Six of Country music’s budding artists are headed to the 2022 CMT Music Awards next month!
Today (March 29), CMT revealed that Priscilla Block, BRELAND, Jessie James Decker, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith will all be performing their hit singles on the RAM Trucks Side Stage at the fan-voted award show. According to the network, Block will perform “My Bar;” BRELAND will perform “Praise The Lord;” McCollum will perform “To Be Loved By You;” Shane will perform “My Boy;” and Smith will perform “High.” These list of performers join the growing list of star-studded artists that are slated to take the stage at country music’s only fan-voted show, which includes Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban.
Known for spotlighting country’s future superstars, the Ram Trucks Side Stage has featured many notable names who went on to become CMTMA winners and main stage performers, including Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce and Thomas Rhett, among many others.
In addition to their performances, Block, BRELAND, McCollum, Shane and Smith are all set to compete for “Breakthrough Video of the Year,” alongside fellow first-time nominee Tenille Arts, who performed on last year’s Side Stage and is also nominated for “Female Video of the Year.”
Earlier this month, the network revealing its nominees for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, with superstar Kane Brown leading the star-studded nominations with four nods; co-host Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton and first-time nominees BRELAND and Cody Johnson follow close behind with three each. Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, H.E.R., Paul Klein of LANY, MacKenzie Porter, Elvie Shane, Caitlyn Smith and Brittney Spencer also received their first CMT recognition, with 10 total first-time nominees across all categories. Fans can vote for their favorites until April 4th here.
Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie the 2022 CMT Music Awards will air LIVE from Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, April 11th @ 8/7c on CBS and Paramount+.
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