Editorial: 2023 CMT Music Awards

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On April 2, 2023, the CMT Music Awards took place, hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown. The event was in Austin, Texas.

Congratulations to the winners of the CMT Music Awards. The performances were remarkable. 


-Opening Act
Blake Shelton – Nobody But You
It was a fantastic way to start the CMT Music Awards. He gave an impressive performance.

Tyler Hubbard – Dancing in the Country
What a remarkable and joyful outdoor performance.

– Gary Clark Jr. – The House Is Rockin’
It was a touching tribute to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. The guitar solo was amazing.

-Ram Performance
Lily Rose – Whatcha Know About That
She sang with heart and passion.

-Carly Pearce – What He Didn’t Do
She gave a touching and vulnerable performance, singing about heartbreak. It was profound.

Wynona Judd & Ashley McBryde –  I Wanna Know What Love Is
It was a dynamic performance and duet. The two Country women sang with bold passion. There was a touching moment when Wynona Judd paid tribute to her late mother, Naomi Judd.

-Cody Johnson – Human
He gave a stunning performance. He sang with heart and soul. It was heartwarming.

-Keith Urban – Brown Eyes Baby
It was a lovely performance of the romantic song.

-Ram Performance
Nate Smith – Whiskey On You
It was a terrific performance.

-Lainey Wilson –Heart Like A Truck
She did an excellent job performing Heart Like A Truck. She sang with deep passion.

-Ram Performance
Jackson Dean – Don’t Come Lookin’
It was a fun and dynamic performance.

-Gwen Stefani & Carly Pearce –  Just A Girl
It was an epic performance by these two incredible artists. It was a nice nostalgic moment.

Jelly Roll –  Need A Favor
It was an impressive performance, with the presence of a choir. He sang with incredible depth and vulnerability.

Kelsea Ballerini – If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)
It was a cute performance with some comic relief. 

– Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – Thank God
Kane Brown and his wifeKatelyn, gave a beautiful performance. It was a heartwarming moment between a husband and wife.

-Ram Performance
Avery Anna – Narcissist
She gave a spirited performance, singing with depth and genuine vulnerability.

The Black Crowes w/ Darius Rucker – She Talks to Angels
What a terrific performance. The duet was dynamic and heartfelt.

-Alanis Morrisette with Lainey Wilson, Ingrid Andress, Madeline Edwards & Morgan Wade – You Oughta Know
It was an epic and bold performance with an incredible blend of voices. These women embodied woman empowerment. They sang with great passion.

-Ram Performance
Megan Moroney – Tennessee Orange
She gave a profound but also cute performance.

-Carrie Underwood – Hate My Heart
She gave a spirited and bold performance. She sang with raw emotions and strong passion.  

-Ram Performance
Chapel Hart – You Can Have Him Jolene
The group sang incredibly their single, an homage to Dolly Parton’s classic hit Jolene.

-Lynyrd Skynyrd & Gary Rossington Tribute
Performers: Cody Johnson, Billy Gibbons, Paul Rodgers, Slash, Chuck Leavell, Warren Hayes, Wynonna Judd & LeAnn Rimes
Simple Man
Sweet Home Alabama
They performed a touching tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd & Gary Rossington 
It was a great way to end the 2023 CMT Awards.

Awards (Highlights)

-Breakthrough Female Video of the Year: 
Winner: Megan Moroney – Tennessee Orange

-Breakthrough Male Video of the Year
Winner: Jelly Roll – Son of a Sinner

-CMT Equal Play Award
Winner: Shania Twain

Congratulations again to all the winners of the 2023 CMT Music Awards. Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown did an excellent hosting the Country music event. The performances were impressive and unforgettable. 

Flora Youssef

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