Before Miranda Lambert took the stage in West Palm with Dierks Bentley, she took a little detour. Thanks to Riley Weinberger. The 6-year-old asked the country star and fellow animal lover to visit the Big Dog Ranch Rescue where she helps care for rescued pups. Miranda tried, and failed, to leave empty-handed. After spending time with Riley and making a donation to the rescue, she adopted an adorable golden puppy, who she named Bellamy, in honor of the Bellamy Brothers, and he's feeling right at home on the road!
Hosted by country mega stars, Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2021 CMT Music Awards, revealed the final star-studded lineup of performers and presenters earlier this week. Adding to its already-stacked roster of world premiere collaborations, the show will feature H.E.R., making her first country awards show appearance, performing with Chris Stapleton; and a CMT main stage debut from Ingrid Andress, featuring a world premiere collaboration with JP Saxe.
Show presenters include Hollywood heavyweights and some of today’s biggest stars spanning music, television, sports and entertainment including Anthony Mackie, Brett Young, Busy Philipps, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight, Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Michael Strahan, Mickey Guyton, Restless Road, Tennessee Titans’ Taylor Lewan, Trace Adkins and CMT Hot 20 Countdown hosts Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Ashley ShahAhmadi.
Plus, can’t-miss performances 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 + Lindsay Ell, Lauren Alaina + Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton + Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram + Jon Randall and Thomas Rhett. Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts will perform live from the Ram Trucks Side Stage.
Catch it tonight at 8p/7c. Tune back here for the hottest looks of the night and a recap of the show.