Kelsea Ballerini Returns As Host Of 2023 CMT Music Awards In Austin, TX

Kelsea Ballerini will host the 2023 CMT Music Awards, which is set to air live from the Moody Center in Austin, TX for the first time on Sunday, April 2nd on CBS. Kelsea revealed the news last night (Wednesday, November 2nd) during a surprise on-stage moment with Carrie Underwood as part of Carrie’s sold-out Denim & Rhinestones Tour stop at the Moody Center. Carrie holds the title as the winningest artist in CMT history, with a total of 25 trophies, and is the first performer revealed for the 2023 show.

Kelsea teased the announcement on social media yesterday with a video of her boarding a private plane.

This marks her third year to host the fan-voted CMT Awards.

The 2023 CMT Awards will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.