Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown joined forces to co-host this year’s ceremony, which kicked off from Nashville, Tenn. at 8 p.m. EST and aired across CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.
The CMT Awards, described as the genre’s “only entirely fan-voted show,” featured live performances from a star-studded lineup that included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bentley and many more. Music lovers also enjoyed a handful of crossover acts, with Mickey Guyton performing alongside icon Gladys Knight, Ballerini teaming up with LANY lead singer Paul Jason Klein, and Underwood sharing the stage with NEEDTOBREATHE.
As for this evening’s winners, Taylor Swift and mom Andrea were recognized with the Best Family Feature award, while Gabby Barrett and Little Big Town also won big.
Follow along with E! News as we brought you real-time updates on the winners at the 2021 CMT Awards.
2021 CMT Awards: See Every Star
Video of the Year
WINNER: Carrie Underwood with John Legend, “Hallelujah”
Dierks Bentley, “Gone”
Elle King and Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Ingrid Andress, “Lady Like”
Kane Brown, “Worldwide Beautiful”
Keith Urban with P!nk, “One Too Many”