A real Texas telecast. The 2023 CMT Awards had been held in Austin, Texas for the primary time, and the ceremony bought a heat welcome from Matthew McConaughey, who made a shock look on the Sunday, April 2 CBS present.
Early within the night, cohost Kelsea Ballerini launched the brand new trophy that nominees had been vying for. “The primary award is arising, and since this our first present in Texas, we’re proud to current our model new, customized made, Texas CMT trophy,” the “Blindsided” songstress, 29, instructed the viewers.
It didn’t look very completely different from the usual CMT Music Award. “I do know what you’re considering. That’s the common CMT trophy, however I guarantee you it’s as Texas because it will get. Are you prepared? Test it out,” she stated.
Bellerini pressed a purple button on the base of the award, and McConaughey’s iconic line from the 1993 movie Dazed and Confused performed: “Alright, alright, alright.”
The “I Give up Consuming” singer continued, “Yeah, that’s proper. It’s the CMMT award. The additional M stands for McConaughey. Let’s hand certainly one of these infants out.”
On the large display screen behind her on the Moody Heart, McConaughey, 53, abruptly popped up. “Sure, Kelsea. Thanks. I’ll take a kind of,” the Texas native stated.
Nevertheless, Ballerini wasn’t letting him rating an honor with out placing within the work. “No, no, sorry, Matthew. You’ve gotta win them similar to everybody else!” she stated earlier than introducing the following presenter.
His transient cameo with the “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” performer got here amid the information that his Yellowstone spinoff is transferring ahead, ViacomCBS president Chris McCarthy confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, March 31. Additional particulars concerning the new sequence, together with its title, have but to be revealed.
McConaughey was certainly one of a number of members of the Yellowstone household who took half in Sunday’s awards present. Lainey Wilson (who performs Abby) took the stage to carry out with Alanis Morissette whereas Ian Bohen (who portrays Ryan) and Jennifer Landon (who performs Teeter) offered.
The McConaughey-led spinoff is already getting curiosity from actors throughout the Yellowstone universe. Throughout PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 2, Yellowstone star Daybreak Olivieri (Sarah Atwood) revealed she’d need to be a part of the spinoff. “The one with Matthew McConaughey! Nicely, alright. Alright. Alright. No, that’s the one one,” she solely instructed Us Weekly when requested which spinoff she’d need to seem on. “That’s the one one. No, no exceptions.”