Gwen Stefani will make her CMT debut with a performance with Carly Pearce. Stefani last appeared on the show in 2020 with Blake Shelton. They were there to accept their win for “Collaborative Video of the Year” for their duet “Nobody But You.”

In addition, Shania Twain will be recognized with the third-ever “CMT Equal Play Award.” The award recognizes artists who advocate for diverse and underrepresented voices in country music. Previous winners of the “CMT Equal Play Award” include Jennifer Nettles and Linda Martell.

Gwen Stefani won’t be the only ’90s rock icon to hit the stage. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its “CMT Next Women of Country ” franchise, 7x GRAMMY-winning Alanis Morissette will make her CMT Music Awards debut. She will perform alongside Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Madeline Edwards, and Morgan Wade. Austin native Jackie Venson will join them on guitar. They will perform Morissette’s classic “You Oughta Know.”

The 2023 CMT Music Awards on CBS will air live from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 2nd (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

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CMT recently revealed the top 6 finalists vying for the “Video of the Year” award at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, with fan voting now open at

The final six “Video of the Year” nominees are:

  • Blake Shelton – “No Body”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Hate My Heart”
  • Cody Johnson – “Human”
  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “wait in the truck”
  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God”
  • Morgan Wallen – “You Proof”

Over the past several weeks, fans have cast their votes across all categories. The categories include “Video of the Year,” narrowing down to the top six finalists from the original list of 16 nominees. On the morning of Sunday, April 2nd, these six will be narrowed down to the top three, with voting continuing through the live show, leading up to the big reveal at the end of the night.

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