Luke Combs, Carly Pearce, Photos By Andrew Wendowski; Cody Johnson; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder USA
Luke Combs, Carly Pearce, Photos By Andrew Wendowski; Cody Johnson; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder USA

Luke Combs, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson & More Among Just-Announced CMT Music Awards Performers

The first round of performers set to light up Music City for the upcoming 2022 CMT Music Awards have been revealed.

Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Carly Pearce, Keith Urban and more will take the stage during the 3-hour CBS broadcast.

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are set to perform their chart-topping duet, “Chasing After You.” In addition to Morris and Hurd, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson will also join forces during the show for an epic performance of their chart-climbing hit, “Never Say Never.” 

Last week, nominations for the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS were revealed, with superstar Kane Brown leading the star-studded nominations with four nods; Ballerini, Mickey Guyton and first-time nominees BRELAND and Cody Johnson follow close behind with three each.

Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, H.E.R., Paul Klein of LANY, MacKenzie Porter, Elvie Shane, Caitlyn Smith and Brittney Spencer also received their first CMT recognition, with 10 total first-time nominees across all categories.

Carrie Underwood remains the most decorated artist in CMT history with 23 wins, as she readies to compete for two additional trophies: her 10th “Video of the Year” win and “Collaborative Video of the Year,” both for her collaboration with Jason Aldean.

Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Fan voting is now open at vote.cmt.com and general voting continues until Monday, April 4th at 10:00 AM ET. A full list of nominations can be found HERE.

Co-hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, April 11 at 8/7c via CBS Network.

The entirely fan-voted award show will also be available to stream live and on-demand via Paramount+. 

As previously announced, CMT will 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) exclusively on CMT. Additional details on the extended cut and CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK programming will be announced soon.

Official sponsors of the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS include Fritos®, SONIC®, Ram Truck Brand and Verizon.

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