“I loved getting a chance to host the CMT Music Awards last year and I’m excited to be back this year with Kelsea,” Brown says. “The CMT Music Awards are special to me – it’s the first industry award I won and getting on that stage was an amazing feeling. I love that the fans get to have their voices heard as we celebrate the best in country music.”
— Kane Brown (@kanebrown) May 12, 2021
“I’m so excited to be hosting the 2021 CMT Music Awards with Kane!” gushed Ballerini. “The CMT Awards are so special because they are truly fan voted. Following a year plus where we have not been able to be with the fans and share music together, will make this night even more special.”
When planning the CMT Music Awards, both Brown and Ballerini were at the top of the list of potential hosts for the live broadcast.
“Kelsea and Kane are two of the brightest, most sought-after stars in country music today and we’re thrilled to welcome them both as hosts of the 2021 CMT Music Awards,” CMT producers shared. “This dynamic duo reflects the show’s revitalized energy as live music returns to center stage in a night filled with incredible outdoor performances, cross-genre collaborations and a few surprises!”
The nominees for the CMT Music Awards will be announced on Thursday, May 13, at 11:00 AM ET. The show will air on Wednesday, June 9, at 8:00 PM ET on on CMT, as well as part of a five-network simulcast across the following MTV Entertainment Group brands: MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land. More details are expected to be announced shortly. Additional information on the ceremony can be found here.