After their original broadcast date of the CMT Music Awards in June was canceled due to the pandemic, CMT has been working on doing the show later in 2020. That new air date will be October 21.
The CMT Music Awards then pushed the date of this year’s show back one week, from October 14 to October 21. That way, it won’t be competing with the Billboard Music Awards, which are set for October 14.
The CMT Music Awards were originally slated to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which has been their home for every year but one since 2009. But a press release released today (9/9) said the show will consist of “epic outdoor performances in and around Music City.”
The show will air on CMT at 8 p.m. ET. The host and nominations will be announced in the next two weeks.