I was at the 2024 CMT Awards and this is what really happened

Stepping on to the crimson carpet at the Nation Songs Tv Awards, I resolved to make a assertion proper off the bat – I wore flip flops. Of course, you examine that appropriate. Amidst a sea of heels and polished shoes, I opted for comfort. But fear not, dear visitors, I quickly improved into my heels, ready to deal with the star-studded evening. 

The pink carpet was like a battleground, with new place music stars clamoring for notice from the press. It was a frenzy of exercise, with journalists and influencers pushing and shoving, vying for the greatest spot. 

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Emily Evans at the CMT Awards

Absent was the decorum of respecting designated parts it was just about every human being for by themselves. Amidst the chaos, I managed to snag some special chats with some of region music’s finest. 

I shared a delightful discussion with the sophisticated Jane Seymour about the distinctions concerning state music’s attractiveness in the Usa compared to England, and we laughed about what a British place tune may possibly entail – generally rain and complaints about the weather. 

Then a acquainted deal with walked in direction of me, it was only Twinnie from the British soap Hollyoaks, making roadways in the state world in Nashville having only been out in this article for a year, she was portion of the 2024 CMT Upcoming Girls of Nation. 

Jane Seymour and George Birch at the CMT Awards© Emily Evans
Jane Seymour and George Birch at the CMT Awards

Then there was the charming Riley Eco-friendly, who spilled the beans about his canine Karl thieving the spotlight and his new EP thanks out on Friday, snd the up-and-coming expertise George Birch, who stopped by for a chat, energized to be again in his hometown of Austin for the award ceremony. 

Not to point out the wonderful sisters Tigirlily Gold, whose general performance I had enjoyed at a press event the evening just before. 

Jane Seymour and Lainey Wilson pose for the 2024 CMT Music Awards portraits © John Shearer
Jane Seymour and Lainey Wilson pose for the 2024 CMT Audio Awards portraits

But as the night time progressed, the purple carpet turned into a whirlwind as artists rushed past, scarcely stopping for a chat. I couldn’t assist but detect a certain development between a handful of of the stars. Many of them would pose for the cameras, flashing their brightest smiles, and then instantly exit the carpet without creating it to the press area. 

It appeared as however after their photograph ops were more than, they ended up whisked away to the security of the location, leaving us journalists and eager interviewers longing for a probability to chat with them – stars like Jelly Roll and Keith City have been amongst the handful of who briefly graced us with their existence just before disappearing into the night time I did not even seize a glimpse of Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson or Megan Moroney. 

Jelly Roll speaks during the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center © Taylor Hill
Jelly Roll speaks in the course of the 2024 CMT New music Awards at Moody Middle

At the time I collected my ticket and produced my way inside the venue, I located myself in an region reserved for seat fillers and secured a spot just behind the stars. And oh, what a present it was!

From the energetic performances of Lainey Wilson, Kelsea Ballerini’s dazzling outfit changes to Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson and Sammy Hagar spearheading a Toby Keith tribute in the existence of his spouse and youngsters, there was never ever a boring moment. 

Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Kix Brooks, Lainey Wilson, Riley Green, Lukas Nelson and Roger Clemens toast Toby Keith onstage during the 2024 CMT Music Awards© Kevin Mazur
Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Kix Brooks, Lainey Wilson, Riley Green, Lukas Nelson and Roger Clemens toast Toby Keith onstage all through the 2024 CMT New music Awards

Special point out goes to Jelly Roll and his spouse Bunnie, who had been among the couple stars that saved returning to their seats, while other folks mysteriously disappeared backstage. 

In the conclusion, the Region Music Television Awards proved to be a rollercoaster of emotions, from the chaos of the crimson carpet to the magic of the performances. When it might not have been the star-studded affair I had hoped for, it was absolutely an unforgettable evening in Austin.