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Kane Brown Joins Kelsea Ballerini to Host the 2023 CMT Music Awards

The big event will air LIVE from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas for the first-time ever on Sunday, April 2nd @ 8/7c on CBS.

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Kane Brown is headed to ATX!

The chart-topping Country music star has been tapped to co-host the 2023 CMT Music Awards with previously announced Kelsea Ballerini at the brand-new Moody Center on April 2. The annual country fan-voted award show marks Austin’s first major televised awards in its city’s history.

In addition to hosting, CMT revealed that Brown will team up with this wife Katelyn Brown for the broadcast world premiere of their multi-week No. 1 hit single “Thank God.” The history-making duet has over 210 million streams and cements the Browns as only the second married couple in country music history to earn a #1 on both Billboard and Aircheck charts.


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Aside from returning as a host and performer at the CMT Awards, Kane will be making his acting debut this April on the hit new drama Fire Country the following Friday (April 7). According to the network, the “Grand” singer will play Robin, an enigmatic, modern-day train hopper who helps injured patient on the scene of a crash.

“A Robin Hood of sorts, he’s an outlaw on the run with a heart of gold,” CMT shares in a press release.

Nominees and additional performers will be released at a later date, but don’t forget to mark your calendars to watch the 2023 CMT Music Awards LIVE on Sunday, April 2nd @ 8/7c on CBS.

For coverage from the 2022 CMT Music Awards, click here

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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