• Kane Brown Tops 'CMT Music Awards' With Two Wins; Carrie Underwood And John Legend Land Video Of The Year   

    June 10, 2021 at 1:20 AM (PT)
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    Brown (Photo: Getty Images For CMT)

    KANE BROWN and KELSEA BALLERINI, the hosts of last night’s (6/9) ”CMT Music Awards,” were each also winners. BROWN won two awards, including Male Video of the Year for “Worship You.” He also shared Collaborative Video of the Year honors with CHRIS YOUNG for their hit duet, “Famous Friends.” BALLERINI won Performance of the Year alongside HALSEY for their staging of “The Other Girl” from last year’s “CMT Music Awards.”

    CARRIE UNDERWOOD and JOHN LEGEND won the night’s top honor, Video of the Year, for “Hallelujah.” UNDERWOOD continues to hold the title of the most-awarded CMT artist with 23 career wins. Other winners last night were GABBY BARRETT, LITTLE BIG TOWN and DYLAN SCOTT, the latter earning the first major award of his career. As previously reported (NET NEWS 6/8), the “CMT Equal Play Award” was presented to pioneering Black Country artist LINDA MARTELL.

    A post-show press release also listed TAYLOR SWIFT as a winner in a category not mentioned during the show: Social Video of the Year/Best Family Feature for "The Best Day (TAYLOR's Version)." BALLERINI, HALSEY, LEGEND and SCOTT were all first-time CMT Award winners.

    Held at NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA and partially shot at other area locations, the “CMT Music Awards” featured 21 performances and aired as a six network simulcast across CMT, MTV, MTV2, LOGO, PARAMOUNT NETWORK and TV LAND.

    The winners:

    • Video Of The Year: CARRIE UNDERWOOD with JOHN LEGEND - “Hallelujah”
    • Female Video Of The Year: GABBY BARRETT - “The Good Ones”
    • Male Video Of The Year: KANE BROWN - “Worship You”
    • Duo/Group Video Of The Year: LITTLE BIG TOWN - “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
    • Breakthrough Video Of The Year: DYLAN SCOTT - “Nobody”
    • Collaborative Video Of The Year: CHRIS YOUNG and KANE BROWN - “Famous Friends”
    • CMT Performance Of The Year: From the “2020 CMT Music Awards” - KELSEA BALLERINI and HALSEY, “The Other Girl”
    • CMT Social Video Of The Year/Best Family Feature: TAYLOR SWIFT - "The Best Day (TAYLOR's Version)"
    • CMT Equal Play Award: LINDA MARTELL

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