Kelsea Ballerini, Anthony Mackie To Co-Host 2022 CMT Music Awards

Country star Kelsea Ballerini and acclaimed actor Anthony Mackie will serve as co-hosts of 2022 CMT Music Awards.

Set to air live on April 11 at 8 PM ET, this will be the inaugural broadcast of the CMT Music Awards on the CBS Television Network. The show will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

While Ballerini has held the coveted host designation before, 2022 is Mackie’s first time in the role.

“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,” Mackie said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get back to Music City to co-host this year’s awards with the amazing Kelsea Ballerini.”

Ballerini said she is thrilled to share the stage with Mackie, adding, “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.”

Nominations for the CMT Music Awards will be announced on March 16, on CBS Mornings. Fan voting at will begin simultaneously and run through April 4.

Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

(Photo: CMT)

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