Parker McCollum, Jessie James Decker, BRELAND and More Added To 2022 CMT Music Awards
The countdown to the 2022 CMT Music Awards is on and a slew of new performers have been added to…
Parker McCollum, Jessie James Decker, BRELAND; Photos Provided
The countdown to the 2022 CMT Music Awards is on and a slew of new performers have been added to the already star-studded lineup.
On Tuesday morning, CMT revealed six artists set to perform on the Ram Trucks Side Stage during the upcoming awards show: Priscilla Block (“My Bar”), BRELAND (“Praise The Lord”), Jessie James Decker (“Should Have Known Better”), Parker McCollum (“To Be Loved By You”), Elvie Shane (“My Boy”) and Caitlyn Smith (“High”).
Block, BRELAND, McCollum, Shane and Smith are all competing for Breakthrough Video of the Year alongside fellow first-time CMT Music Awards nominee Tenille Arts, who performed on the side stage at the show last year.
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The newly announced performers join co-host Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban, who were previously confirmed to perform.
Nominees for the 2022 CMT Music Award were revealed earlier this month with Kane Brown earning the most nominations. Other top nominees include Kelsea Ballerini and Mickey Guyton, who scored three nods each, as well as first-time nominees BRELAND and Cody Johnson. Other first-time nominees include Brittney Spencer, Caitlyn Smith, Elvie Shane, MacKenzie Porter, Priscilla Block, Tenille Arts, H.E.R., Nelly, Gladys Knight and Paul Klein of LANY.
Carrie Underwood, who holds the title of the most-awarded artist in CMT history with 23 career wins, has two nominations, including a nod in the Video of the Year category.
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Co-hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, the 2022 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on Monday, April 11 from 8:00-11:00 PM EST (delayed) PT on CBS.
This marks the inaugural broadcast of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on the CBS Television Network, which will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+*. Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting now open at vote.cmt.com.
CMT will additionally air CMT MUSIC AWARDS EXTENDED CUT with an added 30 minutes of new performances and extra bonus content on Friday, April 15th (8:00-11:30 PM ET), as part of CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK.
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.