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The CMT Music Awards are next week and fans are ready to feel “Country Again.” They’re the genre’s only fan-voted awards, so it’s sure to be a night of fan-favorite songs and artists alike. Here’s everything you need to know about the evening, including when the 2022 CMT Music Awards are on, how to watch, and who the nominees are.

Kelsea Ballerini at the 2021 CMT Music Awards
Kelsea Ballerini at the 2021 CMT Music Awards | John Shearer/2021 CMT Awards/Getty Images for CMT

When are the 2022 CMT Music Awards?

The CMT Music awards will take place LIVE on Monday, April 11 8:00-11:00 PM (LIVE ET/delayed PT). The evening will take place in Nashville at the historic Municipal Auditorium, as well as other various locations in and around the city.

Hosts of the evening are none other than Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie from Captain America.

Performers include: Mickey Guyton + Black Pumas, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson, Keith Urban and The Judds.

Newer artists Priscilla Block, BRELAND, Jessie James Decker, Parker McCollum, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith are slated to perform from the Ram Trucks Side Stage.

How to watch the CMT Awards

The 2022 CMT Awards mark the ceremony’s inaugural broadcast on CBS, where it’ll show live at 8 PM ET. The evening will also be available on live-stream and on-demand on Paramount+. Then, on April 15 at 8 – 11:30 PM, CMT will air an extended cut of the show with an additional 30 minutes of new performances and bonus content.

“The biggest and best moments in music are coming to CBS this April,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming at CBS, as reported by Parade. “The CMT brand is preeminent in the world of country music, and we are thrilled that their team was able to coordinate a new date to bring this marquee event for television to CBS, and maximize the power of the ViacomCBS universe behind it.”

The nominees

The six finalists for Video of the Year:

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”

Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”

Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – ‘half of my hometown”

Luke Combs – “Forever After All”

Cody Johnson – “Til You Can’t”

Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never”

Female Video of the Year

Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”

Gabby Barrett – “Footprints On The Moon”

Kacey Musgraves – “justified”

Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”

Mickey Guyton – “Remember Her Name”

Miranda Lambert – “If I Was A Cowboy”

Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”

Male Video of the Year

Cody Johnson – “’Til You Can’t”

Eric Church – “Heart On Fire”

Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”

Luke Bryan – “Waves”

Luke Combs – “Forever After All”

Thomas Rhett – “Country Again”

Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”

Group/Duo Video of the Year

Brothers Osborne – “I’m Not For Everyone”

Dan + Shay – “Steal My Love”

Maddie and Tae – “Woman You Got”

Old Dominion – “I Was On a Boat That Day”

Parmalee – “Take My Name”

Zac Brown Band – “Same Boat”

Breakthrough Video of the Year, presented by SONIC®

BRELAND – “Cross Country”

Caitlyn Smith feat. Old Dominion – “I Can’t”

Elvie Shane – “My Boy”

Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”

Priscilla Block – “Just About Over You”

Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”

Collaborative Video of the Year

Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”

Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking ’Bout You”

Nelly and Florida Georgia Line – “Lil Bit”

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”

Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley – “Freedom Was A Highway”

Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan – “Buy Dirt”

Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – “half of my hometown”


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CMT Performance of the Year

Brothers Osborne – “Muskrat Greene/Dead Man’s Curve Medley (from CMT Campfire Sessions)”

George Strait – “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone (from CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride)”

H.E.R. feat. Chris Stapleton – “Hold On (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”

Kane Brown – “Three Wooden Crosses (from 2021 CMT Artists of the Year)”

Kelsea Ballerini feat. Paul Klein of LANY – “I Quit Drinking (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”

Mickey Guyton feat. Gladys Knight and BRELAND – “Friendship Train (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”

Nelly feat. Kane Brown, Blanco Brown and BRELAND – “Ride Wit Me (from CMT Crossroads: Nelly and Friends)”

CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year

Brittney Spencer “Sober & Skinny” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)

Carly Pearce – “Dear Miss Loretta” (from CMT :60 Songs)

Cody Johnson – “Dear Rodeo” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)

Jon Pardi “On The Other Hand / Forever and Ever, Amen” (in honor of 2021 CMT Artist of a Lifetime Randy Travis)

Josh Turner LIVE (from CMT KickBack)

Lainey Wilson – “Things A Man Oughta Know” (from the CMT Studio)