CMT Music Awards tonight: watch live stream online, TV channel, time

The CMT Country Music Awards take place tonight, representing one of the biggest annual music awards shows in the country music market. Actress Kristen Bell is hosting the event, and big country music names like Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will be part of the festivities. But some decidedly non-country artists including John Legend and Jason Derulo will also be on hand tonight as part of the live broadcast. Music fans should be able to guess which TV channel the awards are on, but for those who don’t have access to television tonight, the event will also be available online as a free live stream.

CMT, Country Music Television, is part of a network of music oriented TV channels owned by MTV. While the country music industry the annual CMA awards as its biggest crown, the CMT network has its own annual industry awards as well. Although Kristen Bell is primarily known as an actress from the Veronica Mars TV series and movie, she also has a lesser known career as a singer, so her hosting duties tonight make some sense in that regard.

Tonight’s CMT Music Awards are scheduled for a start time tonight of 8pm eastern time airing on TV channel CMT (that’s channel number 327 on DirecTV), and will also be available as a free live stream online at and other similar live-stream sites.`