There was a big announcement at Wednesday night’s Carrie Underwood concert at the Moody Center. The 2023 CMT Music Awards will air Sunday, April 2, 2023 live from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center! This is the first time in over 20 years that the awards are happening outside of Nashville.
Multi-platinum country superstar Kelsea Ballerini will return as CMT Awards co-host for the third consecutive year. She revealed the news during the surprise on-stage moment during Underwood’s “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour” stop in ATX at Moody Center. Underwood holds the title as the winningest artist in CMT history, with a total of 25 trophies. She was also announced as the first performer for the 2023 show.
“Our fans are in for an unforgettable night of music with plenty of surprises, as the Live Music Capital meets Music City for the first time ever on a national stage in what will be a true country music extravaganza,” shared Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin, Leslie Fram and Jason Owen, Executive Producers, CMT MUSIC AWARDS.
Additional details for the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS on CBS will be announced soon.
UPDATE: Pre-sale tickets are available starting on March 1 while the public sale starts March 3. More info here.