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CMT Music Awards 2023 Live Stream Free: How to Watch Canada, USA, and Australia

After several years of being staged in Nashville, Tennessee, the 57th edition of the fan-voted music awards are just hours away to kick-off at Moody Center in Austin, Texas, with a promise to deliver an unforgettable night with a star-studded performers’ line-up. Hosted by country music stars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown will host the 2022 CMT Music Awards ceremony; the 2023 CMT Music Awards will merge country, rock, and blues.

2023 CMT Music Awards TV Channel

Venue: Moody Center in Austin, Texas

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023

Time: 8:00 pm ET – 11:00 pm ET

TV Channel: OolaTV (anywhere)

Fan-favourite Lainey Wilson is the leading nominee with four nominations, including video of the year (for “Wait in the Truck” with HARDY), female video of the year (“Heart Like a Truck”), collaborative video of the year (“Wait in the Truck” with HARDY) and CMT performance of the year (for “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell). Behind Wilson, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, and first-time nominee Jelly Roll follow with three nominations each.

To recognize her for being a “visible and vocal advocate” for diverse voices in country music, The 2023 CMT Music Awards will honor country superstar and five-time Grammy winner Shania Twain with the Equal Play Award. Carrie Underwood, who won Collaborative Video of the Year in 2022 on “If I Didn’t Love You”, has a chance to extend her record as the most awarded artist in CMT music award history as she has been nominated again for video of the year for “Hate My Heart.”

A tribute performance will be honored to Lynyrd Skynyrd following the death of the last original member, Gary Rossington. Moreover, a tribute performance will be given to the late Texas guitarist Vaughn by four-time Grammy winner Clark Jr.

How To Watch CMT Music Awards 2023 Live Anywhere

Fans can live stream the awards through the following streaming services and TV channels:

  • OolaTV (anywhere)
  • CBS
  • Paramount+
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • Youtube TV

2023 CMT Music Awards Live Stream In Canada

The CMT Music Awards will air In Canadian viewers, the simplest way to watch the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet is on CTV. Glam squads and designers are working overtime ahead of the broadcast on Monday, April 2 and you can watch the show at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on OolaTV

2023 CMT Music Awards Live Stream In the USA

The CMT Music Awards will air In US, CBS is showing the 2023 CMT. This channel is easily accessible for anyone who has it as part of their cable plan. To watch CBS online or on the CBS Go mobile app, just sign in with your US cable provider credentials.

Watch the 2023 CMT Music Awards Live from Australia

The Australian Viewers can watch the CMT Music Awards broadcast on Channel 7. It’s even possible to watch the red carpet session (which is broadcasted two hours before the event).

CMT Award Categories and Nominees:

In the ceremony, artists will compete for the following awards, including Video of the Year, CMT Performance of the Year, Group/Duo Video Of The Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, and others. The latter award will be given separately in male and female categories for the first time in CMT history.

Video Of The Year:

The most coveted award originally had sixteen 2023 entries before being cut down to following just six. HARDY and Lainey Wilson’s ‘wait in the truck.’

  • Cody Johnson’s ‘Human’
  • Morgan Wallen’s ‘You Proof’
  • Blake Shelton’s ‘No Body’
  • Carrie Underwood’s ‘Hate My Heart’
  • Kane and Katelyn Brown’s ‘Thank God’

Female Video Of The Year:

  • Carly Pearce – “What He Didn’t Do”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Ghost Story”
  • Gabby Barrett – “Pick Me Up”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “HEARTFIRST”
  • Lainey Wilson – “Heart Like A Truck”
  • Maren Morris – “Humble Quest”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Actin’ Up”

Male Video Of The Year:

  • Bailey Zimmerman – “Rock and A Hard Place”
  • Cody Johnson – “Human”
  • Cole Swindell – “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”
  • Jelly Roll – “Son Of A Sinner”
  • Kane Brown – “Like I Love Country Music”
  • Luke Combs – “The Kind Of Love We Make”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Wasted On You”

Group / Duo Video Of The Year:

  • Dan + Shay – “You (Performance Video)
  • Lady A – “Summer State Of Mind”
  • Little Big Town – “Hell Yeah”
  • Parmalee – “Take My Name”
  • The War And Treaty – “That’s How Love Is Made”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Out In The Middle”

Breakthrough Female Video Of The Year:

  • Avery Anna – “Narcissist”
  • Kylie Morgan – “If He Wanted To, He Would”
  • MacKenzie Porter – “Pickup”
  • Megan Moroney – “Tennessee Orange”
  • Morgan Wade – “Wilder Days”
  • Tiera Kennedy – “Found It In You”

Breakthrough Male Video Of The Year:

  • Bailey Zimmerman – “Fall In Love”
  • Corey Kent – “Wild as Her”
  • Drake Milligan – “Sounds Like Something I’d Do”
  • Jackson Dean – “Don’t Come Lookin’”
  • Jelly Roll – “Son Of A Sinner”
  • Nate Smith – “Whiskey On You”

Collaborative Video Of The Year:

  • Elle King feat. Dierks Bentley – “Worth A Shot”
  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “wait in the truck.”
  • Ingrid Andress with Sam Hunt – “Wishful Drinking”
  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God”
  • *Midland feat. Jon Pardi – “Longneck Way To Go”
  • Russell Dickerson feat. Jake Scott – “She Likes It”
  • Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry – “Where We Started”

CMT Performance Of The Year:

  • Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton – “Colors” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)
  • Chris Stapleton – “Whenever You Come Around” (from CMT Giants: Vince Gill)
  • Cody Johnson – “Til You Can’t” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)
  • Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)
  • Darius Rucker – “Let Her Cry” (from CMT Storytellers)
  • Emmy Russell & Lukas Nelson – “Lay Me Down” (from Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Loretta Lynn)
  • Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)
  • LeAnn Rimes with Ashley McBryde & Carly Pearce – “One Way Ticket” (from CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends)
  • The Judds – “Love Can Build A Bridge” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)
  • Wynonna Judd & Brandi Carlile – “The Rose” (from Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration)

CMT Digital-First Performance Of The Year:

  • Charley Crockett – “Time of the Cottonwood Trees“ (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
  • Chris Young – “Gettin’ You Home” (from CMT Stages)
  • Ingrid Andress – “Wishful Drinking” (from CMT Studio Sessions)
  • Jelly Roll – “Son of A Sinner” (from CMT All Access)
  • Megan Moroney – “Tennessee Orange” (from CMT Viral To Verified)
  • Scotty McCreery – “Damn Strait” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)

2023 CMT Music Awards Presenters:

The following personalities will hand out the awards on the big night:

Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Megan Thee Stallion, Carly Pearce, Charles Esten, Dixie D’Amelio, Dustin, Lynch, HARDY, Travis Kelce, Max Thieriot (“Fire Country”), Noah Schnapp (“Stranger Things”), Jon Pardi, Madison Bailey (“Outer Banks”), Ian Bohen and Jen Landon (from “Yellowstone”), Parker McCollum, Peter Frampton, Shania Twain, Steve Howey (“True Lies”)

2023 CMT Music Awards Performers:

The star-studded lineup is scheduled to perform, including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Gwen Stefani, who will make their CMT stage debut. Following is the complete line-up of performers at the 2023 CMT Music Awards:

  • The Black Crowes
  • Darius Rucker
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Tyler Hubbard
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Jelly Roll
  • Wynonna Judd
  • Blake Shelton
  • Nate Smith
  • Carly Pearce
  • Megan Moroney
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lily Rose
  • Cody Johnson
  • Jackson Dean
  • Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown
  • Chapel Hart
  • Keith Urban
  • Avery Anna
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lainey Wilson