CMT announces Executive Team for 2022 “CMT Music Awards”

11/05/21

ViacomCBS’ signature country music tentpole to air LIVE from Nashville on Sunday, April 3 exclusively on CBS

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NEW YORK + NASHVILLE -- (November 5, 2021) – CMT today revealed its executive team responsible for the 2022 “CMT Music Awards.” Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment) and Leslie Fram (CMT) will all serve as Executive Producers of country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show, airing LIVE on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 8p/7c exclusively on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.

 

The upcoming telecast marks the 14th year Comeaux and Hamlin have been at the center of ViacomCBS’ signature country music tentpole and the 10th consecutive year for Fram. Also included as the 2022 “CMT Music Awards” executive team is Amy Lin Johnson (Co-Executive Producer), Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino (Executives in Charge of Production), Shanna Strassberg and Taryn Hurd (Talent Producers).

 

“On behalf of the entire production team at CMT, many of whom have worked together for decades, we’re thrilled to bring the 2022 “CMT Music Awards” to CBS LIVE from Nashville,” said Comeaux. “Every year, we strive to deliver the most exciting, unexpected musical event on television and we look forward to elevating that one-of-a-kind experience within our ViacomCBS family.” 

 

Earlier this year, ViacomCBS announced the 2022 “CMT Music Awards” would receive its global world premiere on CBS on the heels of the show’s most recent success. This past June, the 2021 show saw more than a 10% increase in total viewers and dominated as the #1 most social program across all of television for the night. Across the six ViacomCBS network simulcast, P18-34 ratings saw a +32% increase over last year’s event.^ Additionally, the company announced it would be kicking off its inaugural Country Music Week with special programming and events in the lead up to the show’s inaugural CBS broadcast. 

 

Celebrated for its high-powered, world premiere and cross-genre performances, the “CMT Music Awards” have delivered Nashville’s biggest party to music fans worldwide since 2005. The 2021 show, hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, featured the most ever first-time collaborations and blended-genre pairings in show history. Standout performances included H.E.R. + Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Mickey Guyton + BRELAND, and NEEDTOBREATHE + Carrie Underwood, who remains the most-awarded artist in CMT Awards history with 23 wins.

 

Additional information about the 2022 “CMT Music Awards” on CBS will be available in the coming months. For additional information and news, visit ViacomCBSPressExpress.com and CMTPress.com.

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*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service. Essential tier subscribers will also have access to the on-demand the following day after the special airs.

 

^Source: Nielsen Early Ratings, 6/9/21, L+SD coverage ratings, total +.  Social Content Ratings, excluding sports, 6/9/21. Owned Social: Conviva, YouTube Analytics, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Snap Analytics, 5/5/21-6/10/21. 
Press Contacts:
For CMT Chris Delhomme, Chris.Delhomme@viacomcbs.comAli Marszalkowski, Ali.Marszalkowski@viacomcbs.comFor CBSKate Fisher, khfisher@cbs.com

Andrea Ballas, aballas@cbs.com


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