CMT Announces Wynonna, Jelly Roll Among Award Show Performers
The second round of performers has been announced for the 2023 CMT Music Awards, airing live from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 2nd (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The new performances added are The Black Crowes plus Darius Rucker, Jelly Roll, Tyler Hubbard, and Wynonna Judd plus Ashley McBryde.
New performances announced are:
- Rockers The Black Crowes team up with longtime friend Darius Rucker for a world premiere collaboration of the band’s hit, “She Talks to Angels.” The performance comes on the heels of their just-announced “CMT Crossroads,” which will tape in front of an outdoor crowd in downtown Austin.
- Jelly Roll will make his first-ever award show performance, singing “Need A Favor.” He also looks to take home his first major award, with nominations in “Male Video of the Year,” “Breakthrough Male Video of the Year,” and “CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year” categories.
- Tyler Hubbard will also make his sets his first-ever solo awards performance with “Dancin’ In The Country”off his recent self-titled debut solo album. The performance comes a decade after Hubbard’s electrifying debut on the CMT Music Awards stage with Nelly as part of Florida Georgia Line.
- Wynonna Judd will return to the CMT stage following last year’s unforgettable final performance of “Love Can Build A Bridge” with her mother, the late Naomi Judd, for which they both earn first-time nods for “CMT Performance of the Year.” This year, Wynonna teams up with recent tourmate and “Video of the Year” nominee Ashley McBryde for a debut television performance.
These six new performers join previously announced Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown + Katelyn Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, and Lainey Wilson.
As reported last month, Brown will return as co-host of the 2023 CMT Music Awards alongside Kelsea Ballerini.
Kane will also be a performer, teaming with wife Katelyn Brown for the broadcast world premiere of their #1 hit single, “Thank God.” The history-making duet cements the Browns as the second married couple in country music history to earn a #1 on Billboard and Aircheck charts. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, of course, were the first married couple to do so in 1997 with “It’s Your Love.”