Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie to host 2022 CMT Music Awards

CMT announced that Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie will host the 2022 CMT Music Awards. This marks Ballerini’s second time as co-host, after sharing duties with Kane Brown in 2021. Mackie presented the video of the year award to Carrie Underwood last year.

The CMT Music Awards, which bills itself as “country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show,” were originally set to take place April 3, but were pushed back in February after the Grammy Awards were rescheduled to the same date.

The awards ceremony will now air live from Nashville on Monday, April 11, from 8-11 p.m. ET. For the first time, the show will air on CBS; it also will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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