People.com Entertainment Music Country Rain on Stage, Country Campfires and More Photos of the One-of-a-Kind Performances at the 2021 CMT Awards When it rains, it pours ... right on stage at the 2021 CMT Awards! By Andrea Wurzburger Published on June 9, 2021 11:08 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 08 The Rainy Rendition of 'I Quit Drinking' John Shearer/2021 CMT Awards/Getty Kelsea Ballerini and Paul Klein of LANY got swept up in a storm of emotion when they performed "I Quit Drinking" and ended the ballad with a storm on stage. 02 of 08 Lady A's Empowering Anthem Erika Goldring/Getty Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of Lady A performed "Like a Lady," welcoming Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell for an empowering collaborative moment featuring The Shindellas on backup. Ell — currently recovering from a broken foot — joined the crew after Gabby Barrett bowed out, citing "personal circumstances." 03 of 08 Miranda's Cool Campfire Song John Shearer/getty It's lit! The campfire, that is. Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall performed "Tequila Does" while sitting in front of a campfire, Lambert in a maroon hat and beige fringe leather jacket. 04 of 08 H.E.R. and Chris and Their Rockin' Duet Erika Goldring/Getty Stapleton was joined by H.E.R. for a moving performance of the songstress's "Hold On." The pair gave the song a bluesy spin as they rocked out on their guitars. 05 of 08 This Show of Friendship Erika Goldring/Getty Mickey Guyton was joined by Gladys Knight and BRELAND for a performance of "Friendship Train," which earned the three a standing ovation. 06 of 08 Carrie's Dreamy Collaboration John Shearer/Getty Carrie Underwood and NEEDTOBREATHE delivered an ethereal performance of "I Wanna Remember" outdoors and in the round at the Bonnaroo Farm. 07 of 08 Luke Raising the Roof John Shearer/Getty Bryan delivered a sky-high performance of "Down to One" from the rooftop of Assembly Hall in Nashville. 08 of 08 A Performance Full of Flower Power John Shearer/getty Ingrid Andress and JP Saxe performed "Lady Like" and "Like That" amidst a field of flowers.