CMT Award Nominations Are Out!

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The nominations for the CMT Music Awards are out with Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban leading the pack of this year’s nominees with four nods a piece, followed by Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan, who each have three.

This year sees the return of the Social Superstar of the Year award, which was introduced last year. The trophy goes to acts that use social media to stay connected with fans in all sorts of ways.

The CMT Music Awards, hosted by “Nashville’s” Charles Esten, airs live from Nashville on June 7th at 8 p ET. Voting for this year’s winners is currently open, so fans can cast their votes until June 5th at 12:01 am.

Check out this year’s nominations below:

Video of the Year

(Final nominees announced during live telecast, with final voting held online at CMT.com during the show.)

  • Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”
  • Brad Paisley, “Today”
  • Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
  • Cole Swindell, “Middle of a Memory”
  • Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
  • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
  • Little Big Town, “Better Man”
  • Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

Male Video of the Year

  • Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget”
  • Eric Church, “Record Year”
  • Jason Aldean, “Lights Come On”
  • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show” 

Female Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
  • Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
  • Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
  • Reba McEntire, “Back to God”

Duo Video of the Year

  • Big & Rich featuring Tim McGraw, “Lovin’ Lately”
  • Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
  • Dan + Shay, “How Not To”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  • LoCash, “I Know Somebody”

Group Video of the Year

  • Eli Young Band, “Saltwater Gospel”
  • Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
  • Little Big Town, “Better Man”
  • Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”
  • Old Dominion, “Song for Another Time” 

Breakthrough Video of the Year 

  • Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”
  • Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
  • Kane Brown, “Used to Love You Sober”
  • Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
  • Luke Combs, “Hurricane”
  • RaeLynn, “Love Triangle” 

Collaborative Video of the Year 

  • Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”
  • Chris Young featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
  • Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”
  • Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  • Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”
  • Kenny Chesney with P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire” 

CMT Performance of the Year

  • Jason Aldean, “Hicktown” (From CMT Concert of the Summer)
  • Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker, “Pink Houses” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini, “You’re Still The One/Any Man of Mine/Man I Feel Like A Woman” (from CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, Close (From CMT Crossroads)

Social Superstar of the Year

  • Brett Eldredge
  • Jake Owen
  • Keith Urban
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Thomas Rhett

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