Megan Moroney, Jackson Dean, Avery Anna & More To Perform On Ram Trucks Side Stage At 2023 CMT Music Awards

Hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, the show will air LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 2, 2023 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

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Posted on March 21, 2023

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Megan Moroney, Jackson Dean, Avery Anna; Photos By Andrew Wendowski

Avery Anna, Chapel Hart, Jackson Dean, Lily Rose, Megan Moroney, and Nate Smith have been added to the performance lineup for the 2023 CMT Music Awards

The rising stars will perform on the Ram Trucks Side Stage, CMT and CBS Television Network announced on Tuesday, March 21.

Avery Anna

Avery Anna is attending as a first-time nominee and will perform her breakout fan-favorite tune, “Narcissist.” She is also a 2023 CMT Next Women of Country member. 

Chapel Hart

Chapel Hart, who won over the hearts of millions with their viral America’s Got Talent audition will appear on the Ram Trucks Side Stage to perform “You Can Have Him Jolene.” The trio was named to CMT’s Next Women of Country franchise in 2021.

Jackson Dean

Rising star Jackson Dean will showcase his chart-topping hit, “Don’t Come Lookin’” during the show. He is currently nominated in the Breakthrough Male Video of the Year category. 

Lily Rose

Lily Rose, a 2022 CMT Next Women of Country member will perform her new single, “Whatcha Know About That,” on the Ram Trucks Side Stage. 

Megan Moroney

Currently nominated in the Breakthrough Female Video of the Year and CMT Digital First Performance of the Year categories, Megan Moroney will treat viewers to a performance of her viral hit, “Tennessee Orange.” Moroney is also a member of the 2023 CMT Next Women of Country class. 

Nate Smith

Nate Smith, a current first-time CMT Music Awards nominee, will perform his Platinum-certified No.1 single, “Whiskey On You.” 

In years past, the Ram Trucks Side Stage has featured artists such as BRELAND, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, Parker McCollum and Thomas Rhett, and more. 

The just-announced Ram Trucks Side Stage performers join previously announced performers.

Who Is Performing At The 2023 CMT Music Awards?

Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Keith Urban, co-host Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Carrie Underwood and co-host Kane Brown with his wife, Katelyn Brown.  

Shelton will take to the CMT Music Awards stages for the first time in five years to perform his latest single, “No Body,” while Johnson will return for a performance of “Human.” 

Blake Shelton; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Musicians On Call, Lainey Wilson, Photo by Andrew Wendowski; Keith Urban, Photo Provided
Blake Shelton; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Musicians On Call, Lainey Wilson, Photo by Andrew Wendowski; Keith Urban, Photo Provided

Wilson, who is this year’s most-nominated artist, will deliver a performance of her smash hit, “Heart Like A Truck.” 

Kane and Katelyn Brown will join together for the television debut of their chart-topping duet, “Thank God.” 

Details surrounding Underwood, Pearce, Urban, and Ballerini’s performances remain under wraps. 

Who Is Nominated At 2023 CMT Music Awards?

The nominees for the 2023 CMT Music Awards were unveiled on March 8. Wilson, Johnson, Jelly Roll, and Kane Brown are among the artists with the most nominations. 

Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Kane Brown; Photos Courtesy of Andrew Wendowski, Cody Johnson; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for CMT/CBS
Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Kane Brown; Photos Courtesy of Andrew Wendowski, Cody Johnson; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for CMT/CBS

The Video of the Year category includes a whopping 16 acts, including Carrie Underwood who is the most-awarded artist in CMT history. 

Other artists included in the night’s top category include Ashley McBryde with Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark + Pillbox Patti, Blake Shelton, Cody Johnson, Elle King + Dierks Bentley, Gabby Barrett, HARDY + Lainey Wilson, Jimmie Allen, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Walker Hayes, plus co-hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown with wife Katelyn. 

The Breakthrough Video of the Year category has been expanded for 2023 and is now broken into Male and Female categories for the first time ever. The 2023 Breakthrough Female nominees include Avery Anna, Kylie Morgan, MacKenzie Porter, Megan Moroney, Morgan Wade and Tiera Kennedy. Bailey Zimmerman, Corey Kent, Drake Milligan, Jackson Dean, Jelly Roll and Nate Smith are nominated in the Breakthrough Male category. 

Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting now open at vote.cmt.com.

Additional performers, as well as presenters, and more details about the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS on CBS, will be announced soon. 

Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini; Photo Courtesy of John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT
Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini; Photo Courtesy of John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT

Kane Brown And Kelsea Ballerini Are Set To Co-Host The CMT Music Awards

Hosted by 2023 nominees Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, the show airs LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 2, 2023 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.* 

CMT will additionally air CMT MUSIC AWARDS EXTENDED CUT with an added 30 minutes of new performances and extra bonus content on Thursday, April 6th (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT), in addition to all new programming as part of CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK. Additional details are to be announced at a later date.

Tickets to attend the show in person at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas are available to purchase now.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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