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How to watch the 2022 CMT Music Awards : How to watch, stream live

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For the first time, the CMT Music Awards is airing on CBS. Monday night's show will feature performances from legendary mother-daughter duo Wynonna and Naomi Judd as well as from Kenny Chesney, Jimmie Allen and more of country music's stars.

Kane Brown, who received the most nominations this year with four, is stepping in to co-host the show with actor Anthony Mackie in Nashville, Tennessee, after Kelsea Ballerini tested positive for COVID-19. Ballerini, who's up for three awards, will still co-host the show and perform, but now she'll be appearing from her home.

"I'm feeling much better," she said on "CBS Mornings" on Monday. "I'm more bummed than anything luckily … physically feeling OK at this point, just a bit of a broken heart, that's all."

Brown, who has co-hosted the past two CMT Awards, said on "CBS Mornings" he got the call to step in Saturday while he was in Pennsylvania. He headed to Nashville and participated in rehearsals Sunday.

"I'm just so excited to get to do it again," Brown said. "I was honestly kinda bummed when I found out that you only do it two years in a row and then they pass it on to somebody else, so I'm glad I get to come back and do it."

How to watch the 2022 CMT Music Awards

What: The CMT Music Awards

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022

Time: 8-11 p.m. ET/delayed PT

Location: Nashville's Municipal Auditorium and locations in and around Nashville

Online stream: Paramount+

On TV: Local CBS stations

2022 CMT Music Awards stream Live

The 2022 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville's Municipal Auditorium Monday, April 11 beginning at 7 p.m. CST.

Kelsea Ballerini will share co-hosting duties from home after announcing Monday she tested positive for COVID-19. Anthony Mackie and Kane Brown will share hosting duties on stage.

This year's performance lineup includes a who's who of Nashville hitmakers, one-of-a-kind collaborations and a rare reunion of The Judds, who are scheduled to perform "Love Can Build A Bridge" in a long-awaited award season return. See the full list of performances here.

Luke Combs was scheduled to record a performance alongside Brown at an undisclosed location but was pulled after testing positive for COVID-19. Old Dominion will now replace the artist nominated for "Video of the Year" for "Forever After All" in a performance.

Who's due to win this year's breakout video honors? Which artists released the best collaboration? And will Carrie Underwood take home Video of the Year again? This list of nominees will be updated with winners at this year's show.

How to watch CMT Music Awards 2022

This year's CMT Awards will make the jump from cable television to a primetime network broadcast.

The event will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. CST on CBS. It will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

Additionally, CMT will air an extended cut of the awards show with an added 30 minutes of new performances and bonus content from 7 p.m. 10:30 p.m. CST on April 15.

Watch the CMT Music Awards red carpet

The Tennessean will be providing a livestream of the red carpet beginning at 4 p.m. CT. You can watch the stream in the player below.

CMT Awards co-host Kelsea Ballerini tests positive for COVID-19, will host from home

"I'm gutted," Ballerini said in her Instagram video. "But the good news is that I'm feeling a lot better..and the incredible CMT family and my team have brought part of the CMT set to my house, to my little bubble, and set it up to where I can still host and perform. It is certainly not what we had expected or planned for, but we are doing our damn best."

"I will still see you tonight on the awards," she continued. "And let's make some lemonade together out of these very bitter lemons."

The CMT Music Awards air live tonight on CBS at 7 p.m. CT.

‘CMT Music Awards Red Carpet’ 2022 free live stream: How to watch online without cable

“The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet″ is airing on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

Here’s the information you’ll need to watch a free live stream of “The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet” online without cable.

How to watch ‘The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet’ without cable

If you’re a cord-cutter or don’t have cable, you can live stream “The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet” on any of the following platforms:

When are ‘The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet’ on?

“The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet” will air on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. on CMT. The award ceremony itself will air on CBS at 8 p.m.

What channel is CMT?

You can use the channel finder on your provider’s website to locate it: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish.

How to watch ‘The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet’ online on-demand

If you’re concerned you might miss “The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet” and want to record the show as it airs, check out the live TV and DVR function of the following streaming services:

Here’s a look at some of the previous “CMT Awards,” courtesy of the channel’s official YouTube channel:

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How To Watch The CMT Music Awards 2022: Time, Channel, CMT Awards 2022 Live Stream Info

Live from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, it’s the 2022 CMT Music Awards!

This year’s show has been thrown a bit of a curveball as Kelsea Ballerini, who is set to host this year’s event with Anthony Mackie, recently announced that she tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, Ballerini is feeling “a lot better” and will be hosting and performing remotely from her house. Ballerini is just one of a stacked lineup of performers for this year’s show as Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas, Old Dominion, and more are scheduled to strut their musical stuff at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.

Who will take home the coveted Video of the Year award? Your guess is as good as mine. A host of talented artists are nominated, including Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Luke Combs, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, and Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton). A full list of nominees can be found on the CMT website.

From start time to live stream information, here’s how to watch the 2022 CMT Music Awards live online.


Tonight’s (April 11) country music spectacular will air on CBS and Paramount+.


This year’s show will air from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+. The 2022 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet special airs from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET on CMT.


Country music fans can watch tonight’s show live on the CBS website or CBS app (with a valid cable login).

You can watch the CMT Awards live with an active subscription to Paramount+’s Premium Plan ($9.99/month or $99.99/year), which is ad-free and includes a CBS live stream. Paramount+ is currently offering a free trial as well as a 25% student discount for eligible subscribers. You can also bundle Paramount+ with Showtime and save up to 28%.

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