2023 CMT Music Awards Transfer to Austin, Texas – Billboard


The 2023 CMT Music Awards are headed to the Lone Star State.

CMT and CBS have revealed that the 2023 CMT Music Awards will air Sunday, April 2, 2023, stay from Austin, Texas’ Moody Middle, through CBS. The Paramount World nation music tentpole occasion returns for its world premiere completely through the CBS Tv Community and will likely be obtainable to stream stay and on demand on Paramount+.

Kelsea Ballerini, who lately launched her album Topic to Change, will return for a 3rd consecutive yr as co-host of the CMT Music Awards. Ballerini shocked Carrie Underwood throughout her Wednbesday (Nov. 2) cease at Moody Middle on her The Denim & Rhinestones Tour, the place they revealed Underwood as the primary performer for the 2023 CMT Music Awards. Underwood has received probably the most honors of any artist on the CMT Music Awards, with 25 trophies up to now.


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“Each Austin and Nashville are two of the world’s best music cities and we couldn’t be extra excited to announce the return of the CMT Music Awards on CBS than with co-host Kelsea Ballerini stunning Carrie Underwood, our most awarded artist, in the midst of her unbelievable stay efficiency at Moody Middle – the precise venue the place we’ll all be again precisely 5 months from at the moment!” shared Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin, Leslie Fram and Jason Owen, government producers of the CMT Music Awards, through a press release. “Our followers are in for an unforgettable night time of music with loads of surprises, because the Reside Music Capital meets Music Metropolis for the primary time ever on a nationwide stage in what will likely be a real nation music extravaganza.”

“The programming staff at Oak View Group and Moody Middle has spent the previous two years cultivating this relationship and dealing to endear CMT, CBS and Paramount to Austin and our new, world-class enviornment. CMT’s dedication to Austin displays these efforts and we couldn’t be extra grateful and excited to host them subsequent yr,” added Michael Owens, vp, programming, Moody Middle.   

“We’re past thrilled to welcome the CMT Music Awards to Moody Middle in 2023! This occasion may have not solely an enormous monetary affect on Austin and its tourism business, however it would additionally showcase two of the highest music manufacturers globally, Austin as The Reside Music Capital of the World and Nation Music Tv,” added Tom Noonan, president/CEO, Austin CVB. 

This yr marked the CMT Music Awards’ debut on CBS, the place the present garnered 5.89 million viewers, a 529% improve from June 2021, whereas additionally incomes 2.7 billion impressions on social platforms.

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