CMT Awards 2021 winners list: Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett and more take home trophies


Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean
Published 11:25 p.m. ET June 9, 2021


Carrie Underwood , Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Luke Bryan and Gabby Barret among winners in the 2020 CMT Music Awards.

Video Elephant

This year’s CMT Music Awards winners are in.

Carrie Underwood took home Video of the Year, beating out Keith Urban with P!nk, Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown for the night’s biggest honor. “American Idol” alum Gabby Barrett and Brown won Female Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year respectively, while Little Big Town triumphed in the Duo/Group Video of the Year category.

Ballerini and Brown co-hosted the show, which aired Wednesday from Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m. CST on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.

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2021 CMT Music Awards winners 

Video of the Year 

  • Carrie Underwood with John Legend – “Hallelujah”
  • 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”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
  • Maren Morris – “To Hell & Back”
  • Mickey Guyton – “Heaven Down Here”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Settling Down”

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Male Video of the Year 

  • Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”
  • Darius Rucker – “Beers and Sunshine”
  • Kane Brown – “Worship You”
  • 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”
  • Old Dominion – “Never Be Sorry”
  • Parmalee and Blanco Brown – “Just The Way”
  • Runaway June – “We Were Rich”     

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Breakthrough Video of the Year 

  • Dylan Scott – “Nobody”
  • 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”
  • 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”

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)”

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”
  • From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Little Big Town “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • From CMT Crossroads – Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price “Twinkle Twinkle”

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Contributing: Charles Trepany, USA TODAY


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