2024 CMT Music Awards: Toby Keith to be honored with tribute from Brooks & Dunn, Lanny Wilson and more

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2024 CMT Music Awards: Toby Keith to be honored with tribute from Brooks & Dunn, Lanny Wilson and more

toby keith Will be remembered with a star-studded tribute in 2024 cmt music awards,

It was announced Thursday that the late “As Good as I Once Was” star will be honored at Sunday’s awards ceremony with performances from Brooks & Dunn, Lenny Wilson and Sammy Hagar. Making the tribute extra special, Keith’s band will join the performance, which will also include special appearances from Lucas Nelson and Roger Clemens.

Keith has a long history with the CMT Music Awards, receiving 30 nominations and winning seven awards during his music career. She performed at the awards show 13 times and also co-hosted it twice, first with Pamela Anderson and later with Kristen Bell.

Country stars at the age of 62 He died in February after a battle with stomach cancer.

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This was revealed just a day ago towards jason And newcomer Dasha will also take the stage.

Rising singer-songwriter Dasha will make her awards show debut by performing breakout hit “Austin” as a fitting tribute to the show’s host city.

Aldean, who has been nominated 31 times and won four CMT Awards, is preparing to perform “Let Your Boys Be Country”, his ninth appearance on the CMT stage.

Additionally, the star-studded presenter roster includes top names in music, television and entertainment, such as Amber Riley, Billy Bob Thornton, Carly Pearce, Cody Allen, Cody Johnson, Emily Osment, Emma Roberts, Gayle King, James Van Der Beek , Jane Seymour, Jelly Roll, Max Thieriot, Megan Moroney, Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Guyton, Minnie Driver, Montana Jordan, Parmalee and Paul Walter Hauser.

It was announced last week small big city And sugar Land will also take the stage at the Moody Center on April 7, performing together for the first time since their last CMT Music Awards performance 15 years ago. At that time, Jake Owen joined them to perform “Life in a Northern Town”.

Cody Johnson, who is tied for the most nominations of the evening (3), returns to his hometown and gives the premiere performance of his latest album, “That’s Texas.” leather,

megan moroney – Breakthrough Female Video of the Year winner – is also up for three belt buckles during this year’s ceremony. Keeping the good times going, the country singer will take the stage for the premiere performance of her hit “No Caller ID.”

Moroni will also return to the stage old dominance To perform their single, “Can’t Break Up Now”, which is nominated for Collaborative Video of the Year.

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Parker McCallum and Brittany Spencer will take the stage and perform their first performance of “Burn It Down”. This performance would mark Spencer’s first appearance on the main stage.

kelsea ballerini — who will be Serving as host for the fourth consecutive year – is taking the stage to perform, and will join other A-list talent performing their hit songs at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas next month.

jelly Roll Will be present once again for another show-stopping number. is an artist One of the most nominated artists of the yearWhich comes after massive growth in their categories last year.

Meanwhile, Bailey Zimmerman – rising country music star who is also up for Male Video of the Year – will begin his performance singing his hit single, “Where It Ends”.

keith urban The four-time Grammy-winning country singer and nine-time CMT Award winner — will take the stage for a record-setting 20th time and perform his single, “Straight Line,” from his upcoming album.

moreover, Sam Hunt — the former winner of Breakthrough Video of the Year and nine-time CMT Music Awards nominee — will debut a brand new single during the star-studded show.

Finally, country singer lanny wilson – who recently won a Grammy Award and is tied with Jelly Roll for most nominated artist this year – will perform her new single, “Country’s Cool Again.”

After its announcement in February Ballerini was selected to participate in the ceremony Once again, the songstress expressed how thrilled she is to lead the awards ceremony for the second time.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be back with my CMT family for my fourth year hosting this year’s CMT Music Awards in Austin, Texas,” Ballerini said in a statement. “Hosting an awards show that celebrates the music fans love most is an honor and I know it will be another unforgettable night this year.”

And earlier this year, ET spoke to Ballerini, who again expressed her excitement about the annual event.

“I love CMT. I grew up watching them, but even more so this show is really [has] Such a beautiful, light, fun, celebratory energy,” she told ET’s Rachel Smith. “It’s all about the fans, which country music for me is the genre that’s really always been about that and that relationship and its nurturing. Is about. So I think it’s fun, it’s light, it’s celebratory and it’s all about the music and the fans.”

While she’s flying solo this year — after co-hosting with Kane Brown last year — the “Peter Pan” singer teased a few surprises.

She added, “I think I might call on some friends for a little help throughout the show, to make it feel a little more warm and fuzzy.”

The CMT Music Awards will take place Sunday, April 7 at 8PM ET/PT at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The show will air on CBS and will also be available to stream live and on demand through Paramount+.

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