2017 CMT Music Awards Nominations Revealed

As the anticipation builds for the 2017 CMT Music Awards, the network has revealed who will be vying for a trophy during the live telecast. The top nominations were revealed Tuesday morning (5/9) when Brett Eldredge visited the TODAY Show for the special announcement.

Kelsea Ballerini garnered four nominations, two for her game-changing hit “Peter Pan”, one for the Social Superstar category, and one for her collaboration with Meghan Trainor and Jill Scott at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony. Also vying for four categories is Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett, who each nabbed a Video of the Year nod for their songs “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “Star of the Show,” respectively.

The CMT Music Awards also introduced the Social Superstar award last year, which allows fans to vote on their favorite artist for their online interactions with fans. Fans can vote for Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Keith Urban, Lauren Alaina, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini via Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtags #CMTAwards and the artist tag #VoteBrett, #VoteJake, #VoteKeith, #VoteKelsea, #VoteLauren or #VoteThomas. Users can vote 10 times per valid Twitter or Instagram handle per day through June 6, then 50 votes per handle on June 7.

In addition to landing a nomination, Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett are among the first round of performers slated to hit the stage. Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks. Nashville star Charles Esten has been signed on to host the live broadcast.

Voting for the 2017 CMT Music Awards is now open at CMT.com. The awards take place live from Nashville on June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. See the full list of nominees below…

Video of the Year:

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”

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”

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”

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:

Artists Then, Now & Forever, “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 (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:

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