CMT has revealed the first round of performers set to take the stage at the 2022 CMT Music Awards, broadcasting live from Nashville on April 11.
Among the first set of artists are Kelsea Ballerini, who is serving as one of the evening’s co-hosts alongside Anthony Mackie, as well as Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris with Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell featuring Lainey Wilson, and Keith Urban.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
As previously announced, Brown leads the star-studded nominations this year with four nods; co-host Ballerini, Mickey Guyton and first-time nominees Breland and Johnson follow with three each. Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, H.E.R., Paul Klein of Lany, MacKenzie Porter, Elvie Shane, Caitlyn Smith and Brittney Spencer also received their first CMT recognitions. Carrie Underwood remains the most decorated artist in CMT history with 23 wins, vying for two additional trophies in the Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year categories, both for her duet with Jason Aldean.
Fan voting is now open for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show. General voting ends Monday, April 4 at 9:00 a.m. CT.
This year’s show will mark the inaugural broadcast of the CMT Music Awards on the CBS Television Network. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
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