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Entertainment Rain on Stage, Country Campfires and More Photos of the One-of-a-Kind Performances at the 2021 CMT Awards

07:30  10 june  2021
07:30  10 june  2021 Source:   people.com

Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett Back Out of Performing at the 2021 CMT Music Awards

  Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett Back Out of Performing at the 2021 CMT Music Awards Both country singers cited personal reasons for pulling out of this year's CMT Music Awards, sharing posts on social media RELATED: CMT Awards 2021: Everything to Know About the Star-Studded Awards Show Sharing the news on Instagram, Barrett posted a photo from her performance at last year's CMT Awards, reminiscing on the show and her breakthrough video of the year award win for "I Hope.

The performance started off with Mickey, 37, and Breland, 25, performing their new collaboration Cross Country , before the songstress was joined on stage with none other than Gladys, 77, herself for Friendship Train. Mickey absolutely dazzled audiences in a shimmering silver dress while Gladys hit a fashion As the song concluded, Mickey and Breland shared a high-five before leaving the stage . The star-studded performance was just one of many wowing audiences at the Nashville based awards show. Carrie Underwood joined forces with NEEDTOBREATHE for a more intimate performance of I

RYAN MUSICK Courtesy of Academy of Country Music /Shutterstock. The Grammy winner also spoke about her latest passion project, opening Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. The bar and restaurant taped into the musician’s love of her hometown of Longview “It’s a very big deal to me to represent the female vision of a restaurant/bar on Broadway,” she said of the establishment, which had its grand opening over Memorial Day weekend. “Growing up in Texas, I’m such a huge fan of Tex-Mex. It’s food that I love and now I get to bring that to Nashville to a bar with

Who needs a spotlight when you have Kelsea Ballerini?

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The CMT Music Awards co-host, 27, was a bright spot during Wednesday night's show - literally. During her time on stage with co-host Kane Brown, she rocked five different looks, one more eye-catching than the other.

Ballerini kicked off the night (and the red carpet) in a pink pleather corset top/pants combo with matching heels. It must've been good luck: she also wore it to accept the award for CMT performance of the year, for her 2020 CMT Music Awards duet of "The Other Girl" with Halsey.

Kelsea Ballerini, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelsea Ballerini posing for the camera: The host — and performer, and winner! — brought the color in her extra-bright looks © getty (3) The host — and performer, and winner! — brought the color in her extra-bright looks

From there, she slipped into a shimmering blue dress with coordinating earrings and eye shadow (below) for a rain-soaked performance of her new song, "I Quit Drinking," with Paul Klein of LANY.

Cutest Couples at the 2021 CMT Music Awards

  Cutest Couples at the 2021 CMT Music Awards These twosomes were definitely #RelationshipGoals at the 2021 CMT Music Awards ceremony on Wednesday.Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the red carpet at the annual awards show Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday was filled with country music's finest. While many showed off their stylish looks, it was the gorgeous and swoon-worthy power couples that made us turn heads. Whether it was another fun night out on the town or a special date night for new parents, these duos brought the glitz and glamour.

Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown co-host tonight's 2021 CMT Awards , airing in Nashville and featuring performances from Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert and more country music A-listers. Music lovers will also see a handful of crossover acts, with Mickey Guyton performing alongside icon Gladys Knight , Ballerini teaming up with LANY lead singer Paul Jason Klein , and Underwood sharing the stage with NEEDTOBREATHE . As for this evening's nominees, country music queens Maren Morris and Lambert are in the lead with four each.

Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett announced they wouldn’t perform at the 2021 CMT Awards shortly before the show — details. “I’m so excited [to perform with Ryan] because typically I’m trying to find him in the crowd … just so I have someone to make eye contact with,” Morris told Entertainment Tonight before the April show. “Now it’s super easy to find him because he’s on stage with me.” Listen to Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!

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Gallery: H.E.R. Paid Tribute to Elton John on the iHeartRadio Music Awards Stage *and* Red Carpet (PopSugar)

a person holding a sign: H.E.R. honored Elton John in more ways than one at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. In addition to performing a tribute with Demi Lovato and Brandi Carlile, the singer and multi-instrumentalist also dressed like Elton, who was the evening's Icon Award recipient. Styled by Wouri Vice, H.E.R. wore two complementary outfits - one for the red carpet and one for her performance - that were pretty much covered in sequins.  First up, H.E.R. arrived in an all-black outfit consisting of an embellished Elton John T-shirt by Stinson Haus, sequin Alexandre Vauthier pants with a wide-leg feather trim, platform Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and striped sunglasses by Isabel Marant. For her second look, H.E.R. wore a gold sequin Dundas suit with gold platform heels, again by Giuseppe Zanotti, and oversize square sunglasses. Enjoy photos of her latest glamorous looks ahead.

Her third ensemble was a sparkly, long-sleeved creamsicle-orange mini paired with strappy sandals and statement earrings. She followed that one up with a tailored yellow suit and jeweled barrettes in her hair.

RELATED: CMT Awards 2021: See the Complete List of Winners!

Her final look of the evening was possibly her most daring: a pink-and-gold belted peekaboo number that wrapped around her torso and arms. Not bad for someone who joked on Instagram on Tuesday, "Will I remember how to be out of sweatpants and use words in an arena of people?"

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Not to be outdone, her co-host Brown spent the night in a series of Dolce & Gabbana looks, first a gray plaid three-piece, single-button suit, next an aubergine tuxedo and lastly a dark blue pinstripe double-breasted suit, which he wore to accept the award for male video of the year for "Worship You." Brown also picked up collaborative video of the year for "Famous Friends" with Chris Young.

Be sure to check out PEOPLE's CMT Awards coverage to get the latest news on country music's big night.

Ahead of the CMT Awards, Ballerini and Brown - who hosted last year, too - both spoke of their excitement over being at an in-person event again after awards shows were sidelined in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Following a year-plus where we have not been able to be with the fans and share music together, makes this night even more special," she said.

Lindsay Ell Reveals How She Broke Her Foot After Arriving to 2021 CMT Music Awards in a Cast (Exclusive) .
The country musician walked the red carpet outside the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, and opened up about her injury.Speaking with ET's Cassie DiLaura, Ell opened up about the injury, and how she came to the decision to embrace it for her red carpet look.

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