Kelsea Ballerini, Anthony Mackie to host 2022 CMT Music Awards

Los Angeles: Singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie have been selected to lead the next Country Music Awards ceremony.

According to Variety, Ballerini and Mackie will host the 2022 CMT Music Awards live from Nashville on April 11, CBS announced Thursday. This year marks Ballerini’s second time as CMT host after hosting the 2021 Awards Show. Last year, the singer co-hosted with fellow country star Kane Brown, who was in his second year in the role at the time.

Mackie, widely known for his roles in Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise, is a surprising choice to host a country music awards show, although he presented an award on last year’s broadcast.

In addition to announcing Mackie and Ballerini as this year’s hosts, the network said the nominations would be revealed on March 16, a month before the show’s airing date. While the CMT Music Awards have been hosted mostly by country music personalities in recent years, the show has a long history of bringing together artists to share the gig.

Sarah Hyland co-hosted 2020 with Brown and Ashley McBride; Prior to this, Brittany Snow, Kristen Bell, Pamela Anderson and Kathy Najimi were drafted at various points.

Speaking of this year’s CMT Music Awards, it was originally announced on April 3, but then another CBS show, the Grammys, took over that slot after delays from January, pushing CMT back eight days. Given.

The broadcast will be based at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, with remote performances from other locations, long after having Bridgestone Arena as its home ground. No cast has been announced yet.


First published:March 11, 2022, 9:34 am

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