Carrie Underwood Added to CMT Music Awards, Final Nominees Revealed

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Written by Chris Parton
Carrie Underwood Added to CMT Music Awards, Final Nominees Revealed
Carrie Underwood lets her voice soar for "Jesus, Take the Wheel."

With just a week before showtime, superstar Carrie Underwood has been added to the performance lineup of the upcoming 2022 CMT Music Awards, and the show’s final nominees have been revealed.

Airing April 11 on CBS and Paramount+, this year’s show will be co-hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie, and already boasts a stacked lineup of previously announced superstar performers. But Underwood’s appearance will be a special treat.

Performing from Las Vegas’ Resorts World Theatre where her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency takes place, Underwood’s CMT Music Awards song figures to be filled with theatrical thrills — and even more fantastic wardrobe than usual — giving viewers a sneak peak at her spectacular Vegas production.

Meanwhile, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas have also been added to the show for a “world premiere collaboration,” and hit makers Old Dominion will take the stage as well. Plus, the finalists for the night’s top prize, Video of the Year, have been revealed.

After a first round of fan voting, the six final Video of the Year nominees are:

Fan voting for all categories is now open, and other performers will include Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban.

The 2022 CMT Music Awards will air LIVE from Nashville on Monday, April 11th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.