Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson and Sam Hunt Join Host Kelsea Ballerini as Performers

  • Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson and Sam Hunt join host Kelsea Ballerini as performers at the 2024 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, airing LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)*.

    • Bailey Zimmerman

      • The rising country hitmaker will break from his completely sold-out solo touring run to perform on the CMT MUSIC AWARDS stage, treating fans to a first-time performance of current single “Where It Ends.” He also looks to take home his first CMT belt buckle for Male Video of the Year.

    • Jelly Roll

      • Last year, the multi-genre hitmaker dominated the 2023 show with his first major awards show performance and win, ultimately becoming the night’s biggest winning artist with a total of three trophies. He returns LIVE to the CMT stage for another show-stopping performance and as a leading nominee with three nods, including his first chance at taking home the night’s biggest award, Video of the Year.

    • Keith Urban

      • With nine total career wins, the four-time GRAMMY® winner will command the stage for a record 20th performance – the most in CMTMA history! – bringing a high-energy, world premiere performance of “Straight Line,” the first single from his upcoming 12th studio album. 

    • Lainey Wilson

      • Fresh off her GRAMMY win, the multi-faceted singer-songwriter and breakout YELLOWSTONE star will continue her record-setting year with a return to the CMT stage for a performance of new song “Country’s Cool Again.” Lainey is again tied for the most nominations of the night and will compete for three more awards, including the night’s biggest category, Video of the Year.

    • Sam Hunt 

      • Returning to the CMTMA stage between stops of his arena-headlining Outskirts tour, the nine-time CMT nominee and former Breakthrough Video of the Year winner will debut a brand-new song.

Previously announced 2024 CMT MUSIC AWARDS news:

  • HOST + PERFORMER: Kelsea Ballerini

  • NOMINATIONS: Cody Johnson, Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson and Megan Moroney lead nominations with three nods apiece. Full list here.

  • FAN VOTING: General voting is now open at through April 1. Voting for the highly coveted Video of the Year, presented by Hilton, remains active into show.

  • SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2024 CMT MUSIC AWARDS include Hilton and Walt Disney World®.

  • TICKETS: Available via Ticketmaster and

  • PRESS CREDENTIALS: Applications are now closed. Please reach out to with questions.

  • PRODUCTION CREDITS: Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment), Leslie Fram (CMT) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) are executive producers; Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are executives in charge of production; Donna Duncan and Taryn Hurd are talent producers.

  • MORE INFO: Visit Paramount Press Express, use hashtag #CMTAward, follow CMT on Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube and Tik Tok and CBS on Facebook, X and Instagram.

*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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