Info From Music Row with Leuck and Howe 06/10/2021


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The 2021 CMT Music Awards are in the books, with Carrie Underwood once again walking away with the top award, Video of the Year, for her John Legend collaboration “Hallelujah.” The win is Carrie’s ninth in the category, and her third in a row. It also extends her record as the most awarded artist in CMT history with 23 wins. The night was also a very good one for the show’s two hosts, Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini. Kane won two awards, Male Video of the Year for “Worship You” and Collaborative Video of the Year for his Chris Young collab “Famous Friends.” Meanwhile, Kelsea won CMT Performance of the Year for her 2020 CMT Music Awards performance of “The Other Girl” with Halsey. She used her acceptance speech to call out haters who criticized the performance as not being country enough noting the win shows fans know “where my roots are.” Other winners include: Gabby Barrett, Female Video of the Year for “The Good Ones,” Little Big Town, Duo/Group Video of the Year for “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” and Dylan Scott, Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Nobody.” Taylor Swift even won an award for Best Family Feature for her video for “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version),” tweeting “I Love You Mom” after her win. The show also honored Linda Martell with the second annual CMT Equal Play Award. Linda is the only black woman to ever make the Top 20 Country Airplay charts (in 1969) and the very first black woman to play the Grand Ole Opry. In a video clip she talked about her career and the discrimination she faced throughout it. Her contribution to music was celebrated by such artists as Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Rhiannon Giddens, Jennifer Nettles (the first recipient of the award), Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood. As usual, the CMT Music Awards were filled with a whole bunch of great performances, which once again took place at various locations across Nashville.

2021 CMT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS LIST

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Carrie Underwood & John Legend – “Hallelujah” - WINNER
  • Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”
  • Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Carly Pearce – “Next Girl”
  • Gabby Barrett – “The Good Ones” - WINNER
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
  • Maren Morris – “To Hell & Back”
  • Mickey Guyton – “Heaven Down Here”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Settling Down”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”
  • Darius Rucker – “Beers and Sunshine”
  • Kane Brown – “Worship You” - WINNER
  • Luke Bryan – “Down To One”
  • Luke Combs – “Lovin’ On You”
  • Thomas Rhett – “What’s Your Country Song”

DUO/GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne – “All Night”
  • Lady A – “Like A Lady”
  • Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” - WINNER
  • Old Dominion – “Never Be Sorry”
  • Parmalee and Blanco Brown – “Just The Way”
  • Runaway June – “We Were Rich”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Dylan Scott – “Nobody” - WINNER
  • Hailey Whitters feat. Little Big Town – “Fillin’ My Cup”
  • HARDY – “Give Heaven Some Hell”
  • Lainey Wilson – “Things a Man Oughta Know”
  • Mickey Guyton – “Black Like Me”
  • Niko Moon – “GOOD TIME (Ride Along Video)”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Carrie Underwood with John Legend – “Hallelujah”
  • Chris Young and Kane Brown – “Famous Friends” - WINNER
  • Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
  • Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
  • Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris – “Chasing After You”
  • Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard – “Undivided”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs “1, 2 Many”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Dan + Shay “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus “This Is Us”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey “The Other Girl” - WINNER
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Little Big Town “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • From CMT Crossroads – Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price “Twinkle Twinkle”

BEST FAMILY FEATURE

  • Brooke Eden - "Sunroof"
  • Kane Brown - "Worship You"
  • Luke Combs - "Forever After All"
  • Miranda Lambert - "Settling Down"
  • Russell Dickerson - "Home Sweet"
  • Taylor Swift - "The Best Day (Taylor's Version)"

Next time you see Lindsay Ell she may be in a cast. In case you missed it, the singer revealed on Instagram that she broke a bone in her foot, announcing the news with an X-ray of her broken bone. She captioned the photo, “When your Saturday becomes a little more eventful…..If a broken [bone] x-ray grosses you out DONT SWIPE LEFT.” Check it out here. At last night's CMT Awards (where she was in a cast) she told Entertainment Tonight that she broke it after her dog got out of the tour bus and she went to chase after it and she jumped from the top step and "landed wrong."