CMT Awards To Honor Toby Keith With Unforgettable Tribute

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Legendary country singer Toby Keith passed away in February 2024. The CMT Awards will pay tribute with an unforgettable line-up. Keep reading for all the details. You won’t want to miss this!

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Toby Keith’s final television performance was at the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards. He delivered a powerful rendition of his hit song “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.”

Toby Keith/Credit: NBC YouTube
Toby Keith/Credit: NBC YouTube

Just over a month later, on February 5, 2024, he passed away at the age of 62 after a long battle with stomach cancer. His passing left a void in the country music community. However, Toby Keith’s legacy continues to inspire and influence a new generation of artists.

Lainey Wilson Leads Unforgettable Tribute To Toby Keith

The country music world is coming together to celebrate the life and legacy of Toby Keith. Stars from all genres – from country music to rock legends and even sports – will take the stage at the 2024 CMT Awards to pay tribute to Toby Keith’s incredible career and the mark he left on country music.

Lainey Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, and former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar will play a medley of Toby Keith’s greatest hits. Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas Nelson, and baseball great Roger Clemens will be on hand to remember how the “Red Cup Solo” singer connected with audiences through his authentic and relatable music.

In the days leading up to the CMT Awards, fans can look forward to teaser announcements and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the tribute preparations.

Toby Keith isn’t the only country artist to be honored at the CMT Awards. Trisha Yearwood will take the stage to accept an award for her humanitarian efforts.

How To Watch The 2024 CMT Awards

The 2024 CMT Awards will be live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 7. The show will air live on CBS starting at 8 PM Eastern. It will also stream on Paramount+. CMT will air a red carpet special at 7 PM Eastern on April 7 before the awards show moves over to CBS.

Kelsea Ballerini will host the awards show, which will also mark the return of Jason Aldean after his controversial video was banned from the music channel.

The 2024 CMT Awards will air again on CMT on Thursday, April 10. PEOPLE magazine reports a separate one-hour special will air directly after the encore CMT Awards. CMT Music Awards Celebrate Toby Keith airs at 10 PM Eastern.

As fans tune in to the CMT Awards on April 7, they can expect a night filled with emotion, powerful performances, and a heartfelt tribute to the late Toby Keith.

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