More artists added to superstar list for CMT Music Awards
Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, the only entirely fan-voted country music awards show airs LIVE from Nashville Monday, April 11 at 9 p.m. on your local CBS 8!
CMT ADDS MICKEY GUYTON + BLACK PUMAS, OLD DOMINION AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO THE LINEUP OF SUPERSTAR PERFORMERS FOR THE “2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS,” AIRING MONDAY, APRIL 11 ON YOUR LOCAL CBS 8!
The six finalists for “Video of the Year” revealed
Voting open to vote.cmt.com
CMT unveiled its expanded lineup of star performers with the addition of three new performances. They also revealed the top six finalists vying for the coveted Video of the Year award at the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, with fan voting now open to vote.cmt.com. Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, the only entirely fan-voted country music awards show airs LIVE from Nashville Monday, April 11 at 9 p.m. on your local CBS 8!
As announced at the 64th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS®, three new artists have been added to the ever-growing list of superstars as part of this year’s electrifying spectacle. Mickey Guyton + Black Pumas will team up for a world-first collaboration; Two-time CMT Music Award nominee Old Dominion will take the stage; and CMT’s most decorated entertainer of all time, Carrie Underwood, will deliver a very special all-new performance from Resorts World Theater, home to her ongoing show REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency.
The last six nominees for Video of the Year are:
- Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
- Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
- Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – “Half My Hometown”
- Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
- Cody Johnson – “Until You Can’t”
- Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never”
Over the past three weeks, fans have voted in all categories, including Video of the Year, narrowing the pool to the top six finalists from the initial list of 12 nominees. On the morning of Monday, April 11, those six will be narrowed down to the top three, with voting continuing throughout the live broadcast, leading up to the big reveal at the end of the night. Most notably, this year’s category sees Carrie Underwood compete for her fourth consecutive Video of the Year win, as she remains the most awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history with 23 career total wins. This year, she’s up for two awards, both for her “If I Didn’t Love You” collaboration with Jason Aldean.
These new performers join a growing list of powerhouse performances and previously announced global collaborations, including co-host Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson, and Keith Urban. Additionally, emerging artists Priscilla Block, BRELAND, Jessie James Decker, Parker McCollum, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith will also perform from the Ram Trucks side stage. This year’s show also features Kacey Musgraves presenting the first TV performance in 20 years from country royalty The Judds.
The 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS are produced by Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment), Leslie Fram (CMT) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment). Patrizia DiMaria (Ladypants Productions) is co-executive producer; Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are production executives; and Shanna Strassberg and Taryn Hurd are talent producers.
About the CMT Music Awards
Celebrated for high-powered, world-first, and multi-genre performances, the CMT Music Awards have been broadcast live since 2005, bringing Nashville’s biggest party to music fans everywhere. The 2021 show, hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, featured the most debut collaborations and cross-gender pairings in the show’s history. Standout performances include HER + Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Mickey Guyton + BRELAND, and NEEDTOBREATHE + Carrie Underwood, who remains the most awarded artist in CMT Awards history with 23 wins.