CMT Awards 2016 Nominations: List of CMT Awards Nominees

Tonight is the night for the 2016 Country Music Awards. The show will air live tonight, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and there’s a star-filled lineup. Danica Patrick, Charles Kelley, Cole Swindell, Kellie Pickler, Joey Lauren Adams, and Madison Iseman are just some of the celebrities that will all be a part of the show this evening.

The Awards will be hosted by Erin Andrews and Professional football player JJ Watt. In addition, pop group Fifth Harmony and Cam will be showcasing a special pop-country mashup of the group’s hit song, ‘Work From Home.’

Some of the biggest winners from previous years for the CMT Awards include singers like Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Miranda Lambert. For a history of the past CMT Awards, watch this video.

The nominees for the CMT’s were announced on Monday, May 9th on NBC’s show Today. The voting polls were opened for almost a full month and officially closed this past Monday the 6th.

Here is a list of this year’s nominees:

Video of the Year

Blake Shelton, “Sangria”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”
Luke Bryan, “Strip It Down”
Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”


Male Video of the Year

Blake Shelton, “Sangria”
Eric Church, “Like a Wrecking Ball”
Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Luke Bryan, “Kick the Dust Up”
Sam Hunt, “Break Up in a Small Town”
Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”


Female Video of the Year

Cam, “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Jana Kramer, “I Got the Boy”
Kacey Musgraves, “Biscuits”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Dibs”
Maren Morris, “My Church”


Group/Duo Video of the Year

Brothers Osborne, “Stay a Little Longer”
Dan + Shay, “Nothin’ Like You”
Florida Georgia Line, “Sippin’ on Fire”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Old Dominion, “Break Up With Him”
Zac Brown Band, “Loving You Easy”


Breakthrough Video of the Year

Brothers Osbourne, “Stay a Little Longer”
Cam, “Burning House”
Chris Janson, “Buy Me a Boat”
Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Old Dominion, “Break Up With Him”


CMT Performance of the Year

Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis, “Girl Crush”
Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd, “What’s Your Name”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles, “I Want You to Want Me”
Chris Stapleton, “Nobody to Blame”
Darius Rucker, “Alright”


CMT Social Superstar

Blake Shelton (#VoteBlake)
Brett Eldredge (#VoteBrett)
Jake Owen (#VoteJake)
Kelsea Ballerini (#VoteKelsea)
Lindsay Ell (#VoteLindsay)
Thomas Rhett (#VoteThomas)

Voting for the social superstar will take place live during the show. People are allowed to vote 50 times and can do so on social media using the hashtag #CMTawards. Tune in tonight to see who takes home the wins for 2016!

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