Full list of nominees and winners
Music City is coming to your living room! The 2022 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, April 11, and all the big country stars will be there.
Kelsea Ballerini will return as the host of the event, and the land goddess will have the help of an Avenger. New Captain America actor Anthony Macky, who hails from New Orleans, will join the “Heartfirst” singer to host the CMT Awards, which will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
Mackie, 43, said during a March appearance on Today that he loves country music because of “the stories, the beauty of the music, everything about it”. He added: “There’s a young guy, BRELAND, who’s come out now, and I love the stories they tell. Being an actor, you know, stories – that’s my hobby. is my passion.
He will have plenty of star storytellers to watch. Many nominees will take the stage to perform their hits. Ballerini, 28, will of course have a change to sing, and other artists include mickey guyton and black pumas, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, little big city, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, Keith Urban and The Judds.
Kenny Chesney will close the CMT Awards with his hit “Beer in Mexico”. The entertainer loves bringing his live performances to the small screen, which will give fans a taste of his upcoming tour.
“When you do video properly, it’s kind of like stepping on stage with everything you’ve got,” Chesney, 54, said in a statement via CMT. “You can give people more than a song or a record; you can show them the power and emotion that drives what’s inside the songs. So for us to be a part of this Monday is to bring who we are to concerts at a place where people have seen so many of these videos. And it’s always great to be able to end the night!
It’s not just the novelties that are in the spotlight this year. The Trending Comeback Song of the Year is a new category that honors fan-favorite tracks that are getting a second life. Taylor Swift“Love Story” by scored a nod after the re-release of Fearless last year, and Reba McEntire“I Am A Survivor,” which has been revived thanks to TikTok, is also in the category.
Check out the full list of nominees below, and check back throughout the night for the list of winners: