Editorial: 2022 CMT Awards

On April 11, 2022, The CMT Music Awards took place. Kelsea Ballerini, Anthony Mackie, and Kane Brown hosted the Country Music event. Originally it was supposed to be Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, but Ballerini was under the weather, and she did the job from her home. They all did a fantastic job.

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The performances were incredible and a joy to hear. It was impressive to watch artists perform in various parts of Nashville and different concert venues.

Congratulations to all the winners.


-Opening Act

Keith Urban started the CMT Music Awards performing his latest hit Wild Hearts.

Then Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson perform their latest single, Never Say Never.
Both performances were impressive, and they started the show on a fantastic note.

-Little Big Town Hell Yeah
The Country group did an excellent job performing their latest song.

-Parker McCollum – To Be Loved By You (Ram Stage)
He gave a remarkable performance. 

-Carly Pearce Diamond Back 
She performed her new single with edge and passion.

Old Dominion No Hard Feelings
The group gave a touching performance covering the challenging subject of heartbreak.

-Thomas Rhett & Riley Green – Half of Me
The performance by the duet was upbeat and enthusiastic.

-Carrie Underwood Ghost Story
She gave a spirited and theatrical performance. She sang with heart and soul. 

-Jason Aldean & Bryan Adams Heaven
This crossroads of their musical styles was impressive. Their duet was memorable. The mix of Rock and Country was epic. This rendition of a 90s classic was a joy to watch.

-Mickey Guyton & Black Pumas Colors
The performance was passionate and bold. The duet between these two artists was phenomenal.

-Priscilla Block My Bar 
She performed her single with style and passion. 
(Ram Stage)

-Gabby Barrett Pick Me Up
She gave a heartfelt and sweet performance of her romantic single.

– Walker Hayes AA
His performance was upbeat and so much fun. He sang with heart and soul. The dancers on stage did an excellent job with their choreography.

Breland Praise The Lord 
He gave a genuine performance – he sang from the heart.
(Ram Stage)

-Kelsea Ballerini – Heart First
She sang her latest single, Heart First, for the first time at a music awards show. She and the crew did a phenomenal job setting it up in the backyard of her home.

-Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd I Can’t Love You Anymore
The duet between Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd was incredible and dynamic. They sang beautifully together.

Jessie James Decker Should Have Known Better  (Ram Stage)
She sang remarkably. She was bold and fantastic.

-Cody Johnson Til You Can’t
He sang his new romantic single with incredible heart. 

The Judds Love Can Build A Bridge
The performance by the two sisters and Country legends was heartwarming and full of nostalgia. 

-Jimmie Allen, Monica & Little Big Town Pray
Their performance was touching and heartfelt. They sang with heart and soul, promoting love and hope.

-Elvie Shane My Boy (Ram Stage)
He sang a touching and personal song. He was impressive.

Kane Brown One Mississippi
He was fantastic – he sang with style and swag. His performance was dynamic.

-Caitlyn Smith High (Ram Stage)
She gave an outstanding performance. She sang with edge and style.

-Miranda Lambert – If I Was A Cowboy
Her performance was dynamic, upbeat and inspirational. She sang with passion and confidence.

-Kenney Chesney Beer In Mexico
He gave an amazing performance- it was an excellent way to end the 2022 CMT Awards.


-Collaborative Video of the Year
Winner: Jason Aldea & Carrie Underwood If I Didn’t Love You

-Breakthrough Video of the Year
Winner: Parker McCollum – To Be Loved By You 

-Performance of The Year
Winner: George Strait

– CMT Female Video of the Year
Winner: Miranda Lambert – If I Was A Cowboy

-Group/Duo Video of the Year
Winner: Maddie & Tae – Woman You Got

– CMT Male Video of the Year
Winner: Cody Johnson Til You Can’t

– Video of the Year
Winner: Jason Aldea & Carrie Underwood If I Didn’t Love You


-Gayle King & CMT Equal Pay

It was an inspirational speech about equal pay at the CMTs. 

Congratulations once again to the winners. Great job to the three hosts, Kelsea Ballerini, Anthony Mackie, and Kane Brown. Kelsea Ballerini was incredible in hosting the CMT Music Awards from home. The performances were impressive and dynamic.

Flora Youssef

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