CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett Top Noms

10:00 AM 5/9/2017

by Kimberly Nordyke

The awards will be handed out June 7 in a ceremony hosted by 'Nashville's' Charles Esten.

From left: Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett
From left: Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett
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Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett lead the nominations for the 2017 CMT Music Awards, which were announced Tuesday.

The trio earned four noms apiece for the fan-voted awards. All three are nominated for video of the year, where they will vie with several other country music artists, including Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. The top seven nominees from that group (14 in total) will be announced at the start of the show, with fans then able to vote live for the winner.

Urban and Rhett also will compete against each other for male video of the year and social superstar of the year. Ballerini also is up for female video of the year and social superstar.

First-time nominees this year include Brett Young, Chris Young, Jon Pardi and Midland.

The awards show, hosted by Nashville's Charles Esten, will air live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesday, June 7, on CMT. Performers will include Blake Shelton, Eldredge,  Bryan, Lambert and Rhett. Voting starts Tuesday on CMT.com.

On Monday, CMT announced that the show will move from the Bridgestone Arena to Nashville's Music City Center given that the town's NHL team, the Predators, which plays in the Bridgestone Arena, have advanced to the Western Conference Final.

A full list of nominees follows.

  • Video of the Year

    Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood
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    Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “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

    Kelsea Ballerini
    Kelsea Ballerini
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    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
    Blake Shelton
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    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

    Florida Georgia Line
    Florida Georgia Line
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    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

    Little Big Town
    Little Big Town
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    Eli Young Band – “Saltwater Gospel”

    Lady Antebellum – “You Look Good”

    Little Big Town – “Better Man”

    Midland – “Drinkin’ Problem”

    Old Dominion – “Song For Another Time”

  • Collaborative Video of the Year

    P!nk
    P!nk
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    Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country”

    Chris Young feat. Vince Gill – “Sober Saturday Night”

    Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King -  “Different For Girls”

    Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw – “May We All”

    Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – “The Fighter”

    Kenny Chesney with P!nk – “Setting The World On Fire”

  • Breakthrough Video of the Year

    Lauren Alaina
    Lauren Alaina
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    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”

  • CMT Performance of the Year

    Jason Derulo
    Jason Derulo
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    Jason Aldean – “Hicktown” (From CMT Concert of the Summer)

    Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan – “Want To Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)

    John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker – “Pink Houses” (From CMT Crossroads)

    Alicia Keys and Maren Morris – “80s Mercedes” (From CMT Crossroads)

    Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini – “You're Still The One/Any Man of Mine/Man I Feel Like A Woman” (from CMT Artists of the Year)

    Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett - "Close" (From CMT Crossroads)

  • Social Superstar of the Year

    Keith Urban
    Keith Urban
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    Brett Eldredge

    Jake Owen

    Keith Urban

    Kelsea Ballerini

    Lauren Alaina

    Thomas Rhett

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