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CMT Awards 2024: A Celebration of Country’s Finest – Set to Air Tonight!

The excitement is palpable as the country music fraternity gears up for the much-awaited 2024 CMT Awards, set to dazzle audiences tonight. With a star-studded lineup of performers and an array of nominations that highlight the genre’s diversity and talent, this year’s awards promise to be a night to remember.

Hosted by the effervescent Kelsea Ballerini, who returns for her fourth consecutive year, the 2024 CMT Awards will kick off at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT. Ballerini, known for her infectious energy and undeniable charisma, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “Hosting an awards show that celebrates the music that the fans love most has been an honor, and I know this year will be another unforgettable night.”

Among the leading contenders for awards are Cody Johnson, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, and the host herself, Kelsea Ballerini, each raking in three nominations. The coveted Video of the Year award boasts an impressive lineup of nominees, including Darius Rucker and Kacey Musgraves, with fan voting continuing until showtime.

But it’s not just about the awards; it’s about the performances that will light up the stage. A stellar lineup awaits viewers, with performances by country legends like Keith Urban and Jason Aldean, alongside rising stars such as Bailey Zimmerman and Dasha. Notably, there will be special collaborative sets, including a highly anticipated tribute to the late Toby Keith by Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson, Sammy Hagar, and more.

Adding to the evening’s significance is the presentation of the inaugural June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award to Trisha Yearwood. Recognized for her philanthropic endeavors and dedication to community service, Yearwood’s acceptance speech resonated with humility and gratitude, underscoring the legacy of June Carter Cash and the spirit of giving back.

The venue for this year’s extravaganza is the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, marking the second consecutive year the CMT Awards have graced the vibrant city. With its rich musical heritage and vibrant culture, Austin provides the perfect backdrop for an event that celebrates the essence of country music.

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