2021 CMT Awards Names Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini As Hosts – All The Details

Kane Brown will be co-hosting the CMT music awards for a second time. Last year, the “What Ifs” singer co-hosted the CMT Awards alongside actress and singer Sarah Hyland and country musician Ashley McBryde.

This June, Kane Brown will be returning to host the awards show with the “Hole in the Bottle” singer, Kelsea Ballerini, who dropped two albums last year.  This would be the first time that Ballerini will host the award show.

Kane Brown & Kelsea Ballerini Take The Stage

“Kelsea and Kane are two of the brightest, most sought-after stars in country music today and we’re thrilled to welcome them both as hosts of the 2021 CMT Music Awards,” CMT producers said in a statement. “This dynamic duo reflects the show’s revitalized energy as live music returns to center stage in a night filled with incredible outdoor performances, cross-genre collaborations and a few surprises!”

Kelsea Ballerini also announced her excitement at being chosen to host one of Country Music’s biggest Awards show nights. “I’m so excited to be hosting the 2021 CMT Music Awards with Kane. The CMT Awards are so special because they are truly fan-voted. Following a year plus where we have not been able to be with the fans and share music together, makes this night even more special.”

Kane Brown also shared his joy at getting chosen once again, saying that the show means a lot to him. “I loved getting a chance to host the CMT Music Awards last year and I’m excited to be back this year with Kelsea. The CMT Music Awards are special to me – it’s the first industry award I won and getting on that stage was an amazing feeling. I love that the fans get to have their voices heard as we celebrate the best in country music.”

Brown has won two times. He first took home the award in 2018 when he won Collaborative Video for his hit single “What Ifs”. For his second win, the country singer took home the Male Video award in 2019 for “Lose It”.

While Kelsea Ballerini hasn’t won a CMT award yet, she performed a couple of songs with Halsey on the show last year.

CMT Awards 2021 Details

The nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards will be announced Thursday, May 13 at 11 a.m. PT/10c. Voting will begin for the awards after the announcement of the nominees, and will end on Tuesday, June 1 at noon ET.

The 2021 CMT Music Awards will air as a five-network simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.

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