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Louisiana’s Lainey Wilson Wins 2 CMT Music Awards Sunday Night; see performance here

Louisiana’s Lainey Wilson was the prom queen at Sunday night’s 2023 CMT Music Awards. She brought home two awards and gave several performances for audiences in Austin, Texas.

At her first CMTs, the 30-year-old singer-songwriter won Female Video of the Year for “Heart Like a Truck” from her 2022 album Bell Bottom Country and shared honors for Collaborative Video of the Year. with Mississippi-born artist HARDY for “Wait in the Truck.”

Emerging artist Chapel Hart, who grew up in Mississippi but now makes her home in New Orleans, performed at pre-award events over the weekend. The trio performed on the Ram Trucks Side Stage on Saturday.

Lainey Wilson, left, and HARDY accept the Collaborative Video of the Year award for “Wait in the Truck” at the CMT Music Awards on Sunday.


Missed the show last night? CMT will air “CMT Music Awards Extended Cut” Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with an additional 30 minutes of new performances and additional bonus content.

This is country music’s all-fan voted awards show.

Other winners were:

Louisiana artist Lainey Wilson arrives at the CMT Music Awards at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas on Sunday.


  • “Video of the Year”: Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown, “Thank God”
  • “Male Video of the Year”: Jelly Roll, “Son Of A Sinner”
  • “Group/Duo Video of the Year”: Zac Brown Band, “Out In The Middle”
  • Breakthrough Female Video of the Year: Megan Moroney, Tennessee Orange
  • “Breakthrough Male Video of the Year”: Jelly Roll, “Son Of A Sinner”
  • “CMT Performance of the Year”: Cody Johnson, “Til You Can’t” (from 2022 CMT Music Awards)
  • “CMT Digital First Performance of the Year”: Jelly Roll, “Son of A Sinner” (by CMT All Access)

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