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.

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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.”


CMT's Sixteen 2023 Nominees For Video of The Year

  • Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark & Pillbox Patti – “Bonfire at Tina’s”

    The song comes from the Lindeville concept album which centers on a fictional town that is home to the various characters that appear in McBryde’s songs.

  • Blake Shelton – “No Body”

    Blake donned a fake mullet like he used to have in the 1990s with this video. The song is from his next album.

  • Carrie Underwood – “Hate My Heart”

    This video was filmed in a club in Nashville. Carrie co-wrote the song with HARDY, Hillary Lindsey, and David Garcia.

  • Cody Johnson – “Human”

    This song comes from Cody’s Human: The Double Album, which is his seventh studio album.

  • Elle King feat. Dierks Bentley – “Worth a Shot”

    King developed the concept for this fun western video, and it was shot in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

  • Gabby Barrett – “Pick Me Up”

    This video features Barrett’s husband, Cade Foehner, and showcases the journey of a couple as young adults to their elderly years. Gabby admits that she cried once she saw the music video for the first time.

  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “wait in the truck”

    The video follows the song, depicting a character played by HARDY killing the abuser of a character played by Wilson.

  • Jimmie Allen – “Down Home”

    The song is a tribute to Allen’s father, who died in 2019. Allen shot the video at his childhood house.

  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God”

    This video was filmed in Hawaii. The song is the first number one song for the married couple.

  • Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts”

    The song alludes to some moments from Urban’s life, including his childhood memory of seeing Johnny Cash in concert with his father.

  • Kelsea Ballerini – “HEARTFIRST”

    Kelsea said of the song in a statement, “It is the lovechild of The Corrs and Sheryl Crow, with a little Shania sprinkled on top.”

  • Little Big Town – “Rich Man”

    This is a song that Jimi Westbrook wrote. Nashville Actor Charles Esten stars in the video.

  • Luke Bryan – “Country On”

    Luke told us of the song when it came out in July of 2022, “It’s got patriotism in it, it’s got honoring people that keep us free and people that keep us safe and look after us.”

  • Luke Combs – “The Kind of Love We Make”

    This touching video follows the parallel stories of an older and younger couple.

  • Morgan Wallen – “You Proof”

    The song is about “drinking away the memory of a previous lover.” Wallen released it to honor his 29th birthday.

  • Walker Hayes – “AA”

    Walker said in a statement when he released the song, “I’ve struggled with alcohol abuse and sometimes I wish I didn’t need AA, but I do. I think a lot of people can relate to that.”

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