2021 “CMT Music Awards” Ram Trucks Side Stage to feature performances from rising country stars Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts


Country music’s only fan-voted show airs Wednesday, June 9th at 8p/7c

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NASHVILLE, TN -- (June 2, 2021) -- The “2021 CMT Music Awards” continues to add today’s hottest names in music with Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts set to perform as part of the Ram Trucks Side Stage. Country music’s only entirely fan-voted show airs Wednesday, June 9th at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.

The featured acts on the Ram Trucks Side Stage includes the following songs and performers:

  • Blanco Brown - “Nobody's More Country”
  • Dylan Scott - “Nobody”
  • Hailey Whitters - “Fillin’ My Cup”
  • Lainey Wilson - “Things A Man Oughta Know”
  • Niko Moon - “Good Time”
  • Tenille Arts - “Somebody Like That”

In addition to their performances, Moon, Scott, Whitters and Wilson are also nominated for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” alongside fellow first-time “CMT Music Awards” nominees HARDY and Mickey Guyton, both of whom appeared on the Ram Trucks Side Stage in 2020.

The six artists join the growing list of previously announced all-star performers, including BRELAND + Mickey Guyton, Brothers Osborne + Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood + NEEDTOBREATHE, Chris Young + Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini + Paul Klein from LANY, Lady A + Carly Pearce + Gabby Barrett, Lauren Alaina + Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton + Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram + Jon Randall and Thomas Rhett.

In addition to the Side Stage, Ram Trucks will air a custom-made spot inside the 2021 “CMT Music Awards” featuring Hailey Whitters performing the brand’s new original song “Brave Is Beautiful”. Whitters will also appear together with Blanco Brown and Tenille Arts for a new episode of “CMT Campfire Sessions,” premiering Monday, June 7 via CMT Twitter Live.

The 2021 “CMT Music Awards” will once again celebrate music’s biggest stars and bring Nashville’s one-of-a-kind energy to music fans across the globe through epic performances in and around Music City. Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting for the six “Video of the Year” finalists open now at vote.cmt.com. The full list of nominees for the 2021 “CMT Music Awards” is available here.

The 2021 “CMT Music Awards” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin and Amy Lin Johnson; the Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent, Shanna Strassberg and Taryn Hurd are Talent Producers.

Official sponsors of the 2021 “CMT Music Awards” also include Lipton Iced Tea, Little Caesars® and Verizon.

For more information, visit CMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, use hashtag #CMTawards and ‘like’ the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.


About CMT:
CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are, including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT.com) and social (@CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). CMT is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC) (“ViacomCBS”). For more information, please visit cmtpress.com.

About Ram Trucks Brand:
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go. Ram is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com.


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