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CMT Music Awards winners

Apr 7, 2024, 5:00 PM | Updated: 10:08 pm

The list of nominees will be updated as winners are announced.

The 23rd Country Music Television Awards marked the first of four shows completely dedicated to country music in 2024. The awards ceremony took place on Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. MT in Austin, Texas, at the Moody Center. Matching his success from last year’s awards, Jelly Roll was the winningest artist, taking home three awards.

The CMT Awards honor country music videos and television performances specifically. For the fourth year in a row, the show was hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, although this was her first year hosting solo. Along with the American Country Awards, the winners of the CMT Awards are determined by voters.

Apart from the awards themselves, the event featured a tribute to the late Toby Keith, who died earlier this year on February 5 due to stomach cancer. The tribute included Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson and Sammy Hagar, all backed by Keith’s longtime band members. The awards also provided the stage for the reunion of Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, who have not performed together since 2011.

An award slightly different from the nine others — the June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award — was presented to Trisha Yearwood during the ceremony. The honor, this being its inaugural year, is given to an artist, duo/group or industry veteran who selflessly serves.

Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Megan Moroney and Cody Johnson were nominated for three awards each. After the Video of the Year nominees were narrowed down to three on Sunday, Ballerini, Jelly Roll and Cody Johnson were all in a position to take home as many as three awards.

The event aired on CBS and is available on demand with Paramount+ and Showtime.

Video of the year

  • Cody Johnson – “The Painter”
  • Jelly Roll – “Need a Favor”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)”

Female video of the year

  • Ashley McBryde – “Light On in the Kitchen”
  • Gabby Barrett – “Glory Days”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Deeper Well”
  • Kelsea Ballerini –  “Penthouse”
  • Lainey Wilson – “Watermelon Moonshine”
  • Megan Moroney – “I’m Not Pretty”
  • Reba McEntire – “Seven Minutes in Heaven”

Male video of the year

  • Bailey Zimmerman – “Religiously”
  • Cody Johnson – “The Painter”
  • HARDY – “Truck Bed”
  • Jelly Roll – “Need a Favor”
  • Jordan Davis – “Next Thing You Know”
  • Luke Combs – “Fast Car (Official Live Video)”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Last Night (One Record at a Time Sessions)”

Duo/group video of the year

  • Brothers Osborne – “Nobody’s Nobody”
  • Dan + Shay – “Save Me the Trouble”
  • Old Dominion – “Memory Lane”
  • Parmalee – “Girl in Mine”
  • The War and Treaty – “Have You a Heart”
  • Tigirlily Gold – “Shoot Tequila”

Collaborative video of the year

  • Carly Pearce feat. Chris Stapleton – “We Don’t Fight Anymore”
  • Ella Langley feat. Koe Wetzel – “That’s Why We Fight”
  • Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan – “Cowboys and Plowboys”
  • Justin Moore & Priscilla Block – “You, Me and Whiskey”
  • Lukas Nelson + Promise of The Real feat. Lainey Wilson – “More Than Friends”
  • Mickey Guyton feat. Kane Brown – “Nothing Compares to You”
  • Old Dominion & Megan Moroney – “Can’t Break Up Now”

Breakthrough female video of the year

  • Anne Wilson – “Rain in the Rearview”
  • Ashley Cooke – “Your Place”
  • Brittney Spencer – “Bigger Than the Song”
  • Tigirlily Gold – “Shoot Tequila”

Breakthrough male video of the year

  • Chayce Beckham – “23”
  • Tyler Childers – “In Your Love”
  • Warren Zeiders – “Pretty Little Poison”
  • Zach Bryan – “Oklahoma Smokeshow”

CMT performance of the year

  • Amber Riley – “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” (from CMT Smashing Glass)
  • Bret Michaels & Chris Janson – “Nothing but a Good Time” (from CMT Crossroads)
  • Carrie Underwood – “Hate My Heart” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • Cody Johnson – “Human” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On a Plane” (from CMT Storytellers)
  • Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking ‘Bout You” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
  • Hozier & Maren Morris – “Take Me to Church” (from CMT Crossroads)
  • Jelly Roll – “Need a Favor” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • The War and Treaty – “On My Own” (from CMT Smashing Glass)

CMT digital-first performance of the year

  • Chase Rice – “Goodnight Nancy” (from CMT Studio Sessions)
  • Dylan Scott – “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Keith Whitley Cover)” (from CMT Digital Campfire Sessions)
  • Megan Moroney – “I’m Not Pretty” (from CMT Digital Campfire Sessions)
  • Nate Smith – “Whiskey On You” (from CMT Studio Sessions)
  • Stephen Wilson Jr. – “Year to Be Young 1994” (from CMT Studio Sessions)
  • Scotty McCreery – “It Matters to Her” (from CMT Stages)
  • The Castellows – “I Know it Will Never End” (from CMT Studio Sessions)

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