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CBS revealed big plans to broadcast the CMT Music Awards for 2022. The news was announced on July 8, 2021.
The inaugural broadcast will air live from Nashville on Sunday, April 3, 2022. CMT will kick off the company’s first-ever Country Music Week by hosting week-long special programming featuring the exclusive director’s cut airings of the CMT Music Awards later on CMT and various ViacomCBS platforms.
The move to CBS from CMT is a result of the successful viewership of the 2021 show. According to the CMT website, this past June, CMT Music Awards saw more than a 10 percent increase in total viewers and sat as the #1 most social program across all of television for the night.
The CMT Music Awards is country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show that has aired live since 2005.
The 2021 show was hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown and featured the most first-time collaborations as well as blended-genre pairings in the show’s history. One of the top performances was a collaboration by NEEDTOBREATHE and Carrie Underwood, who remains the most-awarded artist in CMT Awards history with 23 wins.
Watch her incredible performance from 2021 below.