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Kelsea Ballerini / CMT Music Awards photo courtesy of CBS.
Kelsea Ballerini / CMT Music Awards photo courtesy of CBS.

Kelsea Ballerini returns as host of CMT Music Awards on CBS

Fri, Mar 1st 2024 03:00 pm

Global superstar to pull double-duty as solo host & performer Sunday, April 7, live from Austin’s Moody Center

Press Release

CBS and CMT together announce four-time Grammy-nominated global superstar Kelsea Ballerini will return as solo host of the CMT Music Awards and perform live from Austin, Texas, in the Moody Center, on Sunday, April 7 (8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network.

Previously, Ballerini was at the helm of the 2021 and 2023 CMT Music Awards alongside Kane Brown. She hosted remotely for the 2022 show. This marks the fourth consecutive year she takes the reins for country music’s first fan-voted awards show.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be back for my fourth year with my CMT family to host this year’s CMT Music Awards in Austin, Texas,” Ballerini said. “Hosting an awards show that celebrates the music that the fans love most has been an honor, and I know this year will be another unforgettable night.”

Nominations, performers and presenters for the 2024 CMT Music Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

Additional details to be announced soon.

Use hashtag #CMTAwards and follow @CMT on Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube and Tik Tok.

The awards show will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs). Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on-demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live, but will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.

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