By Ciara Bains
With the 2022 CMT Music Awards less than a month away, the first round of performers at this year's ceremony have been announced.
Airing on Monday, April 11 on CBS live from Nashville, the awards show will see performances from such esteemed names as co-host Kelsea Ballerini, the most nominated Kane Brown, CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Carly Pearce and Keith Urban.
The show will also include special duets from Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd and Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson respectively.
See the full list of performers so far below:
Kane Brown leads the star-studded list of nominees with four nominations, including Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Alongside him, co-host Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton and first-time nominees BRELAND and Cody Johnson follow with three nominations apiece.
CMT’s reigning all-time leader Carrie Underwood is set to compete again for the night’s highly coveted Video of the Year award for her duet with Jason Aldean, alongside female powerhouses Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, with her Chris Stapleton duet 'I Bet You Think About Me'.
They are up against videos from Luke Combs, Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson and Kelsea Ballerini & Kenny Chesney.
For more on the CMT Music Awards, see below: