Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson added to 2023 CMT Music Awards performance lineup


CMT has announced the first round of performers for the 2023 CMT Music Awards, co-hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini and broadcasting live from Moody Center in Austin, Texas on April 2. Fan voting for the 2023 CMT Music Awards is open through March 27.

Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, Cody Johnson, Keith Urban, and Ballerini are all set to perform, joining Carrie Underwood, the TV debut of “Thank God,” by Kane Brown and his wife, Katelyn Brown.

Wilson is the most-nominated artist this year, receiving nominations in four categories (Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year). Other standout nominees include Johnson, Brown, Underwood, Jelly Roll, 21 first-time nominees (including Wynonna Judd, Jackson Dean, Bailey Zimmerman and Megan Moroney) and more.

The 2023 CMT Music Awards will air live on CBS April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT, and will be available to watch live and on demand on Paramount+. The Award’s Extended Cut airs on CMT April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT.

First round of 2023 CMT Music Awards performers announced

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