2016 CMT Music Awards Nominees

June 1, 2016 | By | Comments (0)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Carrie Underwood accepts award for Video of the year from presenters Tom Arnold, Arnold Schwarzenegger and director Raj Kapoor onstage during the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for CMT)

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for CMT

A week from today, Wednesday, June 8th, downtown Nashville will be filled with stars and fans for the 2016 CMT Music Awards. This year will mark the 15th year of the fan-voted award show. TV personality Erin Andrews and football superstar J.J. Watt will host the show live from Bridgestone Arena on June 8 at 8/7c. Defending Video of the Year winner Carrie Underwood is nominated again for the night’s highest honor, along with 11 other top names.

CMT released the nominees for a new surprise category, “CMT Social Superstar“, this morning. Nominees include:
Brett Eldredge
Kelsea Ballerini
Jake Owen
Blake Shelton
Lindsay Ell
Thomas Rhett

Voting for this new category will remain open throughout the show and fans will vote on Twitter and Instagram using the appropriate hashtag: #VoteBrett, #VoteKelsea, #VoteJake, #VoteBlake, #VoteLindsay, and #VoteThomas.

Full list of nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Blake Shelton  –  “Sangria”
Cam  –  “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood  –  “Smoke Break”
Chris Stapleton  –  “Fire Away”
Florida Georgia Line  –  “Sippin’ On Fire”
Jason Aldean  –  “Tonight Looks Good On You”
Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Little Big Town  – “Girl Crush”
Luke Bryan – “Strip It Down”
Sam Hunt – “Break Up In A Small Town”
Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”
Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Blake Shelton  –  “Sangria”
Eric Church  –  “Like A Wrecking Ball”
Keith Urban  –  “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16″
Luke Bryan  –  “Kick The Dust Up”
Sam Hunt  –  “Break Up In A Small Town”
Thomas Rhett  –  “Die A Happy Man”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Cam –  “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”
Jana Kramer –  “I Got The Boy”
Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Dibs”
Maren Morris – “My Church”

GROUP / DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne – “Stay A Little Longer”
Dan + Shay – “Nothin’ Like You”
Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ On Fire”
Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”
Zac Brown Band – “Loving You Easy”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne – “Stay A Little Longer”
Cam – “Burning House”
Chris Janson – “Buy Me A Boat”
Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”
Maren Morris – “My Church”
Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis – “Girl Crush” (From 2015 CMT Artists of The Year)
Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd – “What’s Your Name” (From CMT Crossroads)
Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” (From CMT Instant Jam)
Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles – “I Want You To Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)
Chris Stapleton – “Nobody To Blame” (From CMT Artists of the Year)
Darius Rucker – “Alright”(From CMT Instant Jam)

Fan voting is available at CMT.com and continues until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM ET.

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