Trisha Yearwood to Receive Inaugural June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award at CMT Music Awards

Russ Harrington

The country music legend will also perform 'Put It in a Song.'

Trisha Yearwood is getting a high honor during this year's CMT Music Awards!

Yearwood will be the inaugural recipient of the June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award during the live ceremony. The award will be presented to the country music powerhouse as a celebration of her "dedication to community and their fellow artists, embodying June's spirit as a fierce advocate and initiator in paying it forward, helping others find their voice and using their platform to inspire and uplift others."

"We are thrilled to honor the incomparable Trisha Yearwood with the inaugural June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award at this year's show. Trisha has a unique ability to rally a community, whether that may be families in need with Habitat for Humanity, or uplifting her fellow artists and entertainers trying to carve a path in the industry," the CMT Music Awards executive producers said in a statement.

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"She embodies the bold strength of June, who tirelessly devoted herself to service and community, and the namesake for this award. Both multi-hyphenate trailblazers eloquently crafted a script for others to model, letting their hearts and authenticity guide their personal, professional and public lives." 

Yearwood's work includes a decades-long partnership with Habitat for Humanity which includes Carter Work Project and National Women Build Week. Her work also extends to Dottie's Yard to help animal rescues, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Humane Society, GRAMMY Foundation MusiCares, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, Starkey Hearing Foundation, and the Susan B. Komen Foundation.

The CMT Music Awards is going to be big for Yearwood as she will also take the stage for the premiere performance of her self-penned song, "Put It in a Song." 

In addition to Yearwood, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt and host Kelsea Ballerini are set to perform during the ceremony

The CMT Music Awards takes place on Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The show will air on CBS and will also be available to stream live and on demand via Paramount+.