AUSTIN (KXAN) — Country music’s A-listers and superstars were in Austin as the 2023 CMT Music Awards kicked off from Moody Center Sunday night.

CMT brought the award show to Austin for the first time.

Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini co-hosted the show and also performed. Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Jelly Roll also performed.

Doors opened for the show at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and closed at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.