CMT and iHeartCountry partner to simulcast “2021 CMT Music Awards” airing Wednesday, June 9 at 8p/7c


LOS ANGELES & NASHVILLE -- (May 14, 2021) -- CMT and iHeartMedia today announced iHeartCountry will once again serve as the official radio partner of the “2021 CMT Music Awards” airing Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT. The live radio broadcast of the Awards telecast will be offered to more than 120 iHeartCountry music radio stations. Voting for country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show is now open at

This year’s star-studded awards show, hosted by powerhouse artists Kelsea Balleriniand Kane Brown, will deliver two-and-a-half hours of nonstop performances and one-of-a-kind collaborations in and around Music City. Female powerhouses Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert lead the pack of 2021 Nominees, picking up four nods each, followed closely by Ballerini, Brown, Little Big Town and Mickey Guyton who each picked up three nominations apiece. Out-of-genre artists who received nominations include Halsey, Noah Cyrus, John Legend and P!nk. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit

The annual “CMT Music Awards” simulcast is part of CMT and iHeartMedia’s multi-platform partnership. CMT and iHeartMedia develop programming and events across radio, television and digital platforms to create the largest country music platforms, providing fans with unparalleled access to the music and artists they’re passionate about.

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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 ( 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

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 250 million people each month. It is number one in both broadcast and digital streaming radio as well as podcasting and audio ad tech, and includes three segments: The iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group; the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group; and the Audio and Media Services Group. Visit for more company information.

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