CMT Awards 2021: Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey take home awards

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It’s award show season in the world of country music.

In the nation’s only fan-voted award show, Taylor Swift and Little Big Town were among the winners at the show hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini.

Swift, who started out as a country star in the beginning of her career, took home the first prize of the night, an award for the Best Family Feature for her music video for “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version).” Swift’s award was her 30th award of 2021.

The band Little Big Down took home the award for Group/Duo of the Year.

In between the awards, Lady A, Carly Peace and Lindsay Ell performed “Like a Lady” in front of a crowd of adoring fans.

Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs also performed their hit songs, “Arkansas” and “Cold as You” at outdoor venues in the surrounding Nashville area, where the main awards show was being held.

Ballerini and Halsey won an award for Performance of the Year for their collaboration in the song “The Other Girl.”

Beloved country stars Chris Young and Kane Brown took home the award for Famous Friends.

Meanwhile Dylan Scott won Breakthrough Video of the Year.

Kane Brown took home another award for Male Video of the Year while Gabby Barrett took home the Female Video of the Year award.

Renowned country star Carrie Underwood along with John Legend took home the video of the year award for their rendition of “Hallelujah.”

The newly debuted Captain America Anthony Mackie also stopped by the award show and shared his love for country music with his fans and followers on Instagram.

“Everybody knows I love country, to be at the CMA’s is crazy,” Mackie said in an Instagram story.

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