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2018 CMT Music Awards Nominees Revealed

Who made the cut for this year's CMT Music Awards list?

2018 CMT Music Awards Nominees Revealed
Carrie Underwood; Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas; Jason Aldean; Photo by Jim Wright; Florida Georgia Line; Photo Courtesy of dick clark productions

Kelsea Ballerini flew straight up to the East Coast to celebrate the 2018 CMT Music Awards nominations with country fans and daytime hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb during an announcement made on the Today Show on Tuesday (5/8).

While Ballerini and friends only gave away the names of the nods in the Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year categories, CMT quickly followed after to list out everyone who received an honor within the categories created.

A three-way tie between Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean began thanks to their four nominations each for the CMT Music Awards this year.

Another groundbreaking moment of the award nods for 2018 also comes with the fact that pop artists Justin Timberlake and Bebe Rexha both earned spots in the Video of the Year group, which marks the first time that Top 40 artists crossed over to the country world in that realm.

Take a look at the complete nomination list below and be sure to tune in to see Little Big Town host the 2018 CMT Music Awards held in Nashville on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. EST on CMT.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director.

 

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • 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
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • 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
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • 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
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

 

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

 

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • 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
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

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