2023 CMT Music Awards performers include Blake Shelton, Lainey Wilson, Keith Urban and more

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Leading 2023 CMT Music Awards nominee Lainey Wilson and event co-host Kelsea Ballerini are among many joining previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, plus co-host Kane Brown and wife Katelyn Brown live from Austin, Texas' Moody Center on April 2.

"Yellowstone" star Wilson aims to follow her memorable rain-soaked performance of "Never Say Never" with Cole Swindell with a showcase of her well-regarded single "Heart Like a Truck" live from the Austin stage.

Alongside co-host Ballerini, Cody Johnson, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will also be featured performers.

A pair of 2018 CMT Music Awards victors — "Breakthrough Video of the Year" winner Pearce and "Video of the Year" recipient Shelton — will perform. The latter returns to the CMT stage for the first time in five years to perform the new single "No Body."

Blake Shelton accepts the Video of the Year award at the 2018 CMT Awards Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Blake Shelton accepts the Video of the Year award at the 2018 CMT Awards Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

A duo of memorable 2022 performers — Johnson and Urban — will also appear.

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Johnson's 2022 CMT Music Awards debut included a stirring performance of his single “‘Til You Can’t,” which, one year later, is nominated for “CMT Performance of the Year.” For 2023, he'll play his hit single “Human” and contend for “Video of the Year” among his three nominations.

Keith Urban performs during the CMT Music Awards at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 11, 2022.
Keith Urban performs during the CMT Music Awards at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 11, 2022.

Urban — the second-most nominated CMT Music Awards artist in history — looks to top his 2022 show-opening performance of “Wild Hearts” with what is being touted via news release as a "high-energy, can’t miss performance."

The event will also see 25-time CMT Music Awards winner Underwood appear, plus co-host Brown taking the stage with his wife, Berklee College of Music-educated vocalist Katelyn, to perform the recent chart-topping duet "Thank God." The tandem are the second married couple in country music history to earn a No. 1 on both Billboard and Aircheck charts.

Kane and Katelyn Jae Brown arrive for the CMT Music Awards at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 11, 2022.
Kane and Katelyn Jae Brown arrive for the CMT Music Awards at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 11, 2022.

The fan-voted award program will broadcast on CBS and be available to stream live and on-demand via Paramount+ from 8-11 p.m. central time. For more information and news on the awards, visit cmt.com/cmt-music-awards.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: 2023 CMT Music Awards performers announced: Blake Shelton, Lainey Wilson