CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & John Legend Win Video Of The Year

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What an epic night!

Wednesday, June 9th marked the 2021 CMT Music Awards, which were wonderfully hosted by singers Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini. This is Brown’s second time as host and Ballerini’s first!

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The difference between the CMT Music Awards from other country music awards shows is that these winners are determined by fan vote. The biggest award of the night is Video of the Year, which also had the most nominees initially.

They were announced on May 15 as follows:

Carrie Underwood with John Legend – “Hallelujah”
Dierks Bentley – “Gone”
Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Ingrid Andress – “Lady Like”
Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”
Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
Kenny Chesney – “Knowing You”
Maren Morris – “Better Than We Found It”
Mickey Guyton – “Heaven Down Here”
Miranda Lambert – “Settling Down”
Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris – “Chasing After You”
Sam Hunt – “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s”
Willie Jones – “American Dream”

The first round of voting narrowed the Video of the Year nominees down to the top 6, which were:

Carrie Underwood with John Legend – “Hallelujah”
Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”
Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
Kenny Chesney – “Knowing You”

The morning of June 9, the Top 4 were announced. The four videos that will fight for Video of the Year are:

Carrie Underwood & John Legend – “Hallelujah” (#VoteCarrieCMT)
Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful” (#VoteKaneCMT)
Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many” (#VoteKeithCMT)
Kelsea Ballerini – “Hole in the Bottle” (#VoteKelseaCMT)

Fans had all day to vote on Twitter, and when voting closed the video with the most votes was….Carrie Underwood and John Legend!


Congrats to Carrie Underwood and John Legend! Watch their winning video below.