CMT Music Awards Set to Move to CBS in 2022

Carrie Underwood

The CMT Music Awards have aired live since 2005. The 2021 show, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, aired on June 9 and featured the most ever first-time collaborations and blended-genre pairings in the show’s history. Standout performances included H.E.R. + Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Mickey Guyton + BRELAND, and NEEDTOBREATHE + Carrie Underwood.

The show has attracted top hosts for much of its history. Little Big Town hosted the show in 2018-19. Other top-name hosts or co-hosts include Dolly Parton (2004), Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus (2008), Toby Keith (2012) and Jason Aldean (2013).

The CMT Music Awards bills itself as country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show. Underwood is the most-awarded artist in CMT Awards history with 22 wins, including a remarkable nine wins in the top category, video of the year.

This year, the CMT Music Awards saw more than a 10% increase in total viewers and dominated as the No. 1 most social program across all of television for the night, according to Viacom CBS. Across the six ViacomCBS network simulcast, P18-34 ratings saw a +32% increase over last year’s event.

Source: News | Billboard

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