The show will consist of outdoor performances in and around Nashville.
The CMT Music Awards, which bills itself as country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards show, has pushed the date of this year’s show back one week, from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21. That way, it won’t be competing with the Billboard Music Awards, which are set for Oct. 14. (On the new date, it will be competing with the Billboard Latin Music Awards, but there is no overlap between the two shows.)
The CMT Music Awards were originally slated to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which has been their home for every year but one since 2009. But a press release released Thursday (Sept. 10) said the show will consist of “epic outdoor performances in and around Music City.”
The show will air on CMT, with a six-network simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land (all ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands). The show will air at 8 p.m. ET.