CMT Music Awards unveil new date and venue
The CMT Music Awards, which agreed to move their date and location when the 2022 Grammy Awards announced their move to Las Vegas, revealed the new date and location for their inaugural broadcast on CBS: The show will now air in live from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Monday, April 11, 8-11 p.m. ET; the West Coast broadcast will be delayed, although the show is also available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
“Music’s biggest and best moments are coming to CBS in April,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music, live events and alternative programming for CBS. “The CMT brand is preeminent in the world of country music, and we are thrilled that their team was able to coordinate a new date to bring this landmark television event to CBS, and maximize the power of the ViacomCBS universe behind it. “
“It’s official: our three-hour extravaganza in Nashville will air live on CBS on April 11 for the first time as part of the network’s biggest music month ever,” said Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie. Fram, executive producers of CMT Music. Awards. “Expect the most unforgettable CMT Music Awards yet, filled with world premiere performances and one-of-a-kind collaborations in and around Music City.”
The 2022 CMT Music Awards are produced by Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment) and Leslie Fram (CMT). Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are production executives; Shanna Strassberg and Taryn Hurd are talented producers.
The show was originally scheduled to take place on April 3, but the ongoing pandemic has caused the Grammy Awards, which also air on CBS, to be moved from their originally scheduled January 31 date to the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles. When the new Grammys date was announced, CBS announced that CMT would be moving.