Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown crowns country music at its best.
The artists have just been announced as co-hosts of the 2021 CMT Music Awards, the only fan-voted country music show. This is the first time Kelsea has hosted the awards (she already has 14 nominations), while Kane is returning to host for the second year in a row.
“Kelsea and Kane are two of the brightest and most sought-after stars in country music today and we are excited to welcome you both to host the 2021 CMT Music Awards,” CMT producers told E! News in a statement. “This dynamic duo reflects the revitalized energy of the show as live music takes center stage in a night of incredible outdoor performances, cross-genre collaborations, and a few surprises!”
The list of nominees for the CMT Music Awards has yet to be announced and is expected to be released on May 13th.
Last year, Kelsea, Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett had a great year with three nominations each. Carrie Underwood took home the Video of the Year award for “Drinking Alone” while the couple are now engaged Blake Shelton With Gwen Stefani received the collaborative video of the year award for “Nobody But You”.