Gabby Barrett Emotionally Accepts Her First Billboard Music Awards
The "I Hope" singer won Top Country Female Artist, Top Collaboration and Top Country Song at Sunday's awards.The country star took home her first-ever Billboard Awards on Sunday, winning Top Country Female Artist, Top Collaboration and Top Country Song, and she gave an emotional acceptance speech celebrating her massive year.
Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett will no longer be performing at the 2021 CMT Music Awards.
On Tuesday, both country stars announced that they would be pulling out of the awards show, set to air on Wednesday, citing scheduling conflicts and personal reasons.
According to Billboard, both singers have since been replaced for their scheduled performances at the country music awards show in Nashville. Ingrid Andress will take Morris' spot on the stage with JP Saxe to perform "Line by Line," while Lindsey Ell will take Barrett's place to perform with Lady A and Carly Pearce.
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Sharing the news on Instagram, Barrett posted a photo from her performance at last year's CMT Awards, reminiscing on the show and her breakthrough video of the year award win for "I Hope."
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"Still thinking back to last year's CMT Music Awards performance and my very first award win ???? Such a special moment that I will never forget," the 21-year-old singer wrote of the moment.
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"I'm really sad to share that because of personal circumstances I won't be able to perform with @ladya and @carlypearce on Wednesday at the @cmt Music Awards!" she continued. "I'll be rooting for you guys and all of the incredibly talented nominees and performers! So appreciate all of your support and will see yall on the road this summer :)."
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Morris, 31, also announced the news on Instagram with a since-expired post on her Instagram Story.
"Due to a scheduling conflict, I will not be performing at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday," said "The Bones" singer. "I know @jpsaxe will slay it and I am so excited for his album to come out soon!"
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Though they won't be able to make it to this year's ceremony, both artists are nominated for the CMT's female video of the year - Morris for "To Hell & Back" and Barrett for "The Good Ones."
The 2021 CMT Music Awards will air live Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.
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