WATCH: Carrie Underwood’s Flies High With Soaring ‘Ghost Story’ Performance at 2022 CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Carrie Underwood slayed the stage with her current track “Ghost Story” during the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday, (April 11) night. Performing from the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, where she has a residency in place, the country queen and eight-time Grammy Award winner, 39, did something she has never done before. 

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Instead of wearing a ball gown for the ballad, which she has done many times before at previous awards shows, Underwood dazzled in a skin-tight purple jumpsuit complete with a stunning train. 

But that’s not all. For the pre-recorded clip, Underwood was joined by a whole cast of acrobatic dancers, who swarmed around her as she was lifted up in the air while held by some rope before stopping mid-air in a daring and dramatic post. 

Carrie Underwood’s “Ghost Story” is the first track from her upcoming album, Denim and Rhinestones, slated for release on June 10.

Already named a winner of the night, Underwood nabbed the trophy for CMT Collaborative Video of the Year with Jason Aldean for their song “If I Didn’t Love You.” The same video for the song is also up for the prestigious Video of the Year category.

The 2022 CMT Music Awards, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, and Anthony Mackie, broadcasted live from its new location, the historic Municipal Auditorium, on Monday (April 11) on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET. The show was also available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.