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Kane Brown arrives at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Kane Brown is leading with four nominations at the 56th annual Country Music Television Awards.

Following, Kane is Kelsea BalleriniMickey GuytonBRELAND, and Cody Johnson. with three nominations each.

Performers, and presenters for that evening have not been announced, but stay tuned to www.MusicAssent.com for all updates.


CMT announced the first round of performers(March 22), and the list includes some of the biggest stars in Country Music. Set to take the stage are: Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson, and Keith Urban.

The award show will now broadcast on CBS, after 20 years on Country Music Television. This allows it to be shown across the world.

It will broadcast LIVE from Nashville at 7 p.m. Central Time on April 11 on CBS.

Also, available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+

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This year’s host is Kelsea Ballerini, and Actor, Anthony Mackie.

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Check out the full list of nominees(Below…)

Video of the Year

  • Brandi Carlile – “Right on Time”
  • Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t”
  • Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never”
  • Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Justified”
  • Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
  • Kelsea Ballerini & Kenny Chesney – “Half of My Hometown”
  • Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
  • Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
  • Mickey Guyton – “Remember Her Name”
  • Miranda Lambert – “If I Was a Cowboy”
  • Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton – “I Bet You Think About Me”

Female Video of the Year

  • Brandi Carlile – “Right on Time”
  • Gabby Barrett – “Footprints on the Moon”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Justified”
  • Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
  • Mickey Guyton – “Remember Her Name”
  • Miranda Lambert – “If I Was a Cowboy”
  • Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”

Male Video of the Year

  • Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t”
  • Eric Church – “Heart on Fire”
  • Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
  • Luke Bryan – “Waves”
  • Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Country Again”
  • Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”

Duo/Group Video of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne – “I’m Not for Everyone”
  • Dan + Shay – “Steal My Love”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Woman You Got”
  • Old Dominion – “I Was on a Boat That Day”
  • Parmalee – “Take My Name”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Same Boat”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

  • Breland – “Cross Country”
  • Caitlyn Smith ft. Old Dominion – “I Can’t”
  • Elvie Shane – “My Boy”
  • Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved by You”
  • Priscilla Block – “Just About Over You”
  • Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”
  • Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking ‘Bout You”
  • Nelly * Florida Georgia Line – “Lil Bit”
  • Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
  • Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley – “Freedom Was a Highway”
  • Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan – “Buy Dirt”
  • Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney – “Half of My Hometown”

CMT Performance of the Year

  • From the CMT Campfire Sessions – Brothers Osborne, “Muskrat Greene/Dead Man’s Curve”
  • From CMT Giants: Charley Pride – George Strait, “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone”
  • From the 2021 CMT Music Awards – H.E.R. & Chris Stapleton, “Hold On”
  • From 2021 CMT Artist of the Year – Kane Brown, “Three Wooden Crosses”
  • From the 2021 CMT Music Awards – Kelsea Ballerini & Paul Klein – “I Quit Drinking”
  • From the 2021 CMT Music Awards – Mickey Guyton ft. Gladys Knight & Breland – “Friendship Train”
  • From CMT Crossroads – Nelly ft. Kane Brown, Blanco Brown & Breland – “Ride wit Me”

CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year

  • Brittney Spencer – “Sober & Skinny”
  • Carly Pearce – “Dear Miss Loretta”
  • Cody Johnson – “Dear Rodeo”
  • Jon Pardi – “On the Other Hand/Forever and Ever, Amen”
  • Josh Turner Live
  • Lainey Wilson – “Things a Man Oughta Know”

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