CMT Sets Date for 2021 CMT Music Awards

Country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show – the CMT Music Awards – is back!  The 2021 CMT Music Awards…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 29, 2021


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Luke Bryan and wife, Caroline; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

Country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show – the CMT Music Awards – is back! 

The 2021 CMT Music Awards will air on Wednesday, June 9th at 8p/7c on CMT. The star-studded event will simulcast on various networks, to be announced at a later date.

The two-and-a-half hour show will feature “nonstop” performances as well as one-of-a-kind collaborations in and around Nashville. The show will honor the best music videos of the past year 

Performers, presenters and hosts will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Show organizers have not revealed if fans will be allowed to attend the event. Fans can stay tuned for additional information. 

The 2020 CMT Music Awards aired last fall and featured performances from Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, Gabby Barrett and more. 

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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.