Urban will take the stage solo along with fellow country star nominees like Little Big Town, Luke Combs and Zac Brown Band, but they’ll be sharing the bill with big names from across the musical spectrum. Americana favorite Brandi Carlile will duet with the great Tanya Tucker, while hit maker Brett Young is set to team with R&B icons Boys II Men for a recreation of their recent CMT Crossroads performance.
Likewise, Thomas Rhett will lead a triple threat combo featuring Little Big Town and New Orleans jazz trombonist Trombone Shorty (perhaps they’ll rock out to TR’s “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”). And in another can’t miss collaboration, Sheryl Crow will join Maren Morris, who is up for three awards on the night. Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Bryan.
Each of the night’s country performers is up for at least one award – and as always, the winners will be determined by fan voting. Votes are being tallied now at vote.cmt.com and the online ballot box is open through 11:59 pm ET on June 4th for all categories.
The 2019 CMT Music Awards will be hosted by Little Big Town for the second year, and will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET.