The 2022 CMT Music Awards get a new date after being ousted by the Grammys
CMT and CBS have finally announced a new date for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, which will be the first CMT ceremony to air on CBS. The fan-voted awards show airs Monday, April 11 live from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. There will also be performances from other locations around Music City. The show was delayed after the Grammys takeover on April 3.
In addition to bringing the show to a wide audience on CBS, the ceremony will also be available live on Paramount+. The streaming service will also air the ceremony on demand after it airs. There will also be an extended “Director’s Cut” which will air later on CMT and other ViacomCBS platforms.
“It’s official: our three-hour extravaganza in Nashville will air live on CBS on April 11 for the first time in the biggest music month in network history,” said Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, the show’s executive producers. , said Tuesday in a statement. “Expect the most unforgettable CMT Music Awards yet, filled with world premiere performances and one-of-a-kind collaborations in and around Music City.”
“Music’s biggest and best moments are coming to CBS in April,” added Jack Sussman, executive vice president, Specials, Music, Live Events & 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. “
The 2022 CMT Music Awards ceremony was originally scheduled for April 3. However, CBS and CMT were forced to change their plans after the Recording Academy postponed the 2022 Grammy Awards to April 3. The show was also moved from the recently renamed Crypto.com. Arena in Los Angeles, but was moved to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Grammys will also air on CBS, with comedian Trevor Noah.
The CMT Music Awards were started in 1967 as the Music City News Awards. In 2002, the show moved to 2002 and has been called the CMT Music Awards since 2005. ViacomCBS decided to move the show to CBS after the Academy of Country Music Awards left CBS. Starting this year, the ACM Awards will air on Amazon’s Prime Video, making it the first major US awards show to be available only on a streaming platform.