CMT Music Awards live stream 2022: how to watch online from anywhere

Kelsea Ballerini hosting the CMT Music Awards
(Image credit: John Shearer/2021 CMT Awards/Getty Images for CMT)

The CMT Music Awards is the only country music awards show where the fans call the shots, and the 56th edition is going all out - even reuniting legendary 80s mother-daughter duo, The Judds! It's the hottest ticket in Music City, but don't worry you haven't secured a seat, as the show is airing on primetime for the first time ever. Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch a 2022 CMT Music Awards live stream online wherever you are.

CMT Music Awards live stream 2022

Date: Monday, April 11

Time: 8pm ET/PT

Venue: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee

Live stream: watch CBS with a FREE FuboTV trial or Paramount Plus 7-day FREE trial (US)

Watch anywhere: try the world's best VPN 100% risk-free

Kelsea Ballerini is on hosting duties for the second year in a row, and it's looking like another busy night for the "Half of My Hometown" singer, who's once again up for three awards. With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie as her sidekick, we're in capable hands.

The Judds are back on stage together more than 30 years after their initial disbanding. They never played the CMT Awards in their heyday, but will be putting that right with a rendition of Love Can Build a Bridge, a month ahead of their induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Also performing are Kane Brown, who's been nominated for a show-leading four awards, and 23-time winner Carrie Underwood, who could win Video of the Year for the fourth time running.

Read on as we explain how to watch a 2022 CMT Music Awards live stream from anywhere. We've also listed the CMT Awards nominees and performers further down the page.

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How to watch CMT Music Awards in the US

8pm ET/PTMonday, April 11

The 2022 CMT Music Awards are airing on CBS at 8pm ET/PT on Monday, April 11.

If you have the channel on cable, you can tune in on linear TV or watch on-demand on the CBS website. You'll need to sign in with your cable provider details.

Watch the CMT Music Awards 2022 without cable in the US

Paramount Plus

Cord cutters can stream the CMT Music Awards on Paramount Plus.

To live stream the CMT Awards on Paramount Plus, you'll need a subscription to the ad-free Premium package, which costs $9.99 per month and includes your local live CBS station.

There's also a $4.99 per month Essential package that doesn't include your local live CBS station, and therefore won't let you live stream the CMT Awards. Instead, you can watch the event on-demand from Tuesday.

Whichever tier you subscribe to, there's a FREE 7-day Paramount Plus trial to take advantage of.

The platform is bursting with top shows like the Halo TV series1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story, all things Star Trek, and live sports action from CBS.

Another alternative is an over-the-top streaming service, and our recommendation would be FuboTV, which is a complete cable replacement carrying more than 100 channels and starting from $69.99 a month and features a FREE 7-day FuboTV trial.

How to watch a 2022 CMT Music Awards live stream from outside your country

Unfortunately, if you try to watch the CBS or Paramount coverage of the 2022 CMT Music Awards from somewhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem - geo-blocking. That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for streamers all over the world, but there's an easy solution. 

Downloading a VPN service will allow you to stream the CMT Music Awards online from anywhere. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

Use a VPN to watch CMT Music Awards 2022 online from anywhere

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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

Can I watch the 2022 CMT Music Awards in Canada, the UK, Australia and anywhere else?

Unfortunately it looks like the 56th CMT Music Awards are only being televised in the US, with countries like Canada, the UK and Australia missing out on the 2022 awards entirely.

If you're a US citizen abroad, your best option for watching your country's coverage is use one of the best VPN service providers as described above.

Do bear in mind that some paid streaming services require a credit card based in the same country as the service.

2022 CMT Music Awards performances

  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Cody Johnson
  • Kane Brown
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lainey Wilson & Cole Swindell
  • Little Big Town
  • Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd
  • Mickey Guyton & Black Pumas
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Old Dominion
  • The Judds

2022 CMT Music Awards nominations

Video of the Year

  • Cody Johnson – "'Til You Can't"
  • Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson – "Never Say Never"
  • Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – "If I Didn't Love You"
  • Kane Brown – "One Mississippi"
  • Kelsea Ballerini & Kenny Chesney – "Half of My Hometown"
  • Luke Combs – "Forever After All"

Female Video of the Year

  • Brandi Carlile – "Right on Time"
  • Gabby Barrett – "Footprints on the Moon"
  • Kacey Musgraves – "Justified"
  • Maren Morris – "Circles Around This Town"
  • Mickey Guyton – "Remember Her Name"
  • Miranda Lambert – "If I Was a Cowboy"
  • Tenille Arts – "Back Then, Right Now"

Aatif Sulleyman

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