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Carrie Underwood and More Win Big at the CMT Music Awards

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It's that time of year again: when fans vote for their favorite country music videos and TV performances at the CMT Music Awards 2021. Carrie Underwood and John Legend took home the major honor of the night, winning Video of the Year for their collaborative number 'Hallelujah', while Gabby Barrett won Female Video of the Year and Kane Brown won Male Video of the Year. Check out the full list of all eight categories below.

The night also featured several collaborative performances, including a rowdy rendition of Lady A's song 'Like a Lady' to kick things off. The trio were joined by Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell. Later on, Mickey Guyton sang two songs with Gladys Knight and Breland, 'Cross Country' and 'Friendship Train', and Chris Stapleton performed 'Hold On' with H.E.R.

Kelsea Ballerini debuted a new song with Paul Klein called 'I Quit Drinking'. The co-host (with Kane Brown) had a great night, earning her first CMT Music Award for her collaborative video with Halsey, 'The Other Girl'. "I'm, like, beaming that it's for a performance with another woman in music that I respect, that I love", Ballerini said.

The 2021 CMT Music Awards also honored the first Black singer to play the Grand Ole Opry, Linda Martell. Mickey Guyton spoke about Martell as she introduced the Equal Play Award, saying, "When I was growing up, I didn't hear black women on country radio, I didn't see black women performing country music on television. And to this day, only one black woman has ever made the Top 20 Country Airplay charts, and that was all the way back in 1969".

CMT Music Awards 2021:


Video of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini, 'hole in the bottle'
Kane Brown, 'Worldwide Beautiful'
Kenny Chesney, 'Knowing You'
Elle King & Miranda Lambert, 'Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)'
Carrie Underwood & John Legend, 'Hallelujah'
Keith Urban with P!nk, 'One Too Many'

Female Video of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini, 'hole in the bottle'
Gabby Barrett, 'The Good Ones'
Mickey Guyton, 'Heaven Down Here'
Miranda Lambert, 'Settling Down'
Maren Morris, 'To Hell & Back'
Carly Pearce, 'Next Girl'

Male Video of the Year
Kane Brown, 'Worship You'
Luke Bryan, 'Down to One'
Luke Combs, 'Lovin' On You'
Thomas Rhett, 'What's Your Country Song'
Darius Rucker, 'Beers and Sunshine'
Chris Stapleton, 'Starting Over'

Duo/Group Video of the Year
Brothers Osborne, 'All Night'
Lady A, 'Like a Lady (On Set Version)'
Little Big Town, 'Wine, Town, Whiskey'
Old Dominion, 'Never Be Sorry'
Parmalee and Blanco Brown, 'Just the Way'
Runaway June, 'We Were Rich (New Version)'

CMT Performance of the Year
Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus, 'This Is Us'
Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey, 'The Other Girl'
Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs, '1, 2 Many'
Dan + Shay, 'I Should Probably Go to Bed'
Little Big Town, 'Wine, Beer, Whiskey'
Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price, 'Twinkle Twinkle'

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Mickey Guyton, 'Black Like Me (Live at Capitol Studios)'
Hardy, 'Give Heaven Some Hell'
Niko Moon, 'GOOD TIME (Ride Along Video)'
Dylan Scott, 'Nobody'
Hailey Whitters featuring Little Big Town, 'Fillin' My Cup'
Lainey Wilson, 'Things a Man Oughta Know'

Collaborative Video of the Year
Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris, 'Chasing After You'
Elle King and Miranda Lambert, 'Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)'
Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard, 'Undivided'
Carrie Underwood & John Legend, 'Hallelujah'
Keith Urban with P!nk, 'One Too Many'
Chris Young and Kane Brown, 'Famous Friends'

Best Family Feature
Kane Brown, 'Worship You'
Luke Combs, 'Forever After All'
Russell Dickerson, 'Home Sweet'
Brook Eden, 'Sunroof'
Miranda Lambert, 'Settling Down'
Taylor Swift, 'The Best Day (Taylor's Version)'