For the last couple of days, country music’s biggest stars have been rehearsing in Texas for tonight’s (4/2) 2023 CMT Music Awards. The show will be chalked full of performances during the three-hour event, which will air live on CBS (8 PM ET).

Below are some shots from Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Wynonna, and more at rehearsals for the big show.

Earlier today (4/2), CMT revealed the top 3 finalists vying for tonight’s highly-coveted “Video of the Year” award, with fan voting now open at both and the CMT Music Awards Facebook page for the first time ever, using an artist-specific hashtag in the comments.

The final three “Video of the Year” nominees are:

Carrie Underwood – “Hate My Heart” (#VoteCarrieCMT)
HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “wait in the truck” (#VoteHARDYLaineyCMT)
Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God” (#VoteKaneKatelynCMT)

RELATED: Kane Brown To Co-Host 2023 CMT Music Awards

On Friday (3/31), CMT announced an all-star tribute to the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It will feature a stacked lineup including Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Cody Johnson, Paul Rodgers, Slash, and Warren Haynes. LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna Judd will fill the role of “The Honkettes.”

The celebration comes 50 years after the launch of the band’s debut album. It follows the recent passing of the final original founding member, guitarist Gary Rossington.

Cody Johnson and Paul Rodgers will lead vocals with Billy Gibbons, Slash, and Warren Haynes on electric guitars for a performance of a pair of timeless Lynyrd Skynyrd hits. Veteran Nashville studio and touring musicians Ethan Pilzer and Rich Redmond complete the lineup on bass and drums.

Dale Krantz Rossington, band member and wife of late guitarist Gary Rossington, is set to attend alongside fellow Lynyrd Skynyrd band members Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke. The group sold over 28 million records in the U.S. since their debut album, Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd , in 1973.

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