The 2017 CMT Music Awards Announce Nominees

The nominees are in and Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are leading the pack with four nominations each. 

The big night was supposed to take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, however, due to the success of the Nashville Predators, will be moved to the Music City Center for the first time ever.

Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Rhett are all scheduled to perform, with more artists to be announced later. Nashville star Charles Esten will host the broadcast, which airs on CMT on June 7.

and the nominees are…

2017 CMT Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Various Artists, “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”

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”

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”

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich feat. 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
Various Artists, “Forever Country”
Chris Young feat. Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”
Kenny Chesney feat. Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”

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

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

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