PHOTOS: 2021 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

The 2021 CMT Awards are underway in Nashville and the stars are out in full-force on the red carpet ahead…

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Lauren Jo Black

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June 9, 2021

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Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Thomas Rhett

The 2021 CMT Awards are underway in Nashville and the stars are out in full-force on the red carpet ahead of the show. 

Superstars such as Thomas Rhett, Lady A, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan and more have arrived prior to the star-studded event to strut their stuff on the red carpet alongside their peers. Co-hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown also rocked the red carpet prior to the show. 

The 2021 CMT Music Awards will air on Wednesday, June 9 and will feature performances from Ballerini with Paul Klein of LANY and Brown with Chris Young.

Additionally, the two-hour event will include 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 are also set to perform while Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts will appear on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.

Presenters include 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.

See photos from the red carpet below.

Kelsea Ballerini; Getty Images for CMT
Kelsea Ballerini; Getty Images for CMT
Lindsay Ell; Getty Images for CMT
Lindsay Ell; Getty Images for CMT
Kane Brown; Getty Images for CMT
Kane Brown; Getty Images for CMT
Tenille Arts; Getty Images for CMT
Tenille Arts; Getty Images for CMT
Katelyn Brown and Kane Brown; Getty Images for CMT
Katelyn Brown and Kane Brown; Getty Images for CMT

 

Hailey Whitters; Getty Images for CMT
Hailey Whitters; Getty Images for CMT
Ingrid Andress; Getty Images for CMT
Ingrid Andress; Getty Images for CMT
Luke Combs; Getty Images for CMT
Luke Combs; Getty Images for CMT

 

Dylan Scott; Getty Images for CMT
Dylan Scott; Getty Images for CMT
Carly Pearce; Getty Images for CMT
Carly Pearce; Getty Images for CMT
Lady A; Getty Images for CMT
Lady A; Getty Images for CMT
Luke Bryan; Getty Images for CMT
Luke Bryan; Getty Images for CMT
Thomas Rhett; Getty Images for CMT
Thomas Rhett; Getty Images for CMT
Restless Road; Getty Images for CMT
Restless Road; Getty Images for CMT
Blanco Brown; Getty Images for CMT
Blanco Brown; Getty Images for CMT
Little Big Town; Getty Images for CMT
Little Big Town; Getty Images for CMT
Mickey Guyton; Getty Images for CMT
Mickey Guyton; Getty Images for CMT
Chris Young; Getty Images for CMT
Chris Young; Getty Images for CMT
Lainey Wilson; Getty Images for CMT
Lainey Wilson; Getty Images for CMT
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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.