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‘CMT Music Awards’ Shifts to CBS Next Year

CMT Music Awards on CBS
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The CMT Music Awards shifts to CMT sibling CBS starting in 2022. Next year’s event happens in Nashville on a date to be determined. Cable net CMT will help out with ViacomCBS’s new Country Music Week with special programming and events. 

Music awards events on CBS include the Grammys and the Academy of Country Music Awards. 

The 2021 awards, hosted by Keslea Ballerini and Kane Brown, aired June 9 as a multi-ViacomCBS network simulcast, with MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT Australia airing the event alongside CMT. Standout performances included H.E.R. and Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Mickey Guyton and Breland, and NeedtoBreathe and Carrie Underwood. 

Underwood has the most CMT awards with 22. 

The event has aired live since 2005. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.