Kelsea Ballerini will return to co-host the 2023 CMT Music Awards.
The Country Music Awards will take place on April 2, 2023, broadcast live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas for the very first time.
Additionally, Carrie Underwood has been confirmed as a performer at her on-site concert on Wednesday (02.11.22).
Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin, Leslie Fram and Jason Owen, executive producers of the awards, said in a statement: “Austin and Nashville are two of the greatest music cities in the world and we couldn’t be happier to announce the return of CMT. Music Awards on CBS only with co-host Kelsea Ballerini surprising Carrie Underwood, our most awarded artist, in the middle of her incredible live performance at the Moody Center – the exact place where we’ll all be back exactly five months from now. ‘today !
“Our fans are in for an unforgettable musical night with plenty of surprises as Live Music Capital meets Music City for the first time on a national stage in what will be a true country music spectacle.”
Tom Noonan, President and CEO of Austin CVB, added, “We are beyond excited to host the CMT Music Awards at the Moody Center in 2023! This event will not only have a huge financial impact on Austin and its tourism industry, but it will showcase two of the biggest brands in music in the world, Austin as the Live Music Capital of the World and Country Music Television. »
Due to a positive COVID-19 test, Kelsea was forced to co-host this year’s ceremony from home, with Kane Brown and Anthony Mackie on the court.
She said at the time: “The amazing CMT team and my team bought part of the CMT set from my home in my little bubble and put it where I can still host and play.
“It’s definitely not what we expected or planned, but we’re doing our best. … Let’s make lemonade together with these very bitter lemons.”