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Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde Top 2020 CMT Music Awards Nominations

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Written by Lauren Laffer
Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde Top 2020 CMT Music Awards Nominations
MORRISON, COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 03: Sam Hunt performs onstage during Day 3 of "Red Rocks Unpaused" 3-Day Music Festival presented by Visible at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 03, 2020 in Morrison, Colorado. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Visible)

Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett are the top nominated artists for this year’s 2020 CMT Music Awards. The nominations were announced Wednesday (9/23).

Originally scheduled for June, the show will honor the best of the genre’s music videos. Other nominees include Blanco Brown, Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion and The Chicks, who are nominated for the first time since 2007.

Additionally, this year’s nominations will highlight a new crop of talent as many of the nominees are first time recipients. Among those first-timers are Blanco Brown, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Riley Green, The Highwomen, Tanya Tucker and Travis Denning.

Fan voting for the 2020 CMT Music Awards begins today at vote.cmt.com and continues through Monday, October 12 at 12PM ET/11 AM CT. The top five Video of the Year finalists will be announced at that time.

The CMT Awards air live on Wednesday, October 21st at 8PM ET/7PM CT and will broadcast across CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 on social media and announced in-show.
• Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
• Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
• Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
• Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
• Keith Urban – “Polaroid”
• Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
• Little Big Town – “Sugar Coat”
• Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
• Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
• Old Dominion – “Some People Do”
• Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
• Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”
• The Chicks -“Gaslighter”
• Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist
• Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
• Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
• Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
• Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
• Maren Morris – “The Bones”
• Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist
• Jason Aldean – “Got What I Got”
• Luke Bryan – “One Margarita”
• Luke Combs – “Even Though I’m Leaving”
• Morgan Wallen – “Chasin’ You (Dream Video)”
• Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
• Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
• Lady A – “Champagne Night”
• Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
• Midland – “Cheatin’ Songs (Live From the Palomino)”
• Old Dominion – “One Man Band”
• The Chicks – “Gaslighter”
• The Highwomen – “Crowded Table”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists
• Brothers Osborne – “All Night (Studio Performance)”
• Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
• Florida Georgia Line – “Blessings”
• LOCASH – “One Big Country Song”
• Maddie & Tae – “Die From A Broken Heart”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)
• Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
• Caylee Hammack – “Family Tree”
• Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
• Ingrid Andress – “More Hearts Than Mine”
• Riley Green – “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”
• Travis Denning – “After a Few”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists
• Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You”
• Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
• Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”
• Kane Brown featuring Nelly – “Cool Again”
• Marshmello and Kane Brown – “One Thing Right”
• Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi – “Beer Can’t Fix”

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 CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
• From CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs – “Brand New Man”
• From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young – “Drowning”
• From CMT Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini – “Graveyard”
• From CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt – “Fancy”
• From CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton – “Tell Me When It’s Over”