On Wednesday, May 26, CMT revealed the second round of performers set to take the stage at the 2021 awards show.
In addition to Bryan, Barrett and Brown, BRELAND + Mickey Guyton, Chris Young + Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini + Paul Klein from LANY, Lady A + Carly Pearce + Gabby Barrett, Lauren Alaina + Jon Pardi, NEEDTOBREATHE + Carrie Underwood, and Thomas Rhett will join the previously announced star-studded lineup, Brothers Osborne + Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton + Gladys Knight and Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram + Jon Randall.
The popular music awards show is known for their unforgettable, high-energy performances and some of the best one-of-a-kind collaborations both in and out of the country genre.
Additionally, the 2021 CMT Music Awards nominations were unveiled last week, with female powerhouses Morris and Lambert competing for the most accolades with four nods each. Hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown join Little Big Town and Mickey Guyton with three nominations. This year, 13 artists received first-time nominations including Guyton, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, HARDY, Lainey Wilson, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Niko Moon, Noah Cyrus, Parmalee, Ryan Hurd, Tyler Hubbard and Willie Jones. Carrie Underwood remains the most decorated artist in CMT history with a total of 22 wins and will compete for two trophies, nominated for her collaboration with John Legend.