2020 CMT Music Awards Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
The 2020 CMT Music Awards, originally scheduled for June 3, will now take place on October 14, due to the…
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The 2020 CMT Music Awards, originally scheduled for June 3, will now take place on October 14, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“Our top priority this last month has been rebuilding our hometown of Nashville following the tornado and ensuring the safety of our fans, employees, artists and partners during the COVID-19 crisis,” CMT shared in a statement.
“As we look forward to celebrating country music’s biggest stars together with our community and viewers, we will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and local public health officials.”
This is not the only country music awards show that has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak as the ACM Awards were also postponed to September. Instead, the Academy Of Country Music will be hosting a two-hour televised special ‘ACM Presents: Our Country,’ on Sunday (April 5) at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
The CMT Music Awards typically takes place the Wednesday before the Thursday kick-off to CMA Music Festival, which was also cancelled earlier this week.
For more information and updates on the fan-voted award show, fans can visit CMT.com.
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