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Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini & Thomas Rhett lead CMT Music Awards nominations

Find out who else has picked up nominations.

Keith Urban
Credit: Capitol Records Nashville

The nominations for the 2017 CMT Music Awards have been unveiled and Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett lead the pack.

The awards are voted for by the fans and they will be hosted by Nashville star Charles Esten on Wednesday 7th June 2017. Keith, Kelsea and Thomas have all picked up four nominations each.

Carrie Underwood has picked up three nominations along with Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan.

Artists with first time CMT Music Awards nominations this year include Brett Young, Chris Young, Jon Pardi and Midland.

Fan voting is open now at and continues until 12:01am ET on Monday 5th June 2017.

Performances at this year’s awards will come from Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

The full list of nominees for the awards is:

Video of the Year

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 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”

Collaboration Video of the Year

Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country”
Chris Young feat. Vince Gill – “Sober Saturday Night”
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King – “Different For Girls”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw – “May We All”
Keith Urban feat. 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, Thomas Rhett and Danielle Bradbery – “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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