2023 CMT Awards Preview: List of Performers, Presenters

Carrie Underwood
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The 2023 CMT Music Awards, hosted by 2023 nominees Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, will air LIVE, Sunday, April 2 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center It will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.*

Carrie Underwood is up for Video of the Year for “Hate My Heart” and currently reigns as the most-awarded artist in CMT history. She’s also nominated for Female Video of the Year for “Ghost Story.” Gabby Barrett is also nominated in Female Video of the Year for “Pick Me Up”

2023 CMT Music Award Noms: Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry

Voters have paired down the Video of the Year award to Carrie, Hardy feat Lainy Wilson for “Wait in the Trock” and Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown for “Thank God.” Fans can still vote for their favorites HERE.

America’s Got Talent finalist, Drake Milligan, and The Voice 8 alum Corey Kent will compete in Breakthrough Male. And, Scotty McCreery is nominated in the CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year for “Damn Strait” (CMT Campfire Sessions). Katy Perry receives her first nomination since 2015.

Main Stage Performers

Alanis Morissette with Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Madeline Edwards and Morgan Wade
The Black Crowes & Darius Rucker
Blake Shelton
Carly Pearce
Carrie Underwood
Cody Johnson
Cody Johnson, Paul Rodgers, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Slash and Warren Haynes with LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna
Gary Clark Jr.
Gwen Stefani & Carly Pearce
Jelly Roll
Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown
Keith Urban
Kelsea Ballerini
Lainey Wilson
Tyler Hubbard
Wynonna & Ashley McBryde

Ram Trucks Side Stage Performers

Avery Anna
Chapel Hart
Jackson Dean
Lily Rose
Megan Moroney
Nate Smith


Carly Pearce
Carrie Underwood
Charles Esten
Dixie D’Amelio
Dustin Lynch
Ian Bohen and Jen Landon
Jon Pardi
LeAnn Rimes
Madison Bailey
Max Thieriot
Megan Thee Stallion
Noah Schnapp
Parker McCollum
Peter Frampton
Shania Twain
Steve Howey
Travis Kelce

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