Info From Music Row with Leuck and Howe 06/08/2021

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Congratulations are in order for Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis. The couple, who, as we told you, got married on May 27th, just announced that they are expecting their second child together. Jimmie broke the news on Instagram with a funny video that featured clips from “Home Alone,” with the parents saying “we did it again,” “Hamilton” and more, ending with the “Knocked Up” scene where Katherine Heigl announces “I’m pregnant.” The video then ends with a picture of a list featuring the names of everyone in the family, Jimmie, Alexis, their daughter 15-month-old Naomi, Aadyn, Jimmie’s seven-year-old son from a previous relationship, and the words “Baby Allen,” with the caption “coming soon.” Alexis also shared the news on her socials with a series of photos showing off her baby bump. Check out the video below.

The 2021 CMT Music Awards go down tonight in Nashville, and it’s bound to be a great night of music. The show, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, will feature solo performances by Luke Combs, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett, along with a whole host of collaborations, including Chris Stapleton and H.E.R., Brothers Osborne with Dierks Bentley, Breland and Mickey Guyton, Chris Young and Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Paul Klein from LANY, Lady A and Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall, and Ingrid Andress and JP Saxe. The show will also once again highlight rising stars on the Ram Truck Stage. Artists confirmed include Blanco Brown, making his first performance since his motorcycle accident, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon, and Tenille Arts. As for this year’s nominees, Miranda Lambert leads pack with four nods, with Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Little Big Town close behind with three. Carrie Underwood is the reigning Video of the Year winner, with “Drinking Alone," and is up again for "Hallelujah," her duet with John Legend. If she wins again she’ll extend her record for the most awarded artist in CMT Awards history. She currently has 22 wins. Her Video of the Year competition includes: Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”; Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful;” Keith Urban with Pink – “One Too Many; Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle” and Kenny Chesney - “Knowing You.” The 2021 CMT Awards kick of at 7 pm CT.