How to watch CMT Music Awards 2024 online — live stream Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Old Dominion from anywhere

Host Kelsea Ballerini in a promotional image for the 2024 CMT Music Awards
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Jelly Roll dominated the CMT Music Awards last year, and he can go one better in 2024 as he's in the running for the biggest award of the night – video of the year. Ashley McBryde, Cody Johnson, Hardy, "Yellowstone" star Lainey Wilson and host Kelsea Ballerini are also on the longlist, which will be whittled down to three contenders at the start of the ceremony.

The CMT Music Awards air on CBS and Paramount Plus on Sunday, April 7. Americans abroad can watch CMT Music Awards 2024 from anywhere with a VPN.

CMT Music Awards 2024: release date, TV channel

U.S. date and time: Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
• TV channel — Watch on CBS (via Fubo or Paramount Plus (FREE trial))
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The CMT Music Awards is entirely fan-voted, so there's really no arguing with the results. The names of Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Cody Johnson and Megan Moroney are plastered all over the nine-category agenda, with three nominations apiece, and the first four of those are also up for video of the year.

Rapidly rising star Moroney will perform "No Caller ID" and collaborate with Old Dominion for a rendition of "Can’t Break Up Now", Little Big Town and Sugarland will also partner up, while country legend Keith Urban will take center-stage with his record 20th CMT Music Awards performance.

There are 14 first-time nominees in total, and here's what you need to know for where to watch CMT Music Awards 2024 online. Plus, scroll down for a full list of performers and nominees.

How to watch CMT Music Awards 2024 from anywhere

Just because CBS and Paramount Plus aren't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch CMT Music Awards 2024 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Fire up your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

How to watch CMT Music Awards 2024 online in the U.S.

In the U.S., the CMT Music Awards 2024 air at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS on Sunday, April 7. 

CBS is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch CBS on a live TV service, like Fubo, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

You can also watch your local CBS station's live feed with Paramount Plus with Showtime ($11.99/month). New users get a 7-day FREE trial.

The cheaper $5.99/month Essentials plan lets you watch it on-demand the following day.

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The CMT Music Awards Red Carpet show will be live-streamed on the CMT YouTube channel from 6:45 p.m. ET / 3:45 p.m. PT.

Can you watch CMT Music Awards 2024 in Canada, the U.K. or Australia?

The CMT Music Awards aren't televised outside the U.S., but any Americans who are currently abroad can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service. We recommend NordVPN

The Red Carpet show, on the other hand, can be live-streamed from anywhere. Just head to the CMT YouTube channel at 6:45 p.m. ET / 3:45 p.m. PT / 11:45 p.m. BST / 8:45 a.m. AEST to tune in for free.

CMT Music Awards nominees

Nine awards are up for grabs at the CMT Music Awards this year, and here are all of the nominees across the categories:

Who is nominated for Video of the Year?

  • Ashley McBryde — "Light On in the Kitchen"
  • Cody Johnson — "The Painter"
  • Hardy — "Truck Bed"
  • Jelly Roll — "Need a Favor"
  • Kelsea Ballerini — "If You Go Down (I'm Goin' Down Too)"
  • Lainey Wilson — "Watermelon Moonshine"

Who is nominated for 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"

Who is nominated for 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"
  • Morgan Wallen — "Last Night"

Who is nominated for 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"

Who is nominated for Female Breakthrough Video of the Year?

  • Anne Wilson — "Rain in the Rearview"
  • Ashley Cooke — "Your Place"
  • Brittney Spencer — "Bigger Than The Song"
  • Tigirlily Gold — "Shoot Tequila"

Who is nominated for Male Breakthrough Video of the Year?

  • Chayce Beckham — "23"
  • Tyler Childers — "In Your Love"
  • Warren Zeiders — "Pretty Little Poison"
  • Zach Bryan — "Oklahoma Smokeshow"

Who is nominated for 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 and Luke Bryan — "Cowboys And Plowboys"
  • Justin Moore and Priscilla Block — "You, Me, & Whiskey"
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real feat. Lainey Wilson — "More Than Friends"
  • Mickey Guyton feat. Kane Brown — "Nothing Compares To You"
  • Old Dominion feat. Megan Moroney — "Can't Break Up Now"

Who is nominated for CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year?

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

Who is nominated for CMT Performance of the Year?

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

2024 CMT Music Awards FAQ

What are the CMT Music Awards?

Founded by Music City News as the Music City News Awards in 1967, the CMT Music Awards are country music's only entirely fan-voted awards. 

With 25 awards to her name, Carrie Underwood is the most successful artist in CMT Music Awards history.

Who is hosting CMT Music Awards 2024?

This year's show is the fourth in a row to be hosted by singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini, an 18-time CMT Music Awards nominee who shot to fame with her debut single "Love Me Like You Mean It". 

Who is performing at CMT Music Awards 2024?

Confirmed to be performing during the ceremony are: 

  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum and Brittney Spencer
  • Megan Moroney
  • NEEDTOBREATHE and Jordan Davis
  • Old Dominion
  • Bailey Zimmerman
  • Jelly Roll
  • Keith Urban
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Sam Hunt
  • Little Big Town and Sugarland

Where are CMT Music Awards 2024 taking place?

The CMT Music Awards will take place at the Moody Center in Austin, a 16,223-capacity arena on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

This is only the second time the CMT Music Awards are being held at the stadium, and in Texas as a whole. 

Previous venues have included the Municipal Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, and Curb Event Center, all in Nashville.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.