Multi-Platinum entertainer Kelsea Ballerini and acclaimed actor Anthony Mackie will co-host the 2022 CMT Music Awards.
With her seventh No. 1 country hit under her belt, Ballerini will notch her second consecutive year hosting the show. Mackie, who is best known for his role as Sam Wilson/The Falcon in Marvel movies, will mark his first time as host after he presented the Video of the Year award at last year’s show.
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pair one of the biggest names in country music with one of the world’s most electrifying superheroes to host our biggest CMT Music Awards ever,” says Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, Executive Producers, CMT Music Awards. “Kelsea and Anthony are each wildly successful in their own right and combined, bring mega star power that transcends the worlds of music, film and pop culture with a supersized fan base. We know this dynamic duo is the perfect pairing to bring our show to the next level as we reach our largest global audience ever live on CBS.”
The 2022 CMT Music Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Monday, April 11 from 7-10 p.m. CT on CBS. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
“I’m thrilled to be returning as host at this year’s CMT Awards with Anthony Mackie! This award show is always a special one, as it revolves around the fans and celebrates their favorite artists,” Ballerini shares. “This year is especially cool to be a part of as CMT grows into a network spot and expands for even more fans to get involved. It’s going to be a big one and I can’t wait!”
Mackie adds, “I had the pleasure of presenting at last year’s CMT Music Awards and received the warmest welcome from the country music community and the city of Nashville. I can’t wait to get back to Music City to co-host this year’s awards with the amazing Kelsea Ballerini.”
Nominations for the 2022 CMT Music Awards will be announced on Wednesday, March 16, in tandem with the start of fan voting. Additional details on nominations, performers and presenters to be announced in the coming weeks.
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