The two ‘KB’s first hosted the awards show together in 2021. Although they reprised their roles as co-hosts in 2022, Kelsea ultimately had to present the ceremony from home due to COVID-19.
Kane Brown will also be performing his immensely popular single, ‘Thank God’, with his wife, Katelyn Brown, at this year's CMT Awards.
The sweet, endearing husband-and-wife collaboration recently soared to the top of Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
It was confirmed that Kelsea Ballerini would be co-hosting the upcoming CMT Awards towards the end of 2022.
In a recent conversation with Holler, the Knoxville native underlined how excited she was to be hosting in-person, following last year's disruptions, “I’m going to quarantine for two weeks prior just to be safe! I’m excited - it’s moving to Austin this year, so I feel like it’ll have a new energy”.
Kelsea went on to highlight the unique space that the CMT Awards ceremony occupies within the industry, “I like the CMT Awards because they feel like an honest look at where country music is right now - more so than what’s on the radio and what’s in the Top 40.
It's a bigger snapshot of what’s going on, and I think that’s really important. Plus, it’s fan-voted, and country music is all about fans”.
In 2022, Kelsea revealed the CMT Awards would be moving to Austin, Texas, in a special on-stage moment with Carrie Underwood.
The 2023 CMT Awards will take place on Sunday, April 2 at 8/7c, and will air live on CBS. The full ceremony will then be made available on-demand on Paramount+.
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