Marvel’s new Captain America, Anthony Mackie, and country music star Kelsea Ballerini are set to host the 2022 CMT Music Awards
The CMT Music Awards are the only fan-based award show where the fans’ votes determine the winner. The award show will air on Monday, April 11 “from Nashville’s historic Municipal Auditorium, and various locations in and around Nashville.”
CBS will air the CMT Music Awards for the time on their network. The 2022 awards will be Mackie’s first time hosting this CMT. His co-host, Ballerini returns for the second consecutive year.
March 16 marks the date for 2022 CMT Music Awards to be announced.
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pair one of the biggest names in country music with one of the world’s most electrifying superheroes to host our biggest CMT MUSIC AWARDS ever,” said Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, the executive producers of the awards. “Kelsea and Anthony are each wildly successful in their own right, and combined, they bring mega star power that transcends the worlds of music, film and pop culture with a supersized fan base. We know this dynamic duo is the perfect pairing to bring our show to the next level, as we reach our largest global audience ever, LIVE on CBS.”
“I’m thrilled to be returning as host at this year’s CMT Awards with Anthony Mackie,” said Ballerini shared. “This award show is always a special one, as it revolves around the fans and celebrates their favorite artists. This year is especially cool to be a part of as CMT grows into a network spot and expands for even more fans to get involved. It’s going to be a big one and I can’t wait!”
Mackie added, “I had the pleasure of presenting at last year’s CMT Music Awards and received the warmest welcome from the country music community and the city of Nashville. I can’t wait to get back to Music City to co-host this year’s awards with the amazing Kelsea Ballerini.”
The 2022 CMT Music Awards are executive produced by Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment), Leslie Fram (CMT) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment).