CMT Music Grants 2021 sees Carrie Underwood and John Legend bring home top honor, Chris Stapleton perform


Carrie Underwood and John Legend brought home the top honor at the Down home Music TV (CMT) Music Grants Wednesday evening 

The team won video of the year for "Thank heaven." Underwood, who expanded her record as the most enhanced craftsman throughout the entire existence of the CMT Music Grants, acknowledged the gesture for her and Legend's sake. 

"Much obliged to you fans! Much obliged to you CMT!" Underwood said. "You're the explanation we're all here doing what we do, doing what we love (and) making music recordings." 

The 23-time CMT Music Grant champ additionally yelled out Legend, especially for sending her the melody, which showed up on her first occasion collection "My Blessing." "Congrats on what I believe is your first CMT Grant. Hold up!" she shouted. 

The ritzy occasion started off from Nashville, Tenn., with an exhibition by Woman A. The triplet was joined in front of an audience via Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell. 

Ell stepped in after Gabby Barrett bowed out, refering to "individual conditions." 

Cameras then, at that point took watchers to a ranch where Chris Stapleton performed "Arkansas." 

Following the two exhibitions, has Kane Earthy colored and Kelsea Ballerini made that big appearance. "After this year … I'm anxious for an incredible gathering," Earthy colored said. 

Charles Kelley of melodic gathering Woman A, Carly Pearce, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of melodic gathering Woman An and Lindsay Ell perform in front of an audience at the 2021 CMT Music Grants at Bridgestone Field on June 09, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee 

The main honor of the evening – bunch pair video of the year – went to Minimal Huge Town for "Wine, Brew, Bourbon." 

"This is wonderful. Most importantly, we're back and making music individuals," Kimberly Schlapman shouted, alluding to the pandemic. 

"I realize you like drinking melodies," Karen Fairchild added 

The honor was introduced by Follow Adkins and Taylor Lewan of the NFL's Tennessee Titans, who made fun of down home music "language" by asking Adkins what a dobro, reduced fifth and country is – invalidating the master's answers with senseless jokes. 

Lewan revealed to Adkins that a reduced fifth was the point at which a consumer has less bourbon than they expected and that a dobro is a companion who eats an excessive amount of pizza. 

Miranda Lambert performs for the 2021 CMT Music Grants at Cedarwood Weddings in Nashville, Tenn. what's more, broadcast on June 9, 2021. 

Hailey Whitters then, at that point made that big appearance to sing her hit "Fillin' My Cup." Miranda Lambert additionally played out a stripped-down rendition of her hit "Tequila Does," regarding her Texas roots. She sang around an open air fire close by Jon Randall and Jack Ingram. Luke Brushes likewise performed. 

The amazing Gladys Knight prevailed upon crowd individuals — not wearing covers — during a presentation of "Kinship Train" with Mickey Guyton. A piece of the show felt committed to Dark female voices on account of the first rate exhibitions by Knight, H.E.R. furthermore, Guyton, who was assigned for two honors and introduced the CMT Equivalent Play Grant to Linda Martell, one of the spearheading Dark demonstrations in blue grass music and the main Person of color to perform solo at the Stupendous Ole Opry 

Martell didn't go to the entertainment ceremony yet CMT broadcasted photographs of the symbol holding her honor and said she was watching the show from her home in South Carolina. 

Jokester Iliza Shlesinger made that big appearance close to make fun of down home music verses, especially from a portion of the class' top female specialists. 

She called attention to "fierce" verses in melodies from Underwood and Lambert, recommending that a "CSI: Nashville" network show be created dependent on tunes like "Before He Cheats." The comment was a reference to the long-running CBS dramatization "CSI" and its side projects, which followed detectives. 

The star introduced the honor for cooperative video of the year, which was given to Chris Youthful and Earthy colored for their tune "Renowned Companions." 

Later in the evening, Stapleton and H.E.R. made that big appearance with a stunning cooperation. They united for a smoky, exciting exhibition of "Hang On," falling off like a veteran pair. Another stunning collab included Underwood and musical gang NEEDTOBREATHE. Luke Bryan likewise shook the house with his hit "Down to One." 

Both Maren Morris and Barrett were initially set to perform at the CMT Grants however retreated. Barrett won female video of the year and the best family include grant went to Taylor Quick's "The Greatest Day (Taylor's Rendition)," which was re-delivered for this present year and highlighted home motion pictures featuring the pop star, her sibling and guardians. 

The show finished off with a presentation of "Acclaimed Companions" by Earthy colored and Youthful. 

Fox News' Nate Day and The Related Press added to this report