People.com Entertainment Music Country Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett Back Out of Performing at the 2021 CMT Music Awards Both country singers cited personal reasons for pulling out of this year's CMT Music Awards, sharing posts on social media By Vanessa Etienne Vanessa Etienne Twitter Vanessa Etienne is an Emerging Content Writer-Reporter for PEOPLE. Prior to joining in April 2021, she served as a reporter for Men's Health Magazine and BET Digital after freelancing for publications such as The New York Times and Everyday Health. Originally from northern Virginia, Vanessa is a proud Haitian American with a love for R&B music and mental health topics. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's in Communication and Public Relations before earning her master's degree in Journalism from the City University of New York. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 9, 2021 10:27 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 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, the scheduled performances at the country music awards show in Nashville have been altered ahead of the singers' absence. Ingrid Andress will now take the stage with JP Saxe to perform "Line by Line," while Lindsey Ell will perform alongside Lady A and Carly Pearce. CMT Awards 2021: Everything to Know About the Star-Studded Awards Show 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." "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. SHEIN Together Fest 2021/Getty Images; John Shearer/Getty Images "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 :)." RELATED VIDEO: JP Saxe Opens up About Meeting Line by Line Collaborator Maren Morris on Twitter 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!" CMT Awards Nominations 2021: Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris Lead the Pack with 4 Nods Each 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.