Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson, Lukas Nelson, Roger Clemens and Sammy Hagar Set to Honor Country Icon

  • CMT has set an all-star tribute to country legend Toby Keith featuring a stacked lineup of one-of-a-kind performances from Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson and Sammy Hagar, all backed by Toby’s longtime band, with special appearances by Lukas Nelson and Roger Clemens, on the 2024 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 7 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.*

    • With more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, the multi-talented legend most recently received a posthumous induction into the 2024 Country Music Hall of Fame. His chart-topping hits included 61 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 #1 hit songs and an additional 42 songs reaching the top 10. In 2021, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

    • CMT and Toby’s longstanding show history includes celebrating 30 nominations with seven wins and 13 performances, including performances for 10 consecutive years, and many memorable moments on the CMT MUSIC AWARDS stage over the last two decades. He served as co-host twice, in 2012 with Kristen Bell and 2003 with Pamela Anderson for the then-named CMT FLAMEWORTHY VIDEO AWARDS, the year he was the most-awarded artist of the night, taking home three belt buckles, including Video of the Year for his video “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American).”

    • A brand-new one-hour tribute special, CMT MUSIC AWARDS CELEBRATES TOBY KEITH (working title), will premiere next Thursday, April 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CMT, celebrating his most memorable show moments.

Previously announced 2024 CMT MUSIC AWARDS news:

  • HOST: Kelsea Ballerini (more info)

  • PERFORMERS: Bailey Zimmerman, Cody Johnson, Dasha, Jason Aldean, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Little Big Town + Sugarland, Megan Moroney, NEEDTOBREATHE + Jordan Davis, Old Dominion ft. Megan Moroney, Parker McCollum ft. Brittney Spencer, Sam Hunt and Trisha Yearwood (more info + here); Yearwood will also receive the inaugural June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award (more info).

  • PRESENTERS: Amber Riley, Billy Bob Thornton, Carly Pearce, Cody Alan, Cody Johnson, Emily Osment, Emma Roberts, Gayle King, James Van Der Beek, Jane Seymour, Jelly Roll, Max Thieriot, Megan Moroney, Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Guyton, Minnie Driver, Montana Jordan, Parmalee and Paul Walter Hauser. (more info).

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

  • FAN VOTING: 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®.

  • CMT AWARDS WEEKEND: All-star programming lineup featuring Little Big Town, HARDY & Nickelback and more begins Friday, April 5 (full lineup).

  • PRODUCTION CREDITS: Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment), Leslie Fram (CMT) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) are executive 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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