Luke Combs Cranks Up the Energy with ‘Cold As You’ Performance at 2021 CMT Music Awards

Luke Combs brought a high-energy performance of “Cold As You” to the 2021 CMT Music Awards. On Wednesday (June 9),…


Andrew Wendowski

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June 9, 2021

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Luke Combs brought a high-energy performance of “Cold As You” to the 2021 CMT Music Awards.

On Wednesday (June 9), live from Nashville, Tenn., the CMT Male Video Of The Year nominee gave a rowdy performance from Assembly Hall 

“I think the fans can expect high energy from this performance,” Combs shared ahead of his performance. “My last two [performances] have been songs about my wife. So they’ve been kind of more low key, love songs but we’re taking it back to the basics on this one. So, I’m excited to see what people think.”

“Cold As You” was co-written by Combs alongside Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton, the track appears on his deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get.

Combs received 2 nominations including Male Video Of The Year and Collaboration Of The Year for his 2020 “1, 2 Many” performance at the CMT Music Awards alongside Brooks & Dunn.

Co-hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2021 CMT Music Awards aired on Wednesday, June 9 and featured performances from Ballerini with Paul Klein from LANY and Brown with Chris Young.

Additionally, the two-hour event included collaborations from BRELAND and Mickey Guyton, Brothers Osborne and Dierks Bentley, H.E.R. and Chris Stapleton, Ingrid Andress and JP Saxe, Lady A with Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, Mickey Guyton and Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall and NEEDTOBREATHE with Carrie Underwood.

Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett also performed while Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts appeared on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.

Presenters included Anthony Mackie, Brett Young, Busy Philipps, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight, Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Michael Strahan, Mickey Guyton, Restless Road, Tennessee Titans’ Taylor Lewan and Trace Adkins, as well as CMT Hot 20 Countdown hosts Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Ashley ShahAhmadi.

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