Trisha Yearwood Will Be Honored With the Inaugural June Carter Cash Award at the CMT Awards

Trisha Yearwood Will Be Honored With the Inaugural June Carter Cash Award at the CMT Awards
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Mark your calendars for April 7 because the CMT Music Awards are just around the corner! This year, the star-studded event will be hosted by the talented Kelsea Ballerini for the fourth consecutive year. Set to take place at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, music lovers can anticipate an unforgettable evening celebrating the best of country music. With electrifying performances, well-deserved awards, and plenty of surprises in store, the CMT Music Awards promise to be an unforgettable night for fans and artists alike.

Who Has Been Nominated For The CMT Music Awards?

What sets the CMT Music Awards apart is their unique fan-driven voting system, putting the power directly in the hands of music enthusiasts. Focused on celebrating the art of music videos, the awards cover a wide array of categories, including Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Duo/Group Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, Breakthrough Female Video of the Year, Breakthrough Male Video of the Year, CMT Performance of the Year, and CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year.

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This year, a diverse lineup of artists has emerged as frontrunners, with Cody Johnson, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Megan Maroney, and Jelly Roll all securing three nominations each. Notably, Jelly Roll proved to be a dominant force at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, clinching three awards.

For a comprehensive list of nominees, eager fans can check out the full nominee list by clicking here, ensuring they stay up-to-date on all the excitement leading up to the highly anticipated event.

Which Artists Are Scheduled to Perform At The CMT Music Awards?

Excitement is building for the upcoming CMT Music Awards, and while the full lineup of performers is still under wraps, the first round of talents set to grace the stage was unveiled on March 19. Among the early lineup are Bailey Zimmerman, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Sam Hunt, and the ever-charismatic Kelsea Ballerini.

Adding to the anticipation, it was announced on March 22 that Jordan Davis and the acclaimed band Needtobreathe would be joining forces for a special performance. What’s more, the dynamic duo will also be filming an episode of CMT Crossroads ahead of the show, promising fans an unforgettable musical experience. With such an eclectic mix of artists slated to perform, the stage is set for an electrifying evening of music and entertainment at the CMT Music Awards.

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The CMT Music Awards Introduces a Fresh New award Category

This year marks a historic moment for the CMT Music Awards as they introduce the inaugural June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award, honoring individuals who exemplify extraordinary dedication to their community and fellow artists, inspired by the legendary June Carter Cash. And who better to receive this prestigious accolade than the incomparable Trisha Yearwood!

CMT took to social media to express their excitement, declaring Trisha Yearwood as the deserving recipient of the 2024 #CMTAwards June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award. Highlighting Yearwood’s decades-long commitment to various charitable causes, including Habitat for Humanity, Dottie’s Yard, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, and many more, CMT lauded her exceptional contributions to making a positive impact on society.

In response to the announcement, Trisha Yearwood humbly expressed her gratitude on social media, acknowledging the honor of being recognized with the inaugural award. She also shared her plans to perform her new song, “Put it in a Song,” co-written with Erin Enderlni and Kim “Moose” Brown, during the ceremony.

Don’t miss the 2024 CMT Music Awards airing live on Sunday, April 7 at 8pm on CBS. For those unable to tune in via television, the event will also be available for live streaming and on-demand viewing on Paramount+. It’s bound to be a night filled with unforgettable performances and heartfelt moments celebrating the best in country music.

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