CMT Awards Add More Star Power

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The CMT Music Awards, hosted by Little Big Town, airs tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 8 pm on CMT live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 

Country 1073, WRWD will simulcast the show from 8 pm till 11 pm. Some big name stars have signed on to be presenters on the show. 

Musicians set to present include Lauren Alaina, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts, Sugarlandand Backstreet Boys, along with “Nashville’s” Kaitlin Doubleday and Lennon and Maisy Stella. In addition, drag racer Courtney Force, Garrett Hedlund, Hoda Kotb,Johnny Knoxville, Joel McHale, Chrissy Metz, Nashville Predators’ P.K. Subban and Olympian Lindsey Vonn will all take on presenter duties.

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood lead this year’s nominees with four nods each.

Coming in a close second is Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Lauren Alaina and Thomas Rhett, who each have three. 

Carrie, who is currently the record holder for the most CMT Award wins with 17, is up for Video of the Year for her Ludacris collaboration “The Champion.” FGL and Jason are also both up for Video of the Year, FGL for their Bebe Rexha collaboration, “Meant to Be,” and Jason for “You Make It Easy.

Kelsea Ballerini announced this year's nominees on the "Today" show, finding out about her Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year nods on live TV.

2018 CMT Award Nominations

 Video of the Year

  • Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
  • Blake Shelton, “I’ll Name The Dogs”
  • Brett Young, “Mercy”
  • Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
  • Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
  • Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
  • Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”
  • Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”
  • Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends”
  • Luke Combs, “When It Rains It Pours”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”

Male Video of the Year

  • Blake Shelton, “I’ll Name The Dogs”
  • Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
  • Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”
  • Jon Pardi, “Heartache On The Dance Floor”
  • Luke Bryan, “Light It Up”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”

Female Video of the Year

  • Carly Pearce, “Every Little Thing”
  • Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends”
  • Lauren Alaina, “Doin’ Fine”
  • Maren Morris, “I Could Use A Love Song”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man” From 2017 ACM Awards

Duo Video of the Year

  • Big & Rich, “California”
  • Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
  • Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Smooth”
  • High Valley, “She’s With Me”
  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, “Speak To A Girl” 

Group Video of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
  • LANco, “Greatest Love Story”
  • Little Big Town, “When Someone Stops Loving You”
  • Midland, “Make A Little”
  • Old Dominion, “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart”
  • Rascal Flatts, “Yours If You Want It”
  • Zac Brown Band, “My Old Man” 

Breakthrough Video of the Year

  • Carly Pearce, “Every Little Thing”
  • Danielle Bradbery, “Sway”
  • Devin Dawson, “All On Me”
  • LANco, “Greatest Love Story”
  • Russell Dickerson, “Yours”
  • Walker Hayes, “You Broke Up With Me” 

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be”
  • Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
  • Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley, “Flatliner”
  • Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”
  • Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
  • Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”

 

CMT Performance of the Year

  • Andra Day, Common, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery, “Stand Up For Something” (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line, “Everybody” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Derek Trucks, “Midnight Rider” (From 2017 CMT Music Awards)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum, “September” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, “I Won’t Back Down” (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter” (From 2017 CMT Music Awards) 

Source: CMT

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