The 2023 CMT Music Awards aired live from Austin, Texas, last night (4/2). It was the first time the show was not held in Nashville. The show saw many big moments. From first-time wins for multiple winners, Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson, to the many big performances, co-hosts Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini made their third time hosting the show a true charm.

As we look to the next country music award show in May from the Academy of Country Music, we look back at the big moments and photos from country music in the heart of Texas at the CMT Music Awards, both on stage and backstage.

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