It’s time once again to honor some of country music’s biggest stars CMT Music Awards 2020 Live Stream Stars will take to the stage Wednesday for the 2020 CMT Music Awards, which will, as many awards shows have, look a little different this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Performances will take place outside, per the Tennessean, and will reportedly be quite the spectacle.
How to watch
The CMT Music Awards will be broadcast on several channels on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. CT.
The show will air on CMT, of course, as well as MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.
CMT.com will also stream the show, as will a number of websites belonging to sister networks.
Who is hosting?
Country stars Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde will co-host the virtual show alongside actress Sarah Hyland, fresh off her “Modern Family” run.
McBryde is a big deal as far as the CMT Awards are concerned, as she’s the reigning new artist of the year winner.
Who is performing?
A bevy of superstars is set to take the stage and offer entertainment throughout the evening.
Maren Morris, Luke Bryan, and Shania Twain are among the evening’s most recognized country stars while pop stars like Halsey and Noah Cyrus will also perform.
Luke Combs, Brooks & Dunn, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Jimmie Allen, and Kelsea Ballerini will all appear on stage too, as will co-hosts Brown and McBryde.
Who is presenting?
The show’s lineup of presenters is just as wide-reaching as its list of performers. Pop stars Taylor Swift, Diplo, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Demi Lovato will offer up awards, as will Broadway star Idina Menzel, actress Jessica Chastain and rocker Rob Thomas.
How are the winners chosen?
The winners of the awards are decided by fan votes online, making the CMT Music Awards the only country music awards show decided entirely by fan-voting. While voting for most categories has now closed, the video of the year award can still be voted on through the show.
What channel is the 2020 CMT Music Awards on tonight?
Of course, the 2020 CMT Music Awards will air on CMT, but there are also several other channels airing the show live at the same time that night. You can also watch on MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop, and TV Land. If you don’t have cable, now’s the perfect time to try out a free trial to a service like Philo or Sling TV.
Who is performing at the 2020 CMT Music Awards?
This country music awards show has a long list of performers, so you’ll have to watch live to ensure you don’t miss a moment! Among the live performers include Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen + Noah Cyrus, Kelsea Ballerini + Halsey, Luke Combs + Brooks & Dunn, Morgan Wallen, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Maren Morris, plus Ram Trucks Side Stage performers Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Riley Green, and Travis Denning.
How to watch the 2020 CMT Music Awards in the U.S.
There are a few different ways to watch the event as it airs live, though the best option is Philo. You’re able to watch CMT live whenever you want with your membership, including during the 2020 CMT Music Awards. Plus, you can watch on your phone, computer, or streaming device! The streaming service offers a free 7-day trial for new members if you’ve never signed up before.
How to watch CMT Music Awards live from anywhere
If you’re currently in the U.S., you shouldn’t have much trouble accessing Philo to watch the awards show, and the trial offered makes it free to watch even if you’re not currently a member. However, for those living anywhere else, watching the 2020 CMT Music Awards will be a bit more difficult. Luckily, a VPN can help you access Philo no matter where you are so you can watch the event as it airs.
Fans will be treated to special collaboration performances by Ballerini, 27, and Halsey, 26, as well as Combs, 30, and Brooks & Dunn. Shania Twain will also make a historic return to the CMT stage for her first performance since 2011.
Kane, Hyland, 29, and McBryde teased the awards show’s surprises following the announcements that they will be hosting.
“I’m so excited to be co-hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards this year,” the Modern Family alum said in a statement on October 8. “Fans are the backbone of music and art; without them, we would never be able to do what we love. I can’t wait to see what happens at this year’s show and who the fans vote for. Congratulations to all the nominees!”
Kane added, “I‘m excited to join this year as a first-time host and can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing performances that are lined up this year.”
McBryde admitted in her statement that she’s “beyond excited” but a “little nervous” to host an awards show for the first time. The “Hang in There Girl” singer was announced as a third host on Friday, October 16.
Luckily, it’s not all about me — it’s about celebrating badass music videos and the brilliant men and women that help us create them,” she said. “I’ve loved watching and being part of this event in the past and I think the fans are really going to enjoy what we have planned for them. It’s going to be a blast!”
The 2020 CMT Music Awards will air on Wednesday, October 21, at 8 p.m. ET.
Who is nominated?
McBryde is one of the evening’s leading nominees alongside Combs, Dan + Shay, Ballerini, Sam Hunt, and Thomas Rhett, all with three nods each.
Ballerini and Combs are also nominated for video of the year — one of the show’s biggest awards — alongside heavyweights like Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and Tanya Tucker.
Scroll through below for a list of all the nominees, and check back during the show as the winner’s list is updated live.