The CMT Music Awards were held on April 2nd, 2023, in Austin, Texas, and were hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, both nominees and performers.
Kane and his spouse Katelyn Brown made history by being the first husband-and-wife duo to win the coveted video of the year award at the end of the night for their 2022 song “Thank God.”
Rapper and country singer Jelly Roll won three trophies, including male breakthrough video of the year.
The ceremony featured performances by Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, and Alanis Morissette, who made her CMT debut with a performance that celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the “CMT Next Women of Country.”
Country music icon Shania Twain received the 2023 “CMT Equal Play Award,”
and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lynyrd Skynyrd were honored with tribute performances by various artists.
Carrie Underwood remains the CMT Awards all-time winner with 25 wins total but did not take home any trophies on Sunday.