CMT Music Awards Postponed Due to Grammy Awards Change

The awards season shuffle continued on Tuesday with organizers of the 64th annual Grammy Awards announcing that the show plans to move to Las Vegas in April.

CBS airs the show live April 3 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, traveling about 270 miles from its former home, Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center) in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy previously planned to host the 2022 Grammys at Crypto.com Arena in late January, but postponed the in-person show due to rising cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19.

The Grammy Awards begin April 3 at 7 p.m. CST on CBS and online via Paramount+. “Daily Show” comedian and host Trevor Noah returns to host.

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CBS previously planned to host the annual CMT Music Awards, a fan-voted country music ceremony based in Nashville, April 3. This program is moving to a date to be announced later in the month.

Miranda Lambert receives the award for best country album for "Wildcard character" at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The programming change comes in a major year for the CMT Music Awards, which is moving to a prime-time network slot on CBS and Paramount+ after years of being hosted on cable TV. The move comes after CBS parted ways with the annual ACM Awards, which last year announced a exclusive streaming deal with Amazon Prime Video.

A location and time for the CMT Music Awards will be announced at a later date.