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CMT Music AwardsWhen: Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 7PM ET

Where: Televised on CBS and Paramount+ live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.

The CMT Music Awards honor the best, hottest and most inspiring country music videos of the past year. They're also distinguished for being the only fan-voted awards in country music, with voting open online at

The 2024 CMT Music Awards ceremony will aired on CBS live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas on April 7th from 7 - 10 PM ET. Hosting this year's ceremony for the fourth time in a row was Kelsea Ballerini.

The 2024 CMT nominees list had Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Cody Johnson, Megan Moroney, and host Kelsea Ballerini leading the nominations with three nods each.

Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, and Cody Johnson led pack at this year's 2024 CMT Awards.

Live performances at this year's awards show included Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, and Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean. Dasha, along with Cody Johnson, Megan Moroney, Old Dominion and Parker McCollum and Brittney Spencer 

Presenters who gave out awards included Amber Riley, Billy Bob Thornton, Emma Roberts, Minnie Driver, Emily Osment, Jane Seymour, James Van Der Beek, Max Theriot, Montana Jordan, Gayle King, Cody Johnson, Melissa Etheridge, Megan Moroney, Mickey Guyton, Parmalee, Paul Walter Hauser, Carly Pearce and Jelly Roll.

This year's inaugural CMT Humanitarian Award honoedr singer Tricia Yearwood. In addition to accepting the award, Yearwood debuted her new song in a world-premiere performance of “Put It In A Song,” the first release from her upcoming album.

Just up ahead, check out all the nominiees and winners at this year's ceremony along with fun facts on one of country music's biggest nights.

DID YOU KNOW? CMT Music Awards fun facts

via GIPHY .

• Often called "the Carrie Underwood lovefest", the CMT Music Awards has honored Carrie Underwood the most with a total of 25 wins including 10 for Video of the Year.

• For Male Video of the Year, Kenny Chesney leads with five wins while Miranda Lambert also has five wins for Female Video of the Year.

• Taylor Swift received her first ever award of her career when she won Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2007 CMT Music Awards.

• The CMT Music Awards used to be called the CMT Flameworthy Music Awards due to audience lighter waving during performances at country music concerts.

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Video of the year

Cody Johnson – “The Painter”

WINNER: Jelly Roll – “Need A Favor”

Kelsea Ballerini – “IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)”

Female video of the year
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist.

Ashley McBryde – “Light On In The Kitchen”

Gabby Barrett – “Glory Days”

Kacey Musgraves – “Deeper Well”

Kelsea Ballerini –  “Penthouse”

WINNER: Lainey Wilson – “Watermelon Moonshine”

Megan Moroney – “I’m Not Pretty”

Reba McEntire – “Seven Minutes In Heaven”

Male video of the year
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist.

Bailey Zimmerman – “Religiously”

Cody Johnson – “The Painter”

HARDY – “Truck Bed” 

WINNER: Jelly Roll – “Need A Favor”

Jordan Davis – “Next Thing You Know”

Luke Combs – “Fast Car (Official Live Video)” 

Morgan Wallen – “Last Night (One Record At A Time Sessions)”

Duo/group video of the year

Best video by a duo or group; awarded to the artists.

  • Brothers Osborne – “Nobody’s Nobody”
  • WINNER: Dan + Shay – “Save Me The Trouble”   
  • Old Dominion – “Memory Lane”
  • Parmalee – “Girl In Mine”
  • The War And Treaty – “Have You A Heart”
  • Tigirlily Gold – “Shoot Tequila”

Collaborative video of the year
Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists.

WINNER: Carly Pearce feat. Chris Stapleton – “We Don’t Fight Anymore”

Ella Langley feat. Koe Wetzel – “That’s Why We Fight”

Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan – “Cowboys And Plowboys”

Justin Moore & Priscilla Block – “You, Me And Whiskey”

Lukas Nelson + Promise of The Real feat. Lainey Wilson – “More Than Friends”

Mickey Guyton feat. Kane Brown – “Nothing Compares To You”

Old Dominion & Megan Moroney – “Can’t Break Up Now”

Breakthrough female video of the year, presented by Walt Disney World
Best video from a female artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist.

Anne Wilson – “Rain In The Rearview”

WINNER: Ashley Cooke – “your place”

Brittney Spencer – “Bigger Than The Song”

Tigirlily Gold – “Shoot Tequila”

Breakthrough male video of the year, presented by Walt Disney World
Best video from a male artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist.

Chayce Beckham – “23”

Tyler Childers – “In Your Love”

WINNER: Warren Zeiders – “Pretty Little Poison”

Zach Bryan – “Oklahoma Smokeshow”

CMT performance of the year
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo).

Amber Riley – “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” (from CMT Smashing Glass)

Bret Michaels & Chris Janson – “Nothing But a Good Time” (from CMT Crossroads)

Carrie Underwood – “Hate My Heart” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)

Cody Johnson – “Human” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)

Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane” (from CMT Storytellers

Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking ‘Bout You” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)

Hozier & Maren Morris – “Take Me To Church” (from CMT Crossroads)

WINNER: Jelly Roll – “Need a Favor” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)

Kelsea Ballerini – “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)

The War And Treaty – “On My Own” (from CMT Smashing Glass)

CMT digital-first performance of the year

Musical performance from a production, series or livestream created for CMT digital / social channels; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo).

Chase Rice – “Goodnight Nancy” (from CMT Studio Sessions)

Dylan Scott – “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Keith Whitley Cover)” (from CMT Digital Campfire Sessions)

Megan Moroney – “I’m Not Pretty” (from CMT Digital Campfire Sessions)

Nate Smith – “Whiskey On You” (from CMT Studio Sessions)

Stephen Wilson Jr. – “Year to Be Young 1994” (from CMT Studio Sessions)

WINNER: Scotty McCreery – “It Matters To Her” (from CMT Stages)

The Castellows – “I Know It Will Never End” (from CMT Studio Sessions)


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