Gabby Barrett to Perform at 2022 CMT Music Awards: 'I'm So Honored to Be Performing' (Exclusive)
By Mona Khalifeh
Gabby Barrett is returning to Nashville to hit the CMT Music Awards stage. The "I Hope" singer exclusively confirmed the news to ET on Sunday, where she shared her gratitude for those who have supported her music along the way, ahead of Monday's fan-voted awards show.
"The CMT Music Awards are just such a fun show to be a part of, and I’m so honored to be performing!" Barrett told ET. "This show is all about the fans and I’m so grateful to all of you who have supported me and my music along the way!"
While she wouldn't share which song she'd be performing at Monday night's show, she did reveal that it will be her first time singing the song on live television.
"Well, it’s my first TV performance of this song," she teased. "I’m so excited to share this one with you!"
The CMT Music Awards is known for bringing some of the best world premiere performances and biggest collaborations and this year is no exception. Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams will perform together, while Jimmie Allen, Monica and Little Big Town will also hit the stage. Additionally, Walker Hayes will perform as well as Thomas Rhett with Riley Green.
But that's not all! Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas will team up for a world premiere collaboration, while two-time CMT Music Awards nominee Old Dominion will also take the stage. And CMT’s most decorated artist of all-time, Carrie Underwood, will deliver a very special all-new performance from the Resorts World Theatre, home of her Las Vegas residency.
Morris will take the stage with her love, Ryan Hurd, while Cole Swindell will be joined by Lainey Wilson for a performance of their fiery duet, “Never Say Never.”
Many of the performers are set to go head-to-head against each other in some of the evening’s fan-voted categories. Brown, Combs, Johnson, Lambert, Morris and Swindell and Wilson are all up for the Video of the Year award. Meanwhile, Pearce, Morris and Lambert will see each other in the Female Video of the Year category.
As for the nominations overall, Brown takes the lead with four nominations, followed by Ballerini, Guyton, Bredland and Cody Johnson with three nods. Additional nominees include Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, H.E.R., Paul Klein of LANY, MacKenzie Porter, Elvie Shane, Caitlyn Smith and Brittney Spencer.
In addition to performers and nominees, loads of celebs are set to present, including Barrett, Allen, Rob Corddry, Jordan Davis, Billy F. Gibbons, Gayle King, Taylor Lautner, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Joel McHale, Kacey Musgraves, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, LeAnn Rimes, Dylan Scott and Dennis Quaid.
The 2022 CMT Music Award, hosted by Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, will air live Monday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS, and will also stream live on Paramount+.