News: CMT Music Awards 2017 – Nominations Revealed


It barely feels like five minutes since it was June of 2016 but it’s that time of year again where fans and artists are gearing up for what is said to be the ultimate week for country music fans, CMA Fest and with that comes the CMT Awards. This year hosted by Nashville star Charles Esten and with a venue change due to the success of the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup, it will definitely be a fun filled event.

Today, the nominees were announced by Brett Eldredge and they are as follows;

Video of the Year

  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “Today” – Brad Paisley
  • “Wanna Be That Song” – Brett Eldredge
  • “Church Bells” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Middle of a Memory” – Cole Swindell
  • “Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley & Elle King
  • “H.O.L.Y” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “Dirt on My Boots” – Jon Pardi
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Better Man” – Little Big Town
  • “Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day” – Luke Bryan
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Star of the Show” – Thomas Rhett

Male Video of The Year

  • “Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
  • “Record Year” – Eric Church
  • “Lights Come On” – Jason Aldean
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Colour” – Keith Urban
  • “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” – Luke Bryan
  • “Star of the Show” – Thomas Rhrett

Female Video of the Year

  • “Church Bells” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Road Less Traveled” – Lauren Alaina
  • “80’s Mercedes” – Maren Morris
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Back to God” – Reba McEntire

Duo of the Year

  • “Lovin’ Lately” – Big & Rich Feat. Tim McGraw
  • “21 Summer” – Brothers Osborne
  • “How Not To” – Dan & Shay
  • “H.O.L.Y” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “I Know Somebody” – LoCash

Group Video of the Year

  • “Saltwater Gospel” – Eli Young Band
  • “You Look Good” – Lady Antebellum
  • “Better Man” – Little Big Town
  • “Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland
  • “Song for Another Time” – Old Dominion

 Breakthrough Artist Video of the Year

  • “In Case You Didn’t Know” – Brett Young
  • “Dirt on My Boots” – Jon Pardi
  • “Used to Love You Sober” – Kane Brown
  • “Road Less Traveled” – Lauren Alaina
  • “Hurricane” – Luke Combs
  • “Love Triangle” – Raelynn

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “Sober Saturday Night” – Chris Young Feat. Vince Gill
  • “Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Elle King
  • “May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Feat. Tim McGraw
  • “The Fighter” – Keith Urban Feat. Carrie Underwood
  • “Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney With Pink

CMT Performance of the Year

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

CMT Social Superstar

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

To vote for your 2017 CMT Social Superstar use the hashtag #CMTawards with the artist’s tag, #VoteBrett #VoteJake, #VoteKeith, #VoteKelsea, #VoteLauren, #VoteThomas. You can vote 10 times per valid Twitter or Instagram account up until June 6th, then up to 50 votes on June 7th. To vote for any other category, go to

Make sure you watch this years CMT Awards live from Nashville, June 7th and check out our Twitter account @CCountryUK where we will be live tweeting.

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