JUST IN: Date and Venue Revealed for 2022 CMT Music Awards

Country music fans can now officially pencil in the date for the 2022 CMT Music Awards on their calendars.  CBS…


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February 1, 2022


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Country music fans can now officially pencil in the date for the 2022 CMT Music Awards on their calendars. 

CBS and CMT revealed that the fan-voted awards show will now take place on Monday, April 11. The show will air on CBS for the first time ever 8:00-11:00 p.m. LIVE ET/delayed PT. The CMT Music Awards will also be available to stream live and on-demand via Paramount+.


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The show will take place inside Nashville’s historic Municipal Auditorium as well as various locations around Music City. 

“The biggest and best moments in music are coming to CBS this April,” Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events & Alternative Programming, CBS, shares. “The CMT brand is preeminent in the world of country music, and we are thrilled that their team was able to coordinate a new date to bring this marquee event for television to CBS, and maximize the power of the ViacomCBS universe behind it.”

Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

“It’s official: Our three-hour Nashville extravaganza will be live on CBS on April 11 for the first time as part of the Network’s biggest month of music ever,” Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, Executive Producers, CMT Music Awards, add. “Expect the most unforgettable CMT Music Awards yet, jam-packed with the most star-power, world premiere performances and one-of-a-kind collaborations from in and around Music City.”

The CMT Music Awards were originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 3, however, the show was bumped when the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards were rescheduled. 

Nominations, voting details, performers and hosts for the CMT Music Awards will be revealed in the coming weeks. 

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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 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.