2024 CMT Music Awards: Bailey Zimmerman, Lainey Wilson Among Performers

New details surrounding the 2024 CMT Music Awards continue to emerge, including a growing list of CMT Music Awards performers. …

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 20, 2024

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New details surrounding the 2024 CMT Music Awards continue to emerge, including a growing list of CMT Music Awards performers. 

Who’s Performing At The 2024 CMT Music Awards?

This year’s show will feature an array of artists taking the stage, including Kelsea Ballerini who will take on double duty as the host and a performer.

Joining Ballerini on the Moody Center stage will be Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, and Sam Hunt. (Additional performers will be announced soon). 

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Zimmerman will take a break from his sold-out headlining tour to perform his current single, “Where It Ends.” The breakout star is vying for the title of Male Video of the Year for “Religiously.” 

Jelly Roll, who dominated the CMT Music Awards in 2023, will return to the show yet again this year. Details surrounding his performance remain under wraps, however, it’s sure to be another standout moment for the genre-bending star. 

Jelly Roll accepts the Male Video of the Year Award onstage during the 2023 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 02, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for CMT)
Jelly Roll accepts the Male Video of the Year Award onstage during the 2023 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 02, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for CMT)

Nine-time CMT Music Awards winner, Keith Urban, will take the stage for his history-making 20th performance, which is the most in CMT Music Awards history. He will make the performance debut of his song “Straight Line” during the show. 

Lainey Willson will prove “Country’s Cool Again” with her CMT Music Awards performance. Additionally, she will compete for three trophies, including the night’s top honor – Video of the Year. 

Also returning to the CMT Music Awards stage is Sam Hunt, who will debut a new song during his performance. 

2024 CMT Music Awards
2024 CMT Music Awards

Nominees for the 2024 CMT Music Awards were announced earlier this month with Cody Johnson, Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, and Megan Moroney among the most nominated artists. 

Fan Voting Continues

Fan voting is open now through April 1. Voting for the Video of the Year category runs through the show. 

The 2024 CMT Music Awards will be hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and will air live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas on Sunday, April 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The show will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.  

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.