The 2015 CMT Music Awards are ready to rock the whole country from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night. The awards ceremony promises to honor some of the biggest names in country music and give audiences some superstar performances.
The 2015 CMT Music Awards will air live on CMT on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT. Viewers can also tune in at 7 p.m. EDT for a red carpet special hosted by Cody Alan Allison Demarcus and Katie Cook.
If the performance lineup is any indication, plenty of celebrities will be walking the red carpet. “Pitch Perfect 2” actress Brittany Snow and “Dancing with the Stars” co-host Erin Andrews will host the 2015 CMT Music Awards. While they might not be country music stars, they’ll introduce plenty of them. Performers include Reba, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band.
There will even be some artist collaborations onstage. “I’m starting to love the EDM/pop elements that are finding their way into today’s country and have been looking for chance to connect the dots on TV,” CMT’s SVP of music and events John Hamlin told Billboard. “Both Zedd and Lady Antebellum immediately responded to our idea of putting them together for a CMT Music Awards performance. As far as we know it’s the first ever awards show country/EDM jam.”
There isn’t an official live stream for this year's awards ceremony, but those who aren’t near a television can still tune in online. The 2015 CMT Music Awards are being broadcast live on over 120 iHeartMedia country music radio stations, according to Billboard. Audiences can either go online to iHeartRadio or download the app to listen to the whole show.
Viewers should probably stay by their computer or smartphone even if they do watch the show on television. Country music fans can vote for the video of the year at CMT’s website throughout the ceremony. Nominees include Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” Miranda Lambert’s (featuring Underwood) “Something Bad,” Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again,” Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt” and Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane.” The winner will be announced at the end of the 2015 CMT Music Awards.