The Best Moments From The 2021 CMT Music Awards


The 2021 CMT Music Awards was definitely a night to remember.

From the moment hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown stepped out onstage, the memorable moments started to roll in! While highlights include the big winners of the night, there were so many other great moments that we have to point out.

There were dozens of incredible performances, moving acceptance speeches and the best interactions between our favorite stars, so much happened on the big night!

Scroll down to see the most unforgettable moments from the show!

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Lady A, Carly Pearce, Lindsay Ell and The Shindellas kicked off the big night!Photo: Getty Images North America

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Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown hosted the big show.Photo: Getty Images

Luke Combs performed onstage.Photo: Getty Images

Miranda Lambert gave a beautiful acoustic performance at Cedarwood Weddings in Nashville, Tennessee.Photo: Getty Images

Little Big Town won the Group/Duo Video Of The Year.Photo: Getty Images

Hailey Whitters performed on the Ram Trucks Stage.Photo: Getty Images

Thomas Rhett rocked the stage.Photo: Getty Images

Ingrid Andress sang at The White Limozeen in Nashville, Tennessee.Photo: Getty Images

JP Saxe joined Ingrid onstage. Photo: Getty Images

John Osborne and T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne performed onstage with Dierks Bentley.Photo: Getty Images

H.E.R. and Chris Stapleton gave us CHILLS when they performed their duet.Photo: Getty Images

Dylan Scott took home his first CMT Award for Breakthrough Video.Photo: Getty Images

A powerful performance from Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE.Photo: Getty Images

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Breland, Gladys Knight and Mickey Guyton board the "Friendship Train". Photo: Getty Images

Luke Bryan lit downtown Nashville UP!Photo: Getty Images

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Kelsea Ballerini and Paul Klein of LANY made their debut performance of "I Quit Drinking".Photo: Getty Images

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Anthony Mackie speaks presented Video of The Year.Photo: Getty Images

Kelsea Ballerini accepts the CMT Performance of the Year award.Photo: Getty Images

Niko Moon performed on the Ram Trucks Stage.Photo: Getty Images

Tenille Arts shined during her performance. Photo: Getty Images

Blanco Brown always has the MOST fun onstage.Photo: Getty Images

Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina performed at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee.Photo: Getty Images

Kane Brown and Chris Young shut the CMTs down!Photo: Getty Images