CMT has now confirmed that this year’s 2021 CMT Awards show hosts will be Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini.
This marks Brown’s second consecutive year co-hosting the awards show. As he previously co-hosted alongside Ashley McBryde and Sarah Hyland in 2020.
CMT shared a Instagram reel on Wednesday (5/12) to share the exciting news! In the video, Brown and Ballerini revealed their co-hosting duties.
Kane said, “I had so much fun hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards that I’m back to do it again! Only this time I got another KB joining me as cohost,” Ballerini added, “I’m so excited to be joining you for the 2021 CMT Music Awards as hosts, we’re gonna be so much fun!”
Earlier, the two country superstars were seen filming something together in Ballerini’s Instagram stories on Tuesday, May 11. In the clip, Ballerini appears in a sparkling green dress saying “oh, hey Kane [Brown]” in which he replies “hey.” She ended the clip with a quick wink, letting fans know that something is happening.
Although Ballerini didn’t elaborate at the time on what they were filming together, fans are assuming that they are recording promotional clips for the upcoming CMT Music Awards on June 9.
CMT further teased the idea by sharing Ballerini’s story to their twitter captioned with eyes and tagging the two hitmakers.