BREAKING: Rescheduled GRAMMY Awards Bump CMT Music Awards To Later Date

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards have officially been rescheduled and the new air date has prompted the postponement of the…


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January 18, 2022


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The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards have officially been rescheduled and the new air date has prompted the postponement of the CMT Music Awards

On Tuesday (Jan. 18), The Recording Academy revealed that the GRAMMY Awards will now take place on Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas (a first for the GRAMMYs). The new air date coincides with the original CMT Music Awards air date, therefore, the CMT Music Awards will now take place at a later date in April. 

“We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. “From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the GRAMMY Awards and the Academy’s mission. We appreciate the leadership CBS has shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of the CMTs and others who worked toward this solution.”


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“Once we realized the need to move the GRAMMY Awards to a later date due to current health concerns, we came together quickly with our partners at the Recording Academy and CMT, to strategically reschedule these two incredible music events and utilize the full power of the ViacomCBS ecosystem to promote them,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events & Alternative Programming, CBS. “Coming out of an exciting month of college basketball on CBS, we’re thrilled to continue our programming momentum with these two big live events for television in the spring.”

“What better way to introduce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS to CBS than aligning with the GRAMMYs during the network’s biggest month of music this April,” shared Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, executive producers, CMT MUSIC AWARDS. “Our fans can expect another unforgettable night of music, and we look forward to announcing our new date and sharing more of what we have in store for this year very soon.”

The CMT Music Awards were set to air on CBS on April 3, marking the first time the show aired on CBS. 

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images for CMT
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images for CMT

On January 5, The Recording Academy and CBS made the tough decision to postpone “Music’s Biggest Night” for the second consecutive year, following a spike in COVID-19 cases, fueled by the Omicron variant. 

The GRAMMYs were originally scheduled to take place on January 31, 2022.

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy® and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Show,” a statement read.

Mickey Guyton; Photo Courtesy of GRAMMYs
Mickey Guyton; Photo Courtesy of GRAMMYs

The statement continued, “The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. 

“Music’s Biggest Night” will be hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah.

Click HERE to view a list of the country music GRAMMY nominees. 

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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.