TONIGHT: 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS to air LIVE from Nashville with co-hosts Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown & Anthony Mackie on CBS

Tonight, the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS – country music’s only entirely fan-voted show – airs LIVE from Nashville, bringing Music City’s one-of-a-kind energy to fans across the globe.

2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS unveils first round of powerhouse performers & world premiere collaborations, airing Monday, April 11 on CBS

Airing at 8:00-11:00 PM LIVE ET/delayed PT, the inaugural broadcast of Paramount’s signature country music tentpole on CBS Television Networks will stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. As announced earlier this morning, the top nominee of the night, Kane Brown, joins Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie as co-host. 

The final three nominees for the coveted 2022 “VIDEO OF THE YEAR” award have been announced with fan voting now open via Twitter, using artist-specific hashtags, for the night’s biggest trophy. The nominees are:

  • Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood“If I Didn’t Love You” (#VoteJasonCarrieCMT)
  • Kane Brown – “One Mississippi” (#VoteKaneCMT)
  • Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t” (#VoteCodyCMT)

Additional show information is as follows:


  • Anthony Mackie
  • Kane Brown **NEW
  • Kelsea Ballerini


  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Cody Johnson
  • Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson
  • Gabby Barrett **NEW
  • Jason Aldean
  • Jimmie Allen + Monica + Little Big Town
  • Kane Brown
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Keith Urban
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Little Big Town
  • Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd
  • Mickey Guyton + Black Pumas
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Old Dominion
  • The Judds
  • Thomas Rhett + Riley Green
  • Walker Hayes


  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Elvie Shane
  • Jessie James Decker
  • Parker McCollum
  • Priscilla Block


  • Billy F. Gibbons
  • Craig Morgan**NEW
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Dylan Scott
  • Faith Hill **NEW
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Gayle King
  • Isabel May **NEW
  • Jimmie Allen 
  • Joel McHale
  • Jordan Davis
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Lily Aldridge **NEW
  • Martina McBride
  • Mike Singletary **NEW
  • Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown,Tan France + Antoni Porowski
  • Rob Corddry
  • Taylor Lautner

The 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will broadcast on the CBS Television Network; the show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. CMT will air CMT MUSIC AWARDS EXTENDED CUT with an added 30 minutes of new performances and extra bonus content on Friday, April 15th (8:00-11:30 PM ET) exclusively on CMT. 

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