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Last night’s (6/9) CMT Music Awards in Nashville was full of first-time performances and collaborations to talk about.

While it wasn’t easy, we picked the top five performances of the night.

5. Chris Young and Kane Brown’s performance of “Famous Friends.”

These guys are so natural together and what a great way to end out the show.

Chris Young ft. Kane Brown Perform "Famous Friends" | 2021 CMT Music Awards

Chris Young ft. Kane Brown Perform "Famous Friends". Check out more at https://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards Paramount+ is here! Stream all your favorites sho...

4. Mickey Guyton, BRELAND and Glady Knight’s performance of “Friendship Train”

This was just epic when Gladys Knight joined Mickey Guyton on stage to perform along with newcomer Breland.

Mickey Guyton ft. BRELAND & Gladys Knight Perform "Friendship Train" | 2021 CMT Music Awards

Mickey Guyton ft. BRELAND & Gladys Knight Perform "Cross Country", "Friendship Train" Medley. Check out more at https://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards Paramoun...

 

3. Lady A, Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell perform “Like a Lady”

The opening number focused on the ladies in “Like A Lady” sung by Lady A, Carly Pearce, Lindsay Ell, and an all-female band.

Lady A ft. Carly Pearce & Lindsay Ell Perform "Like a Lady" | 2021 CMT Music Awards

Lady A ft. Carly Pearce & Lindsay Ell perform "Like a Lady". Check out more at https://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards Paramount+ is here! Stream all your favor...

 

2. Kelsea Ballerini and LANY’s Paul Klein performing “I Quit Drinking”

The rain at the end of this performance was a real showstopper!

Kelsea Ballerini ft. Paul Klein of LANY Perform "I Quit Drinking" | 2021 CMT Music Awards

Kelsea Ballerini ft. Paul Klein of LANY Perform "I Quit Drinking". Check out more at https://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards Paramount+ is here! Stream all your...

 

1. H.E.R. ft. Chris Stapleton performing “Hold On”

Without a doubt, Chris Stapleton’s performance of “Hold On” with H.E.R., complete with guitar solos by both artists, was the highlight of the night.

H.E.R. ft. Chris Stapleton Performs "Hold On" | 2021 CMT Music Awards

H.E.R. ft. Chris Stapleton Performs "Hold On". Check out more at https://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awardsParamount+ is here! Stream all your favorites shows now ...

 

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