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.”