Lainey Wilson leads the nominees for 2023 CMT Music Awards


CMT announced the nominations for the 2023 CMT Music Awards, with breakout country star Lainey Wilson leading this year nominations with a total of four, including “Video of the Year,” “Female Video of the Year,” “Collaborative Video of the Year” and “CMT Performance of the Year.” Right behind Wilson with three nominations each are Cody Johnson, first-time nominee Jelly Roll and Kane Brown. Carrie Underwood reigns as the most awarded artist in CMT history with a total of 25 wins and is also slated to perform. Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting now open at vote.cmt.

The CMT Music Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 2 from Moody Center in Austin, Texas. This marks the first time that the CMT Music Awards have been held in Austin, after being held in Nashville for decades. Led by co-hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the awards show will also be available to stream live and on demand via Paramount+.

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