Keith Urban, Brandi Carlile And More Added To CMT Music Awards Lineup

The 2019 CMT Music Awards will feature a record number of performances.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 30, 2019


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CMT just revealed the latest round of artists slated to take the stage during “Nashville’s biggest party” – the 2019 CMT Music Awards.

Newly added performers include Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band and hosts Little Big Town.

The network also announced a number of superstar collaborations to take place during the show, including Brandi Carlile with Tanya Tucker, Brett Young and Boyz II Men, Thomas Rhett with Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty and an epic performance from Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris.

Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan.

The 2019 CMT Music Awards will air live on CMT Wednesday, June 5 at 8 pm ET from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. This year’s show promises to be a memorable one as it will feature more performances than ever before.

Fans can cast their votes for the 2019 CMT Music Awards now at

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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 and her work being featured on 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.