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  • Nominations Released for 2017 CMT Music Awards

    The 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations were revealed Tuesday morning, a month prior to the June 7 event. Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban received the most nominations with four each, with all three up for the biggest award of the night – Video of the Year. Joining them in the 14-nominee category are the likes of Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and the highly-acclaimed “Forever Country” project.

    CMT has begun releasing names of performers, including Bryan, Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and more to be added. Due to the Nashville Predators playoff games potentially falling on the same night, the venue for the awards show has been moved from Bridgestone Arena to the nearby Music City Center. Nashville star Charles Esten will host the show, which airs live on CMT.

    See the full list of nominees below: 

    Video of the Year

    Various Artists, “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”

    Collaborative Video of the Year

    Various Artists, “Forever Country”
    Chris Young feat. Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
    Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”
    Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “May We All”
    Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”
    Kenny Chesney feat. Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”

    CMT Performance of the Year

    Jason Aldean, “Hicktown” (CMT Concert of the Summer)
    Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (Crossroads)
    John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker, “Pink Houses” (Crossroads)
    Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes” (Crossroads)
    Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini, “You’re Still the One/Any Man of Mine/Man, I Feel Like a Woman” (CMT Artists of the Year)
    Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, “Close” (Crossroads)

    Social Superstar

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