Kelsea Ballerini + Kane Brown To Co-Host ‘2021 CMT Music Awards'


Country music’s only fan-voted award show is ready to celebrate music’s hottest stars!

Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown are teaming up to co-host the two-and-a-half-hour performance-packed show scheduled for Wednesday, June 9th at 8p/7c broadcasting on the CMT network, including MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, and TV Land.

“I’m so excited to be hosting the 2021 CMT Music Awards with Kane!” Kelsea shared in a statement to press. “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 will make this night even more special.”

Kane echoed her enthusiasm, saying, “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.”

“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,” shared CMT producers. “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!”

Stay tuned as the full list of nominees will be announced on Thursday, May 13th at 10 a.m. CT, in tandem with the start of fan voting at vote.cmt.com. Voting will run through Tuesday, June 1st, at 11 CT. Performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

Photo Credit: CMT.