CMT added some female firepower to its CMT Music Awards lineup on April 2. Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette, and Gwen Stefani have joined a star-studded lineup that already included Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and more.
Alanis Morissette will make her CMT Music Awards debut alongside Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade, and Jackie Venson. The collective will perform Alanis’ 1995 Grammy-winning anthem, “You Oughta Know.”
Gwen Stefani will also make her CMT Music Awards performance debut. She will team with Carly Pearce for an on-stage collaboration. Stefani last appeared on the show in 2020 with husband Blake Shelton to accept their win for Collaborative Video of the Year for “Nobody But You.”
Shania Twain will be honored with the CMT Equal Play Award, which recognizes an artist who is a “visible and vocal advocate for elevating diverse and underrepresented voices in country music.” Previous winners include Jennifer Nettles and Linda Martell.
Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the CMT Music Awards will air live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, on April 2 on CBS. Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting open now.
‘CMT Music Awards’ Nominees
Lainey Wilson leads this year’s star-studded list with four nominations at the CMT Music Awards. Cody Johnson, Jelly Roll, and Kane Brown received three nominations apiece.
In addition, this year’s show features more than a dozen first-time nominees: Avery Anna, Bailey Zimmerman, Black Pumas, Charley Crockett, Corey Kent, Drake Milligan, Emmy Russell, Jackson Dean, Jake Scott, Jelly Roll, Katelyn Brown, Kylie Morgan, Lukas Nelson, Megan Moroney, Morgan Wade, Nate Smith, Pillbox Patti, The War And Treaty, Tiera Kennedy, and Wynonna Judd.
- Blake Shelton
- Carly Pearce
- Carrie Underwood
- Cody Johnson
- Jelly Roll
- Kane Brown + Katelyn Brown
- Keith Urban
- Kelsea Ballerini
- Lainey Wilson
- The Black Crowes + Darius Rucker
- Tyler Hubbard
- Wynonna + Ashley McBryde
- Alanis Morissette + Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade, and Jackie Venson
- Gwen Stefani + Carly Pearce
Ram Trucks Side Stage Performers
- Avery Anna
- Chapel Hart
- Jackson Dean
- Lily Rose
- Megan Moroney
- Nate Smith