CMT Music Awards Nominations: The Complete List

9:30 AM 5/9/2016

by Natalie Stone

The fan-selected country music awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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The CMT Music Awards announced its 2016 nominations list Monday, with Carrie Underwood and first-time nominees Chris Stapleton and Cam topping the list with three noms each.

Fan voting for the country music awards begins today on CMT.com and will continue through June 6 at 12:01 a.m. ET. The fan-selected CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

CMT will reveal this year’s host, performers, presenters and more in the coming weeks.

See the full list of nominees below.

  • 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.

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    Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
    Cam –  “Burning House”
    Carrie Underwood –  “Smoke Break”
    Chris Stapleton –  “Fire Away”
    Florida Georgia Line –  “Sippin’ On Fire”
    Jason Aldean –  “Tonight Looks Good On You”
    Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
    Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
    Luke Bryan - “Strip It Down”
    Sam Hunt – “Break Up In A Small Town”0
    Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”
    Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”

  • MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Best video by a male artist, awarded to the artist.

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    Blake Shelton   – “Sangria”
    Eric Church – “Like A Wrecking Ball” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
    Keith Urban –   “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
    Luke Bryan – “Kick The Dust Up” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
    Sam Hunt – “Break Up In A Small Town”
    Thomas Rhett    – “Die A Happy Man”

  • FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Best video by a female artist, awarded to the artist.

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    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

    Best video by a group or duo, awarded to the artists.

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    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

    Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album, awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo).

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    Brothers Osborne – “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

    Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT, awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo).

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    Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis – “Girl Crush” (From 2015 CMT Artists of The Year)
    Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd     – “What's Your Name” (From CMT Crossroads)
    Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” (From CMT Instant Jam)
    Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles – “I Want You To Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)
    Chris Stapleton – “Nobody To Blame” (From CMT Artists of the Year)
    Darius Rucker – “Alright”(From CMT Instant Jam)

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