FILE - Kelsea Ballerini arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on June 9, 2021. Ballerini will be co-hosting the CMT Music Awards from home after she tested positive for COVID-19 days before the awards show. Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie were set to host the Monday night awards show airing on CBS. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)AP
The 2022 CMT Music Awards are set for Monday, April 11. The show will be live streamed on fuboTV as well as Paramount+. Both offer a free trial.
It comes with a bit of a change, though.
Country star Kelsea Ballerini is making a last-minute pivot to co-hosting remotely after testing positive for COVID-19 days before the show.
Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie were set to host. But on Monday morning, CMT and CBS announced that Ballerini will remain home. She is asymptomatic, and Ballerini said CMT is setting it up so she can perform and co-host from her house.
“It has been set it up in a way where I can safely still co-host the Awards and perform on the show tonight,” Ballerini said in a statement. “This is not what we had planned for, but I am ready to make lemonade out of these lemons.”
The leading nominee for the night, Kane Brown, has been tapped to help Mackie with in-person co-hosting. Brown has twice hosted the fan-voted show, including with Ballerini last year.
The CMT Music Awards are set for Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET).
The CMT Music Awards will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. The most basic of plans is the “fubo standard” package, which comprises 100-plus channels for $64.99 per month. Like all cord-cutting alternatives, there are plenty of options, especially for sports.
The event will also be streamed on Paramount+, which offers a 7-day free trial, and features more than 20,000 episodes and movies from ViacomCBS family, which includes CBS, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and more.
There are two tiers to the streaming service. For $4.99 per month, you get limited commercials. For $9.99 per month, there are no commercials. Both tiers come with the 7-day free trial.
The CMT Music Awards will be televised by CBS.
The CMT Music Awards will feature performances by Kenny Chesney, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
The Judds are also reuniting at the CMT Music Awards for their first major awards show performance in over two decades.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
CMT DIGITAL-FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Mark Heim is a reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.
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