Who Is Performing at the 2019 CMT Music Awards?

The biggest night in country music is almost here.

The 2019 CMT Music Awards will take place on Wednesday, June 5 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and the ceremony will air live at 8/7c on CMT. Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town are hosting the show.

Here’s who’s performing at the 2019 CMT Music Awards

Little Big Town
Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town | Rick Kern/WireImage

This year’s CMT Music Awards performers are a who’s who of the top artists in country music today. You can tune in on Wednesday to watch live performances from:

  • Little Big Town
  • Keith Urban
  • Luke Combs
  • Zak Brown Band
  • Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker
  • Brett Young and Boyz II Men
  • Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dan + Shay
  • Kane Brown
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Toby Keith
  • Cole Swindell
  • Trombone Shorty

Keith will debut his latest single, “That’s Country Bro” and also be joined by Swindell to perform one of his biggest hits. Rhett and Little Big Town will perform with celebrated New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty, while Crow and Morris’s performance will be the first time the two will collaborate live.

Up-and-coming performers (who are all nominated for “Breakthrough Video of the Year”) will be featured on the Ram Trucks Side Stage. They include:

  • Jimmie Allen performing “Best Shot”
  • Jordan Davis performing “Take It From Me”
  • Mitchell Tenpenny performing “Drunk Me”
  • Morgan Wallen performing “Whiskey Glasses”
  • Runaway June performing “Buy My Own Drinks”
  • Tenille Townes performing “Somebody’s Daughter”

This year’s presenters include Bobby Bones, Sarah Hyland, Trisha Yearwood, Michelle Monaghan, Jimmie Allen, Keifer Sutherland, and Jenni “Jwoww” Farley. Of course, viewers should expect a few surprise appearances as well!

You still have a chance to vote for your favorite artists

Unlike many awards shows, where people in the industry pick the winners, fans get to decide who goes home with a trophy at the CMT Awards. And country music fans still have a chance to vote for their favorites.

To cast your vote, head to the CMT website. There, you can choose your favorite in categories like “Male Video of the Year,” “Breakthrough Video of the Year,” and “CMT Performance of the Year.” Voting is open through June 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET, with the exception of the “Video of the Year” category, where you can vote for your favorite of the top 5 finalists until June 5 at 10 p.m.

How to get tickets to the show

Most fans will watch the CMT Awards from the comfort of their couch, but if you happen to be in Nashville, you can see them in person.

Tickets are still available for the awards ceremony and all the associated performances. The cheapest available tickets are $50.50 each, while a general admission ticket for the main floor is $95.50. A seat in the lower section of the arena with a direct view of the stage is $170.50

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