First-time superstar performers and world premiere collaborations added to 2023 “CMT MUSIC AWARDS,” airing April 2nd LIVE on CBS from Austin’s Moody Center


The Black Crowes & Darius Rucker team up for “CMT CROSSROADS” special taping outdoor taping in downtown Austin

  • The Black Crowes + Darius Rucker, Jelly Roll, Tyler Hubbard, and Wynonna Judd + Ashley McBryde join the must-see lineup of performers at the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, airing LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 2nd (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.*

    • The Black Crowes + Darius Rucker

      • Rockers The Black Crowes team up with “CMT Performance of the Year” nominee and longtime friend Darius Rucker for a world premiere collaboration of the band’s hit, “She Talks to Angels.” 

      • The performance comes on the heels of their just-announced “CMT CROSSROADS” which will tape in front of an outdoor crowd in downtown Austin as part of “CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK”; the episode is slated to air later this summer.

    • Jelly Roll 
      • 3x nominated genre-bending singer-songwriter Jelly Roll continues to add to his breakout year a first-ever award show performance of hit single “Need A Favor.” He also looks to take home his first major award, with nominations in “Male Video of the Year,” “Breakthrough Male Video of the Year” and “CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year” categories.

    • Tyler Hubbard

      • Tyler Hubbard sets his first ever solo awards performance with hit song, “Dancin’ In The Country,” off his recent self-titled, debut solo album. The performance comes a decade after Hubbard’s electrifying debut on the CMT Music Awards stage with Nelly as part of Florida Georgia Line.

    • Wynonna Judd + Ashley McBryde

      • 2x nominee Wynonna returns to the CMT stage following last year’s unforgettable final performance of “Love Can Build A Bridge” with her mother, the late Naomi Judd, for which they both earn first-time nods for “CMT Performance of the Year.” This year, Wynonna teams up with recent tourmate and “Video of the Year” nominee Ashley McBryde for a debut television performance. The two will also be featured together as part of The Judds: Love Is Alive - The Final Concert special event airing later this spring. 

  • These six new performers join previously announced Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown + Katelyn Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Lainey Wilson as performers; Avery Anna, Chapel Hart, Jackson Dean, Lily Rose, Megan Moroney and Nate Smith will perform from the Ram Trucks Side Stage. 

  • Additional performers, presenters and details about the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS on CBS will be announced soon. 


Previously announced 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS news:

  • HOSTS: Kane Brown + Kelsea Ballerini

  • PERFORMERS: Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown + Katelyn Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Lainey Wilson (more info). Avery Anna, Chapel Hart, Jackson Dean, Lily Rose, Megan Moroney and Nate Smith perform from the Ram Trucks Side Stage (more info). 

  • NOMINATIONS: Lainey Wilson (4x) leads; Cody Johnson, co-host Kane Brown and first time nominee Jelly Roll (3x) follow (full list). 

  • VOTING: Fans can vote for their favorites across 9 categories by visiting through March 27th. Voting for the highly-coveted “Video of the Year” category remains active into show. 

  • CMT AWARDS WEEK EVENTS: Programming news found here. Registration to attend events available here.

  • CMT MUSIC AWARDS EXTENDED CUT: Premieres Thursday, April 6th (8:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on CMT featuring 30 extra minutes of new performances and bonus content. 

  • TICKETS: Available via Ticketmaster here.

  • SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS include Ram Truck Brand and Solitaire Grand Harvest. 

  • CREDITS: Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment), Leslie Fram (CMT) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) are Executive Producers. 

  • PRESS CREDENTIALS: Applications are closed; please reach out to with any questions. 

  • SOCIALS: Use hashtag #CMTAwards and follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Tik Tok.



Celebrated for its high-powered, world-premiere and cross-genre performances, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS have aired live since 2005, delivering Nashville’s biggest party to music fans across the globe. The 2022 show, hosted by superstars Anthony Mackie, Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, featured performances from country music’s biggest stars with epic first-time collaborations and cross-genre pairings, including Jimmie Allen, Monica + Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Mickey Guyton + Black Pumas, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Keith Urban, the last televised performance from legendary duo The Judds, and Carrie Underwood, who remains the most-awarded artist in CMT Awards history with 25 wins. 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS highlights here

About Moody Center:

Moody Center provides the nation’s 11th largest city with a premier venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for concerts, the new arena replaces the 45-year-old Frank C. Erwin Jr. Center at The University of Texas and is home to The University of Texas Women’s and Men’s basketball games, family shows, and other sporting and community events. Moody Center is the first of its kind in the industry with an unrivaled partnership between Oak View Group, Live Nation/C3 Presents, The University of Texas at Austin and Minister of Culture, Matthew McConaughey. In 2022, Moody Center ranked #1 highest grossing venue in its category by Billboard Magazine and received the 2022-23 New Venue of the Year Award by Pollstar Magazine. Additional information and news, follow @moodycenteratx on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Tik Tok

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


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