CMT Music Awards 2023 winners list

Jelly Roll dominates at the CMT Music Awards – Find out who else took home the trophies

The CMT (Country Music Television) Music Awards took place on April 2, and fans voted for the winners of the best country music videos. The event was hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, who both performed during the broadcast. Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn Brown made history by becoming the first husband-and-wife duo to win the coveted video of the year award at the end of the night for their song “Thank God.” Jelly Roll won big, taking home three trophies including male breakthrough video of the year.

Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, and Alanis Morissette performed during the ceremony, with Morissette making her CMT debut. Country music icon Shania Twain received the 2023 “CMT Equal Play Award,” and tribute performances were held for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Lainey Wilson was the top nominee with four nominations, including Video of the Year for “Wait in the Truck.” Cody Johnson, Jelly Roll, and Kane Brown followed closely with three nominations each.

Carrie Underwood, the most honored artist at the CMT Awards with 25 wins, did not win any awards this year. In the end, social media decided the winner of the Video of the Year, with the final nominees being Carrie Underwood’s “Hate My Heart,” Lainey Wilson’s “Wait in the Truck,” and Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s “Thank God.” Kane and Katelyn Brown made history by winning the award, and Jelly Roll was also a big winner, taking home three trophies.

Here is the complete list of nominees for various categories, with the winners 

Video of the year

  • Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark & Pillbox Patti – “Bonfire at Tina’s”
  • Blake Shelton – “No Body”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Hate My Heart”
  • Cody Johnson – “Human”
  • Elle King feat. Dierks Bentley – “Worth a Shot”
  • Gabby Barrett – “Pick Me Up”
  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “wait in the truck”
  • Jimmie Allen – “Down Home”
  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God” *WINNER
  • Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “HEARTFIRST”
  • Little Big Town – “Rich Man”
  • Luke Bryan – “Country On”
  • Luke Combs – “The Kind of Love We Make”
  • Morgan Wallen – “You Proof”
  • Walker Hayes – “AA”

Female video of the year

  • Carly Pearce – “What He Didn’t Do”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Ghost Story”
  • Gabby Barrett – “Pick Me Up”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “HEARTFIRST”
  • Lainey Wilson – “Heart Like a Truck” *WINNER
  • Maren Morris – “Humble Quest”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Actin’ Up”

Male video of the year

  • Bailey Zimmerman – “Rock and a Hard Place”
  • Cody Johnson – “Human”
  • Cole Swindell – “She Had Me at Heads Carolina”
  • Jelly Roll – “Son of a Sinner” *WINNER
  • Kane Brown – “Like I Love Country Music”
  • Luke Combs – “The Kind of Love We Make”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Wasted on You”

Group/duo video of the year

  • Dan + Shay – “You (Performance Video)”
  • Lady A – “Summer State of Mind”
  • Little Big Town – “Hell Yeah”
  • Parmalee – “Take My Name”
  • The War and Treaty – “That’s How Love Is Made”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Out in the Middle” *WINNER

Female breakthrough video of the year:

  • Avery Anna – “Narcissist”
  • Kylie Morgan – “If He Wanted to He Would”
  • MacKenzie Porter – “Pickup”
  • Megan Moroney – “Tennessee Orange” *WINNER
  • Morgan Wade – “Wilder Days”
  • Tiera Kennedy – “Found It in You”

Male breakthrough video of the year:

  • Bailey Zimmerman – “Fall in Love”
  • Corey Kent – “Wild as Her”
  • Drake Milligan – “Sounds Like Something I’d Do”
  • Jackson Dean – “Don’t Come Lookin’”
  • Jelly Roll – “Son of a Sinner” *WINNER
  • Nate Smith – “Whiskey on You”

Collaborative video of the year:

  • Elle King feat. Dierks Bentley – “Worth a Shot”
  • HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “Wait in the truck” *WINNER
  • Ingrid Andress with Sam Hunt – “Wishful Drinking”
  • Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God”
  • Midland feat. Jon Pardi – “Longneck Way to Go”
  • Russell Dickerson feat. Jake Scott – “She Likes It”
  • Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry – “Where We Started”

CMT performance of the year

  • Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton – “Colors” (from 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS)
  • Chris Stapleton – “Whenever You Come Around” (from “CMT Giants: Vince Gill”)
  • Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t” (from 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS) *WINNER
  • Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never” (from 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS)
  • Darius Rucker – “Let Her Cry” (from “CMT Storytellers”)
  • Emmy Russell & Lukas Nelson – “Lay Me Down” (from “Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Loretta Lynn”)
  • LeAnn Rimes with Ashley McBryde & Carly Pearce – “One Way Ticket” (from “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends”)
  • Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts” (from 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS)
  • The Judds – “Love Can Build a Bridge” (from 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS)
  • Wynonna Judd & Brandi Carlile – “The Rose” (from “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration”)

CMT digital-first performance of the year

  • Charley Crockett – “Time of the Cottonwood Trees” (from “CMT Campfire Sessions”)
  • Chris Young – “Gettin’ You Home” (from “CMT Stages”)
  • Ingrid Andress – “Wishful Drinking” (from “CMT Studio Sessions”)
  • Jelly Roll – “Son of a Sinner” (from “CMT All Access”) *WINNER
  • Megan Moroney – “Tennessee Orange” (from “CMT Viral to Verified”)
  • Scotty McCreery – “Damn Strait” (from “CMT Campfire Sessions”)

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