Breland and Mickey Guyton gave a powerful performance of his single “Cross Country” during 2021 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 9.
The rising star gushed over Guyton ahead of his performance saying that she is one of his favorite artists before explaining, “‘Cross Country’ is a special song for me because it’s the first song that I’ve ever put out that really just tells my story straight up and it’s also kind of the name that i’ve given to the sub-genre of country music that I make. It’s kind of an intersection of country, pop, R&B, hip-hop and gospel.”
A #CMTawards moment we and @SeeHerofficial won't forget 😱 @MsGladysKnight and @breland just joined @MickeyGuyton on stage for a show-stopping performance of "Cross Country" and "Friendship Train!" #SeeHer Hear Her pic.twitter.com/7RJGng5lYA
— CMT (@CMT) June 10, 2021
Co-hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2021 CMT Music Awards aired on Wednesday, June 9 and featured performances from Ballerini with Paul Klein from LANY and Brown with Chris Young.
Additionally, the two-hour event included collaborations from Brothers Osborne and Dierks Bentley, H.E.R. and Chris Stapleton, Ingrid Andress and JP Saxe, Lady A with Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, Mickey Guyton and Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall and NEEDTOBREATHE with Carrie Underwood.
Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett also performed while Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts appeared on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.
Presenters included Anthony Mackie, Brett Young, Busy Philipps, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight, Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Michael Strahan, Mickey Guyton, Restless Road, Tennessee Titans’ Taylor Lewan and Trace Adkins, as well as CMT Hot 20 Countdown hosts Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Ashley ShahAhmadi.