CMT Awards Announces Nominations & Location

The CMT Music Awards show has been traditionally held at Bridgestone Arena but with the Nashville Predators success and the uncertainty as to when the playoff games will be held, CMT announced that the show would be moved to the Music City Center for 2017.

Tuesday morning, CMT released the nominees – Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, and Thomas Rhett received four nominations each.

Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan were close behind with three nominations each. Artists with first-time CMT Music Awards nominations this year include Brett Young, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, and Midland.

Nashville‘s Charles Esten will host the show premiering live from Nashville on June 7 at 8p. Superstar show performances revealed last week include Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Here’s a complete list of nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

Video of the Year
Best video of the year. Awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. 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
Best video by a male artist. Awarded to the artist.

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
Best video by a female artist. Awarded to the artist.

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
Best video by a duo. Awarded to the artists.

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
Best video by a group. Awarded to the artists.

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
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album. Awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

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
Best video from a collaboration. Awarded to the artists.

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
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT. Awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo).

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
Most creative and engaging social media posts by an artist. Awarded to the artist.

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

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