WATCH: Kane Brown Delivers Electrifying Performance Of ‘One Mississippi’ in the Heart of Downtown Nashville
Kane Brown took a brief break from his co-hosting duties for a performance of “One Mississippi” during the 2022 CMT…
Kane Brown; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS
Brown launched into his performance of the chart-topping single as he exited a black car, which appears to be the same car that is in the music video and single art for “One Mississippi.”
The performance, which took place in front of Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, found Brown performing the hit song on an outdoor stage, just across the street from The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum in the heart of Nashville.
Brown, wearing a brown vest and a beige hat from his Family collection, led a massive sing-along during the track’s chorus, where the entire crowd belted out the lyrics to the anthemic tune.
“One Mississippi, two Mississippi / Three shots of whiskey / Are you on your way? / We’re tipsy, baby, come kiss me / I can’t wait, I can’t wait / Mississippi, two Mississippi / Three in the mornin’ / We’ll be on our way / So tipsy, can’t stop kissin’ / I can’t wait, I can’t wait / Forever,” Brown sang as fans joined in singing along.
Brown served as co-host of the show for the third consecutive year after Kelsea Ballerini was forced to host from home. CMT called him at the last minute with an invitation to join as host and he said yes without hesitation.
Brown was the most-nominated artist for the 2022 CMT Music Awards and previously co-hosted the show in 2020 and 2021.
The 2022 CMT Music Awards also featured performances from Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Walker Hayes, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Cody Johnson, and more.
Also taking the stage with never-before-seen collaborations were Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Jimmie Allen with Monica and Little Big Town, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas, Thomas Rhett and Riley Green, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson. The Judds also joined forces for their first televised performance in over two decades.
Presenters for Country Music’s Biggest Party included Gabby Barrett, Faith Hill, Isabel May, Jimmie Allen, Rob Corddry, Jordan Davis, Billy F. Gibbons, Gayle King, Taylor Lautner, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Joel McHale, Kacey Musgraves, Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France + Antoni Porowski, LeAnn Rimes, Dylan Scott, and Dennis Quaid.
The 2022 CMT Music Awards, broadcasted LIVE on Monday, (April 11) at (8:00-11:00 PM LIVE ET/delayed PT) for the first time on CBS.
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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.