CMT Awards also announced today that this year’s top nominee, Kane Brown, will join Ballerini and Anthony Mackie as co-host.
Ballerini said in her Instagram video – watch it below – that she had good news and bad news to share: “Unfortunately, I can not be there in person anymore and I’m devastated, I’m gutted,” she said, before adding, “But the good news is I’m feeling a lot better, a lot better.” She said CMT had delivered a partial set to her home so she can co-host remotely.
“Let’s make some lemonade together out of these very bitter lemons,” Ballerini said.
The country music awards show airs live from Nashville tonight at 8 pm ET/delayed PT, and will stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Also today, the final three nominees for the 2022 “Video of the Year” award were announced with fan voting now open via Twitter. The nominees are:
Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You” (#VoteJasonCarrieCMT)
Kane Brown – “One Mississippi” (#VoteKaneCMT)
Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t” (#VoteCodyCMT)