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2024 CMT Music Awards celebrated country music Sunday night. Here's what to know for the show.

For a complete list of winners and nominees at the 2024 CMT Music Awards, click here.

The CMT Music Awards brought country music's biggest stars to Austin, Texas, to celebrate the genre Sunday night.

The CMT Awards, or Country Music Television Awards, celebrate the best in country music videos and television performances. Fans vote on the winners of each award. 

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the CMT Music Awards and red carpet arrivals, who's performing, and more. 

When does the CMT Music Awards red carpet start?

The CMT Music Awards red carpet started at 7 p.m. ET, one hour before the awards show kicked off. Celebrities, performers and more arrived at Austin's Moody Center ahead of the ceremony.

The red carpet coverage on CMT was hosted by Cody Alan, Carissa Culiner and Marley Sherwood. 

A preview of the main stage at the 2024 CMT Music Awards
A preview of the main stage at the 2024 CMT Music Awards at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The show airs live on Sunday, April 7, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+ with Showtime. CMT/Paramount

How to watch the CMT Music Awards red carpet coverage

The red carpet was shown live on CMT and streamed on CMT's YouTube channel

The CMT Music Awards red carpet could also be watched on other live TV providers, such as Hulu+LiveTV and YouTube TV. 

"Entertainment Tonight" also covered the 2024 CMT Music Awards with a streaming special featuring red carpet interviews and backstage interviews.

When does the CMT Music Awards show start? 

The CMT Music Awards show began at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT.

How can you watch the CMT Music Awards show?

The CMT Music Awards were broadcast live on CBS television stations and streamed live on Paramount+ with Showtime

The CMT Music Awards were also available on other live TV providers, such as Hulu+LiveTV and YouTube TV. 

Who is hosting the CMT Music Awards?

The main show was hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, who was also nominated in three categories this year. While it's the singer-songwriter's fourth year in a row as host, this was the first time she handled hosting duties solo. In previous years, she was joined by country artist Kane Brown and actor Anthony Mackie. 

"This year, I just want to have fun," she said in an interview on "CBS Mornings." "I think hosting solo for the fourth year, I know kind of the ropes. I'm excited to just be present and enjoy the celebration of country music."

Kelsea Ballerini talks hosting CMT Awards, why she loves writing sad songs 06:01

Ballerini is also preparing for a new album and said she was approaching it from a place of love and happiness — even if her songs may not always sound that way.

"I love writing sad songs. Even when I'm happy, I can always write a sad song," she told "CBS Mornings."

Who has been nominated for CMT Music Awards in 2024?

Host Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, Cody Johnson and Jelly Roll were all tied for the most nominations at the 2024 CMT Music Awards, with three nods each. Jelly Roll swept all three categories he was nominated in.

First-time nominees included stars like Amber Riley, Hozier and Zach Bryan. 

The full list of nominees can be found here

Who's performing at the 2024 CMT Music Awards?

Performers at the 2024 CMT Music Awards included host Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and more. 

Country bands Little Big Town and Sugarland took the stage together. Sugarland celebrated the 20th anniversary of the hit song "Baby Girl" with the duo's first performance at the CMTs since 2011 and their first public performance together since reuniting for an album and tour in 2018. Little Big Town celebrated a quarter-century as a music group.

Trisha Yearwood, who received the June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award, debuted her new song, "Put It In a Song." It is the first release from her upcoming album. 

There was also an all-star tribute to Toby Keith, featuring Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson, Lukas Nelson, Roger Clemens and Sammy Hagar.

The full list of performers can be found here

Where are the 2024 CMT Music Awards being held?

The 2024 CMT Music Awards were held in Austin, Texas. 

For 20 years, the awards show was held in Nashville, Tennessee; the ceremony was held in Austin for the first time in 2023. 

Will Beyoncé be at the 2024 CMT Music Awards?

Beyoncé did not attend the 2024 CMT Music awards, despite recently releasing "Cowboy Carter," her new album that pays tribute to country music's Black roots.

CMT and ET are owned by Paramount Global, which is also the parent company of CBS and CBS News.

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