2015 CMT Music Awards Nominations Announced

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• May 13, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 9.28.41 AMThe nominees for the CMT Music Awards were announced Wednesday morning (May 13). Lady Antebellum made an appearance on the Today Show to announce the artists vying for Video of the Year. Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan also joined in the fun, announcing nominations for Breakthrough Video of the Year and Group Video of the Year.

Carrie Underwood earned five nominations overall, including two nods in the Video of the Year category (“Something In The Water,” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert), two in the Female Video of the Year category (“Something In The Water,” “Little Toy Guns”), and one for Collaborative Video of the Year (“Somethin’ Bad” with Lambert).

Lady Antebellum earned four nominations, with “Bartender” earning nods for Video of the Year and Group Video of the Year. They also scored two CMT Performance nominations for their collaborations with Aloe Blacc on the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party and with Chris Stapleton during the CMT Artists of the Year.

Kenny Chesney‘s “American Kids” earned the singer multiple nominations, including Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year, along with a CMT Performance of the Year nod for his rendition of the song on CMT Instant Jam, and a Collaborative Video of the Year nomination for “Wild Child” featuring Grace Potter.

Jason Aldean also earned three nods, with “Burnin’ It Down” garnering Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year nods, alongside a CMT Performance of the Year nod for his version of “Turn the Page” with Bob Seger on CMT Crossroads.

Florida Georgia Line‘s “Dirt” earned two nominations, for Video of the Year and Duo Video of the Year. They earned a second Duo Video of the Year nomination for “Sun Daze.”

Newcomers Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae both earned multiple nominations for their clips. Maddie & Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song” earned nods in the Video of the Year, Duo Video of the Year, and Breakthrough Video of the Year categories. Hunt’s “Leave The Night On” earned nominations for Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year.

The awards will air on June 10 at 7 p.m. on CMT. Beginning today, fans can vote for all their favorite artists at CMT.com through Monday, June 8 at 10 a.m. ET.

2015 CMT Music Awards Nominations-Full List

Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water,” Directed by Raj Kapoor
Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey,” Directed by Jim Wright
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk On A Plane,” Directed by Wes Edwards
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt,” Directed by Nigel Dick
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down,” Directed by Wes Edwards
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids,” Directed by Shaun Silva
Lady Antebellum, “Bartender,” Directed by Shane Drake
Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance,” Directed by Ryan Smith
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again,” Directed by Michael Monaco
Maddie & Tae, “Girl In A Country Song,” Directed by TK McKamy
Miranda Lambert w/ Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad,” Directed by Trey Fanjoy
Sam Hunt, “Leave The Night On,” Directed by Brad Belanger

Male Video of the Year
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk On A Plane”
Eric Church, “Talladega”
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
Keith Urban, “Somewhere In My Car”
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water”
Lee Ann Womack, “The Way I’m Livin'”
Miranda Lambert, “Little Red Wagon”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
Reba, “Going Out Like That”

Group Video of the Year
A Thousand Horses, “Smoke”
Eli Young Band, “Dust”
Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
The Band Perry, “Chainsaw”
Zac Brown Band, “All Alright”

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich, “Look At You”
Brothers Osborne, “Rum”
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
Florida Georgia Line, “Sun Daze”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl In A Country Song”
The Swon Brothers, “Later On”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Chase Rice, “Gonna Wanna Tonight”
Frankie Ballard, “Sunshine & Whiskey”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Love Me Like You Mean It”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl In A Country Song”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
Sam Hunt, “Leave The Light On”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
Brantley Gilbert Featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, “Small Town Throwdown”
Jennifer Nettles Featuring Brandy Clark, “His Hands”
Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, “Wild Child”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

CMT Performance of the Year
Bob Seger and Jason Aldean, “Turn The Page” (from CMT Crossroads)
Brett Eldredge, “Beat of the Music” (from CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party)
John Legend with Lee Ann Womack, “You and I (Nobody in the World)” (from CMT Crossroads)
Katy Perry with Kacey Musgraves, “Roar” (from CMT Crossroads)
Keith Urban, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (from CMT Artists of the Year)
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids” (from CMT Instant Jam)
Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up” (from CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party)
Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton, “Drink A Beer” (from CMT Artists of the Year)

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