CMT Awards to Feature Performances by Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris & More

CMT Awards to Feature Performances by Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris & More

CMT announced its first slate of artists scheduled to perform at the CMT Awards on June 5: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett.

More performers will be announced in the coming days in what CMT is calling a “record-breaking number of performances.” Hosted by Little Big Town, the fan-voted award show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 5 at 7 p.m. CT. Voting is now open at cmt.com.

Check out the nominations below.

Video of the Year: Best video of the year; awarded to the artist and the video director. Final nominees announced the morning of the show, with final voting held on social media during the live telecast.

  • Carrie Underwood – “Cry Pretty”
  • Chris Janson – “Drunk Girl”
  • Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
  • Eric Church – “Desperate Man”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”
  • Kane Brown – “Good as You”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
  • Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”
  • Maren Morris – “GIRL”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Male Video of the Year: Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”
  • Eric Church – “Desperate Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Kane Brown – “Lose It”
  • Kenny Chesney – “Get Along”
  • Luke Bryan – “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Life Changes”

Female Video of the Year: Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
  • Carly Pearce – “Closer To You”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Love Wins”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
  • Maren Morris – “GIRL”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Keeper of the Flame”

Duo of the Year: Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
  • LOCASH – “Feels Like A Party”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Friends Don’t”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

Group Video of the Year: Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Eli Young Band – “Love Ain’t”
  • LANCO – “Born to Love You”
  • Little Big Town – “Summer Fever”
  • Midland – “Burn Out”
  • Old Dominion – “Hotel Key”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Breakthrough Video of the Year: Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)”
  • Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”
  • Jordan Davis – “Take It From Me”
  • Mitchell Tenpenny – “Drunk Me”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”
  • Runaway June – “Buy My Own Drinks”
  • Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter”

Collaborative Video of the Year: Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens In A Small Town”
  • Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – “Straight To Hell”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

CMT Performance of the Year: Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • Boyz II Men and Brett Young – “Motownphilly” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – “Beautiful Crazy” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – (“You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman” (2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – “Let You Be Right” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight – “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes – “Keep Me In Mind” (CMT Crossroads)

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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