2015 CMT Music Awards nominations announced

Jeff Pfeiffer

This morning, CMT announced the nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, which will air live from Nashville June 10 at 8pm on the network. Performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date. (UPDATE 5/29/15: Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow have been announced as hosts.)

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Carrie Underwood leads the way with five nominations, including two for Video of the Year (“Something in the Water” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert), two for Female Video of the Year (“Little Toy Guns” and “Something in the Water”) and Collaborative Video of the Year (“Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert).

Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney are just behind Underwood, with four nominations each.

Fan voting is open now at CMT.com or on a mobile device, and continues until June 8 at 10am ET. The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

UPDATE 5/19/15: The first performers for the 2015 CMT Music Awards have been announced: Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan.

UPDATE 6/2/15: Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band have been added to the list of performers.

UPDATE 6/4/15: More performers have been announced: A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie and Tae, and RaeLynn.

UPDATE 6/8/15: Reba will perform at the CMT Music Awards after 10 years. Also announced: Zedd will team with Lady Antebellum for a performance, while Darius Rucker will give an outdoor performance. Presenters announced will include: Aloe Blacc, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope, Charles Esten, Cole Swindell, David Spade, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, JJ Watt, Kellie Pickler, Little Big Town, Nick Fradiani, Nikki Reed, Noah Galloway, Norman Reedus, Ron White, Rumer Willis, Sara Evans, Thomas Rhett and Tom Arnold.

2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced during live telecast, with final voting held online at CMT.com during the show.

Carrie Underwood – “Something In The Water”
Darius Rucker – “Homegrown Honey”
Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
Florida Georgia Line – “Dirt”
Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
Kenny Chesney – “American Kids”
Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
Lee Brice – “I Don’t Dance”
Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
Sam Hunt – “Leave The Night On”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

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
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

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
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

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
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

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”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)

Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
Brantley Gilbert feat. Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett – “Small Town Throwdown”
Jennifer Nettles feat. Brandy Clark – “His Hands”
Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter – “Wild Child”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mamas”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

Bob Seger and Jason Aldean – “Turn The Page” from CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger and Jason Aldean
Brett Eldredge – “Beat of the Music” from CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack – “You & I (Nobody In The World)” from CMT Crossroads
Katy Perry  and Kacey Musgraves – “Roar” from Crossroads
Keith Urban – “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” from 2014 CMT Artists of the Year
Kenny Chesney – “American Kids” from Instant Jam
Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”  from CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party
Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton – “Drink A Beer” from 2014 CMT Artists of the Year

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

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 Night On”

The 2015 CMT Music Awards airs live June 10 at 8pm ET on CMT.

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