Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen + More Among 2022 CMT Music Awards Presenters
CMT announced the presenters for the upcoming fan-voted awards show in a press release on Thursday morning (April 7). In addition to Barrett and Allen, the presenters for the 2022 CMT Music Awards will also include 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 and Antoni Porowski, LeAnn Rimes, Dylan Scott and Dennis Quaid.
The press release Thursday morning also added several all-star collaborations to the already star-studded lineup of performances for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, including Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Jimmie Allen, Monica and Little Big Town, as well as Thomas Rhett and Riley Green. Walker Hayes has also been announced to perform solo on the broadcast.
Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, LBT, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban were all among the first round of performers announced in March. Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton and Old Dominion joined the lineup in a press release on April 4. The Black Pumas will join Guyton for her performance.
The 2022 CMT Music Awards will also feature the first televised performance in more than two decades from the the Judds. Priscilla Block, Breland, Jessie James Decker, Parker McCollum, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith will also perform from the Ram Trucks Side Stage.
All of the artists will take the stage to perform songs and collaborations during the ceremony, during which CMT will award categories including the evening's most important prize, Video of the Year.
The Video of the Year nominees have been whittled down to a final six: Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood's "If I Didn't Love You"; Kane Brown's "One Mississippi"; Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney's "Half of My Hometown"; Luke Combs' "Forever After All"; Cody Johnson's "'Til You Can't" and Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson's "Never Say Never." The final three will be revealed on April 11, and the winner be announced live during the broadcast that evening.
Ballerini will co-host the fan-voted awards show alongside Anthony Mackie when the 2022 CMT Music Awards air live from Nashville on Monday, April 11, beginning at 8PM ET. 2022 marks the first time the CMT Music Awards will air on the CBS Television Network, and the broadcast will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.
Brown is the most-nominated artist in the CMT Music Awards with four nominations in 2022, including Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Artists with three nominations include Ballerini and Mickey Guyton, as well as Breland and Cody Johnson; the latter two are first-time nominees in 2022.
Voting is now open at vote.cmt.com.