The 2023 CMT Music Awards will move to Austin from longtime Nashville home

Carrie Underwood, the winningest artist in CMT history, has been confirmed as the first official performer.

Austin's Moody Center will host the 2023 CMT Music Awards. - Instagram / moodycenteratx
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Austin's Moody Center will host the 2023 CMT Music Awards.
Here's reason for Texas country music fans to whoop and holler.

CMT and CBS revealed
that the CMT Music Awards will move away from its traditional base in Nashville to Austin's Moody Center for next year's broadcast. The show is scheduled to air on April 2.

“Our fans are in for an unforgettable night of music with plenty of surprises, as the Live Music Capital meets Music City for the first time ever on a national stage in what will be a true country music extravaganza,” CMT Music Awards organizers said in a statement.

The CMAs will again be hosted by pop-country artist Kelsea Ballerini. Carrie Underwood, the winningest artist in CMT history, has been confirmed as the first official performer for the show.

The announcement comes less than a week after the unveiling of Two Step Inn, a country music festival that will debut in Georgetown on April 15-16 of next year. Seems like the makings of a busy spring for Lone Star State C&W enthusiasts.

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