Kenny Chesney Set to Shut 2022 CMT Music Awards


Kenny Chesney is ready to shut out the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday (April 11) by taking the stage to ship a basic track from his decades-long profession. The nation celebrity will debut two new band members in a televised efficiency that may function a tease for his upcoming return to the street, and he is fired up.

A press launch Friday morning (April 8) explains that Chesney and his band are within the closing rehearsals for his upcoming Right here and Now 2022 Tour — which launches in Tampa on April 23 — and he is been so enthusiastic about integrating new drummer Nick Buda and guitarist Danny Rader into his band that he truly reached out to CMT to ask if he may very well be a part of the annual awards present.

“You simply know when one thing’s white scorching,” Chesney says of his rehearsals. “I can’t anticipate folks to see the place this band is, and I noticed: even after we get to Raymond James Stadium on April 23, most individuals received’t get to see it till we hit their city!”

“I do know there are some very passionate people who find themselves coming into Tampa to be a part of flying the No Footwear Nation Flag for the primary time since 2019, and I can’t wait to listen to them roar,” Chesney continues. “However once I realized the CMT Music Awards have been taking place subsequent week, I requested if they might discover house for us to debut this band, to play a type of songs that outlined what we do dwell all these years in the past — they usually stated, ‘C’mon.’”

Chesney joins a large all-star slate of awards present performers introduced late final month: Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Large City, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson and Keith City have been all among the many first spherical of performers.

Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton and Outdated Dominion have been additionally added to the lineup on April 4. Guyton might be joined by psychedelic soul group the Black Pumas for her time on stage.

The 2022 CMT Music Awards can even function the first televised efficiency in additional than 20 years from the Judds. Priscilla Block, Breland, Jessie James Decker, Parker McCollum, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith will all carry out from the Ram Vans Facet Stage.

Ballerini can be set to co-host the fan-voted awards present alongside Anthony Mackie when the 2022 CMT Music Awards air dwell from Nashville on Monday, April 11, starting at 8PM ET. 2022 marks the primary time the CMT Music Awards will air on the CBS Tv Community, and the printed can even be accessible to stream dwell and on-demand on Paramount+.

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