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The 2021 CMT Music Awards winners are in! See the list here.

2021 CMT Music Awards: Watch 10 of the Night’s Best Performances

The 2021 CMT Music Awards returned in a big way. Hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, the ceremony included not only handing out trophies, but several killer performances and all-star collaborations. See 10 of our favorites below. 1. Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE, “I Wanna Remember” Carrie Underwood announced last month that she was joining NEEDTOBREATHE on their new…

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2021 CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood Continues Reign as Most-Awarded Artist

Carrie Underwood is continuing her reign as the most-awarded artist at the CMT Music Awards. The American Idol alum claimed the night’s highest honor at the CMT Music Awards, with Video of the Year, for her “Hallelujah” video with John Legend, marking her 23rd CMT Music Awards win. “Fans, thank you so much,” Underwood said after accepting her trophy….

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Carly Pearce Burst Into Tears the First Time She Met Kelsea Ballerini

Carly Pearce and Kelsea Ballerini are close, close friends now, but it wasn’t always that way. Pearce and Ballerini first met in a therapy session years ago, and Pearce became instantly jealous of Ballerini’s promising career. “A big turning point for me was somewhere around 24, 25. I met Kelsea Ballerini and was honest,” Pearce recalled on SiriusXM’s Exit…

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Kelsea Ballerini Imagines What Might Have Been in ‘Half of My Hometown’ Video: WATCH

Kelsea Ballerini will never know what her life might have been like if she had never left Knoxville to pursue a career in country music in Nashville. Still, she can imagine what might have happened if she had played it safe, a scenario she allows to play out in the video for her current single, “Half of My Hometown.”…

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2021 CMT Music Awards: See the List of Nominees

The 2021 CMT Music Awards nominees are out! Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris lead the list of nominees, with four each, followed by Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and  Mickey Guyton, who each have three nods. Keep reading to find out which country artists received nominations this year. Video of the Year Carrie Underwood and John Legend,…

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Kelsea Ballerini ‘Can’t Help But Fangirl’ While Working With Kenny Chesney

They might both be successful country music artists, but Kelsea Ballerini will always be a big, big fan of Kenny Chesney, especially now. Chesney joins Ballerini on her current single, “Half of My Hometown,” a full-circle moment for the 27-year-old. “Part of me just goes, I want to be so present that I don’t want a fangirl. And then…

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Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney’s ‘Half of My Hometown’: Story Behind the Song

Kelsea Ballerini grew up idolizing Kenny Chesney, never imagining she would one day be friends with the superstar. The 27-year-old sings with Chesney on her current single, “Half of My Hometown,” becoming close with Chesney in the process. “Ever since decided to sign onto this song and do this with me, we’ve just become like brother-sister,” Ballerini admitted…

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2021 ACM Awards: 10 Best Performances From Country Music’s Big Night

The 2021 ACM Awards took place at various parts throughout Nashville, because of the pandemic. While the show went on mostly without an audience, except for vaccinated healthcare workers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, there were still plenty of great performances and stand-out moments. Keep reading to see ten of our favorites. 10. Miranda Lambert and Elle King, “Drunk…

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Country Music Executive John Alexander Relives Life’s Journey in ‘Mat Memories’ [EXCLUSIVE]

John Alexander’s career path has been anything but linear. The former country music executive, who has run companies and is credited with helping launch the careers of both Patty Loveless and Kelsea Ballerini, also worked with the New York Mets and in pro-wrestling. His life’s interesting trajectory is detailed in Alexander’s new book, Mat Memories: My Wild Life in…

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