Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and More To Perform at 2021 CMT Music Awards

The first round of performers for the 2021 CMT Music Awards has been revealed.  Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs will…


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May 19, 2021


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Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The first round of performers for the 2021 CMT Music Awards has been revealed. 

Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs will perform along with several all-star collaborations, including Brothers Osborne with Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris and JP Saxe, Mickey Guyton with Gladys Knight and Miranda Lambert alongside Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. 

The announcement comes just days after the unveiling of the 2021 CMT Music Awards nominees. Lambert and Morris lead the pack with four nominations each, including two nods in the Video of the Year category. CMT Music Awards co-hosts, Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, plus Little Big Town and Mickey Guyton are tied with three nominations each. A full list can be viewed HERE. Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting now open at

Ballerini and Brown will co-host the show, airing Wednesday, June 9th at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CMT, with a five channel simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.