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2017 CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards have been announced.

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett lead the nominations with four apiece. Urban is up for Video, Male Video and Collaborative Video of the Year (with Carrie Underwood), as well as Social Superstar, and he and Rhett will square off in the Video, Male Video and Social Superstar categories. Rhett is also up for CMT Performance of the Year with Nick Jonas for their collaboration on “Close” from CMT Crossroads.

Ballerini is nominated for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for “Peter Pan,” and her collaboration with Meghan Trainor and Jill Scott for a Shania Twain medley at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony is nominated for CMT Performance of the Year. She also scored a nod in the Social Superstar category.

Lauren Alaina, Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley are among the artists who earned multiple nominations in the 2017 CMT Music Awards, which will move from Bridgestone Arena to the Music City Center in Nashville for the first time.

Blake Shelton, Brett EldredgeLuke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Rhett have been announced as performers at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, with more artists to be announced. Nashville star Charles Esten is set to host the broadcast, which airs on CMT on June 7.

Voting is currently open for the Social Superstar category, which features Jake Owen, Eldredge, Urban, Lauren Alaina, Rhett and Ballerini. Fans can vote on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #CMTAwards and the artist tags #VoteBrett, #VoteJake, #VoteKeith, #VoteKelsea, #VoteLauren or #VoteThomas, up to 10 times with any valid Twitter or Instagram handle each day through June 6. They’ll be able to vote 50 votes per handle on June 7.

2017 CMT Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Various Artists, “Forever Country”
Brad Paisley, “Today”
Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”
Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
Cole Swindell, “Middle of a Memory”
Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Reba McEntire, “Back to God”

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget”
Eric Church, “Record Year”
Jason Aldean, “Lights Come On”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich feat. Tim McGraw, “Lovin’ Lately”
Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
Dan + Shay, “How Not To”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
LoCash, “I Know Somebody”

Group Video of the Year
Eli Young Band, “Saltwater Gospel”
Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”
Old Dominion, “Song For Another Time”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Kane Brown, “Used to Love You Sober”
Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
Luke Combs, “Hurricane”
RaeLynn, “Love Triangle”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Various Artists, “Forever Country”
Chris Young feat. Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”
Kenny Chesney feat. Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”

Social Superstar
Brett Eldredge
Jake Owen
Keith Urban
Kelsea Ballerini
Lauren Alaina
Thomas Rhett

CMT Performance of the Year
Jason Aldean, “Hicktown” (CMT Concert of the Summer)
Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (Crossroads)
John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker, “Pink Houses” (Crossroads)
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, “80s Mercedes” (Crossroads)
Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini, “You’re Still the One/Any Man of Mine/Man, I Feel Like a Woman” (CMT Artists of the Year)
Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, “Close” (Crossroads)

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