category for her collaboration with John Legend. The coveted category also has 14 nominees. Underwood holds the title of most awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history, with a whopping 22 wins. 

Additionally, CMT plans to announce the Top five nominees on June 1, and the top three nominees will be announced on June 8. Afterward, fans can vote for their favorites through social media.

The 2021 CMT Music Awards will air live on June 9 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, and also on TV Land.

2021 CMT Awards Nominees:

Video of The Year

  • 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”

Female Video of The Year

  • 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”

Male Video of The Year

  • 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”

Duo/Group Video of The Year

  • 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”

CMT Breakthrough Video of The Year

  • Dylan Scott – “Nobody”
  • 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

  • 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”

CMT Performance of The Year

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