CMT revealed plans for a week-long programming celebration on the network during CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK set for Monday, March 27 – Sunday, April 2.
The week includes the debut of a brand-new series “CMT Defining,” in celebration of the 10th anniversary of “CMT Next Women of Country,” and features two-time CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominee Carly Pearce. In addition, there are two all-new “CMT Storytellers” that spotlight CMT MUSIC AWARDS co-host Kane Brown and superstar Dierks Bentley.
Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini will host the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS that will air from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) Sunday, April 2 on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ .
The CMT MUSIC AWARDS will return to CMT following its inaugural broadcast on CBS with the “CMT Music Awards Extended Cut,” featuring 30 extra minutes of bonus content and never-before-seen performances on Thursday, April 6 at 8p/7c.
Programming set for CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK (March 27 – Sunday, April 2) includes:
- “CMT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE SPECIAL” – Monday, March 27 at 10p/9c
CMT’S Cody Alan and Carissa Culiner host “CMT Music Awards Nominee Special” – a half-hour celebration featuring the star-packed list of CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominees. Superstar nominees LAINEY WILSON and CODY JOHNSON reflect on their nominated videos, along with BLAKE SHELTON and CMT MUSIC AWARDS co-hosts, KANE BROWN and KELSEA BALLERINI! Plus, tune in for a special performance from CHAPEL HART featuring ZZ Top’s BILLY GIBBONS!
Production Credits: CMT’s Quinn Brown serves as Executive Producer. Ray Sells, Nicole Melton, Jennifer DeVault, Dan Clark and Terry Bumgarner serve as Supervising Producers. Erin Mercer is Production Manager. Heather Graffagnino is Executive in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent. Donna Duncan is Director of Talent.
- “CMT STORYTELLERS: KANE BROWN” – Tuesday, March 28 at 10p/9c
“CMT Storytellers” gives fans a front-row seat with behind-the-scenes access to their favorite artists and music. This 1-hour special showcases multi-platinum entertainer and 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS co-host KANE BROWN as he performs and shares never-before-heard stories about how his iconic hits came to be. Filmed in front of an intimate audience at the iconic Grand Ole Opry’s Studio A, Brown takes fans on a musical journey through performances spanning his robust career, spotlighting popular hits including “Like I Love Country Music,” “Short Skirt Weather” and “What Ifs” in addition to captivating performances of “For My Daughter” and “Cold Spot,” among others.
Production Credits: Executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin and Ladypants Productions’ Patrizia DiMaria. Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer. Lauren Quinn is Director.
- “CMT STORYTELLERS: DIERKS BENTLEY” – Wednesday, March 29 at 10p/9c
Multi-platform selling singer-songwriter DIERKS BENTLEY headlines the next installment of the famed music series “CMT Storytellers.” Performing a number of his classic hits including “I Hold On,” “Drunk on