CMT Music Award Predictions: Who Will Win?

As the 2021 CMT Music Awards prepare to get underway on Wednesday, June 9 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, American Songwriter is taking the bold stop to make predictions of who we think will take home the fan-voted trophies.

We took a poll amongst our staff, and to the best of our ability came up with a winner in each category. The results of how we did will be determined on June 9, after the awards are revealed. Until then, see if you agree with our picks.

Here’s who we think will win:

Video of the Year

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”

Female Video of the Year

Carly Pearce – “Next Girl”
Gabby Barrett – “The Good Ones”
Kelsea Ballerini – “hole in the bottle”
Maren Morris – “To Hell & Back”
Mickey Guyton – “Heaven Down Here”
Miranda Lambert – “Settling Down”

Male Video of the Year

Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”
Darius Rucker – “Beers and Sunshine”
Kane Brown – “Worship You”
Luke Bryan – “Down To One”
Luke Combs – “Lovin’ On You”
Thomas Rhett – “What’s Your Country Song”

Duo/Group Video of the Year

Brothers Osborne – “All Night”
Lady A – “Like A Lady”
Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
Old Dominion – “Never Be Sorry”
Parmalee and Blanco Brown – “Just The Way”
Runaway June – “We Were Rich”

Best Family Feature

Brooke Eden — “Sunroof”
Kane Brown — “Worship You”
Luke Combs — “Forever After All”
Miranda Lambert — “Settling Down”
Russell Dickerson — “Home Sweet”
Taylor Swift — “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

Dylan Scott – “Nobody”
Hailey Whitters feat. Little Big Town – “Fillin’ My Cup”
HARDY – “Give Heaven Some Hell”
Lainey Wilson – “Things a Man Oughta Know”
Mickey Guyton – “Black Like Me”
Niko Moon – “GOOD TIME (Ride Along Video)”

Collaborative Video of the Year

Carrie Underwood with John Legend – “Hallelujah”
Chris Young and Kane Brown – “Famous Friends”
Elle King and Miranda Lambert – “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Keith Urban with P!nk – “One Too Many”
Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris – “Chasing After You”
Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard – “Undivided”

CMT Performance of the Year

From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs “1, 2 Many”
From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Dan + Shay “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus “This Is Us”
From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey “The Other Girl”
From the 2020 CMT Music Awards – Little Big Town “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
From CMT Crossroads – Nathaniel Rateliff and Margo Price “Twinkle Twinkle”

Tune in to the CMT Music Awards to see who wins on Wednesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT Australia.

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