2023 CMT Awards: See the Biggest Moments and Get a List of All the Winners

The 2023 CMT Music Awards took place on Sunday, April 4th.  Video of the Year went to Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn Brown for their performance of “Thank God.”  Kane also served as co-host alongside Kelsea Ballerini.

Jelly Roll was the night’s big winner as he seemed to be, not only a fan favorite but well respected among his peers. He took home Best Male Video, Digital-First Performance, and Breakthrough Male Video for “Son of a Sinner.” Joined by a choir of 16 people, his performance of “Need A Favor (I Only Talk To God)” had most of the audience standing.

Lainey Wilson, who started the evening with four nominations, won Female Video for “Heart Like A Truck” and shared Best Collaboration with HARDY for “Wait in The Truck”. Megan Moroney won Female Breakthrough Video for “Tennessee Orange.”

Along with performances by some of country music’s biggest stars, the night consisted of artists from several genres of music, including a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, a performance my Alanis Morissette, and a presentation by Megan Thee Stallion to Shania Twain for her Equal Play Award.

After being held in Music City for decades, this year’s show had a new home in Austin, Texas.


Video Of The Year

  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God”

Female Video Of The Year

  • Lainey Wilson – “Heart Like A Truck”

Male Video Of The Year

  • Jelly Roll – “Son Of A Sinner”

Group/Duo Video Of The Year

  • Zac Brown Band – “Out In The Middle”

Breakthrough Female Video Of The Year

  • Megan Moroney – “Tennessee Orange”

Breakthrough Male Video Of The Year

  • Jelly Roll – “Son Of A Sinner”

Collaborative Video Of The Year

  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “Wait In The Truck”

CMT Performance Of The Year

  • Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)

CMT Digital-First Performance Of The Year

  • Jelly Roll – “Son of A Sinner” (from CMT All Access)

Check out some of the show’s highlights below.