Monday, May 09, 2016

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban Up For CMT Awards

CMT has announced the nominees for the annual CMT Music Awards on Monday with nominations for five veteran artists.

Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton and Cam had the most nominations with three each.

Among veteran artists, Keith Urban is up for both Video of the Year and Male Video for John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 while Tim McGraw is one of his competitors for Video of the Year for Humble and Kind. If history prevails, neither will win Video of the Year as Carrie Underwood is nominated for Smoke Break. Underwood has won the last four of the top award and has six wins in that category total.

In the one category that always has intriguing nominations, CMT Performance of the Year, Lynyrd Skynyrd is up with Brantley Gilbert for What's Your Name from CMT Crossroads, Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles for I Want You to Want Me from their episode of CMT Crossroads and former Hootie and the Blowfish vocalist Darius Rucker for Alright from CMT Instant Jam.

The awards will be presented on June 8 at 8 PM ET.

The nominees:

Video of the Year

  • Sangria - Blake Shelton
  • Burning House - Cam
  • Smoke Break - Carrie Underwood
  • Fire Away - Chris Stapleton
  • Sippin’ On Fire - Florida Georgia Line
  • Tonight Looks Good On You - Jason Aldean
  • John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 - Keith Urban
  • Girl Crush - Little Big Town
  • Strip It Down - Luke Bryan
  • Break Up In A Small Town - Sam Hunt
  • Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
  • Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
Male Video of the Year
  • Sangria - Blake Shelton
  • Like A Wrecking Ball - Eric Church (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
  • John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 - Keith Urban
  • Kick The Dust Up - Luke Bryan (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
  • Break Up In A Small Town - Sam Hunt
  • Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
Female Video of the Year
  • Burning House - Cam
  • Smoke Break - Carrie Underwood
  • I Got The Boy - Jana Kramer
  • Biscuits - Kacey Musgraves
  • Dibs - Kelsea Ballerini
  • My Church - Maren Morris

Group/Duo Video of the Year
  • Stay A Little Longer - Brothers Osborne
  • Nothin' Like You - Dan + Shay
  • Sippin' On Fire - Florida Georgia Line
  • Girl Crush - Little Big Town
  • Break Up With Him - Old Dominion
  • Loving You Easy - Zac Brown Band
Breakthrough Video of the Year
  • Stay A Little Longer - Brothers Osborne
  • Burning House - Cam
  • Buy Me A Boat - Chris Janson
  • Fire Away - Chris Stapleton
  • My Church - Maren Morris
  • Break Up With Him - Old Dominion
CMT Performance of the Year
  • Girl Crush - Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis (From 2015 CMT Artists of The Year)
  • What's Your Name - Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Smoke Break - Carrie Underwood (From CMT Instant Jam)
  • I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Nobody To Blame - Chris Stapleton (From CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Alright - Darius Rucker (From CMT Instant Jam)

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