The following is a press release:
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. Trevor Noah, Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning THE DAILY SHOW host and comedian, will return as master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night. The show moved from its original date of Jan. 31 amid growing concerns surrounding the Omicron variant.
With The 64th Annual Grammy Awards shifting airdates, the CMT Music Awards, country music’s only entirely fan-voted award show, will move from its originally scheduled date of Sunday, April 3 to a later date in April. Information about the date and location of the awards show will be announced in the coming weeks. This will be the inaugural broadcast of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on the CBS Television Network. The show will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.
“Once we realized the need to move the GRAMMY Awards to a later date due to current health concerns, we came together quickly with our partners at the Recording Academy and CMT, to strategically reschedule these two incredible music events and utilize the full power of the ViacomCBS ecosystem to promote them,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events & Alternative Programming, CBS. “Coming out of an exciting month of college basketball on CBS, we’re thrilled to continue our programming momentum with these two big live events for television in the spring.”
“We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. “From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the GRAMMY Awards and the Academy’s mission. We appreciate the leadership CBS has shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of the CMTs and others who worked toward this solution.”
“What better way to introduce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS to CBS than aligning with the GRAMMYs during the network’s biggest month of music this April,” shared Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin, and Leslie Fram, executive producers, CMT MUSIC AWARDS. “Our fans can expect another unforgettable night of music, and we look forward to announcing our new date and sharing more of what we have in store for this year very soon.”