CMT's 2022 Memorable Moments: Relive 15 Hair-Raising Performances with Carrie Underwood, The Judds, Kenny Chesney and More

CMT reviewed its year in programming and pulled out a selection of can't-miss moments from the CMT Music Awards, Campfire Sessions, tributes and more

2023 is just a few days away, and a whole new slate of unforgettable performances comes with it. In the spirit of the new year and looking back, CMT wanted to revisit a host of the most memorable artists and performances from 2022. From The Judds' final performance together on the 2022 CMT Music Awards and Kenny Chesney's triumphant return to country music's only fan-voted award show to remembering stars we love – including Vince Gill – to those we lost – Loretta Lynn and Naomi Judd – no one honors the legends like country music singers and their fans.

The list includes electrifying collaborations. Do you remember Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson's "Never Say Never" performance in the rain during the CMT Awards? We'll never forget it! Or, how about LeAnn Rimes, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce at Rimes' Crossroads? That's another chilling performance. Then there was Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson, and Chris Stapleton paying tribute to Vince Gill with separate performances of his biggest hits. The list of mountaintop moments from this year could be endless. However, we did our best to round up 15 live experiences from CMT to carry us into 2023.

2022 Memorable Moments: 

The Judds Perform "Love Can Build A Bridge" | 2022 CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwood Performs "Go Rest High On That Mountain" | CMT Giants: Vince Gill

Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson Perform "Never Say Never" | 2022 CMT Music Awards

Chris Stapleton Performs "Whenever You Come Around" | CMT Giants: Vince Gill

LeAnn Rimes, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde Perform "One Way Ticket" | CMT Crossroads

Emmy Russell & Lukas Nelson Sing "Lay Me Down" | A Celebration of the Life and Music of Loretta Lynn

Kane Brown Performs "One Mississippi" | 2022 CMT Music Awards

FOR KING + COUNTRY Perform “Little Drummer Boy” | CMT Crossroads Christmas

Kenny Chesney Performs "Beer in Mexico" | 2022 CMT Music Awards

Alan Jackson Performs "Chattahoochee" | CMT Artists of the Year 2022

Elle King Performs “Ex’s & Oh’s” & More Acoustic | CMT Campfire Sessions 🔥

Chris Young Performs "I'm Comin' Over" | CMT Stages

Cody Johnson Performs "When I Call Your Name" | CMT Giants: Vince Gill

Carrie Underwood Performs "Ghost Story" | 2022 CMT Music Awards

Little Big Town Performs "Grandpa" | Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration