CMT Music Awards: Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band Lead Nominees

8:25 AM 5/7/2019

by Annie Howard

The CMT Music Awards, hosted by Little Big Town, will air Wednesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert
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The 2019 CMT Music Awards announced its nominees this morning, recognizing the best in country music. Winners are selected through fan voting, now open on vote.cmt.com and continues until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 4.

Nominees also include artists from the pop, soul and R&B genres, such as Boyz II Men, Leon Bridges, Gladys Knight and Shawn Mendes, all of whom are first-time nominees this year.

Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert and Zac Brown Band all earned three nominations, while artists with more than one nomination include Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Julia Michaels, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.

Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Julia Michaels, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen, Runaway June and Tenille Towns all picked up their first CMT Music Award nominations.

The CMT Music Awards, hosted by Little Big Town, will air Wednesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET. A full list of nominees follows.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Luke Combs had three CMT Music Awards nominations when he actually only received two nods.

  • 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 the morning of the show, with final voting held on social media during the live telecast.

    Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood
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    Carrie Underwood – "Cry Pretty"
    Chris Janson – "Drunk Girl"
    Cole Swindell – "Break Up in the End"
    Dan + Shay – "Speechless"
    Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – "Burning Man"
    Eric Church – "Desperate Man"
    Florida Georgia Line – "Simple"
    Kacey Musgraves – "Rainbow"
    Kane Brown – "Good as You"
    Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – "Coming Home"
    Kelsea Ballerini – "Miss Me More"
    Luke Combs – "She Got the Best of Me"
    Maren Morris – "GIRL"
    Zac Brown Band – "Someone I Used To Know"

  • Male Video of the Year

    Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

    Luke Bryan
    Luke Bryan
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    Cole Swindell – "Break Up in the End"
    Eric Church – "Desperate Man"
    Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – "Drowns The Whiskey"
    Kane Brown – "Lose It"
    Kenny Chesney – "Get Along"
    Luke Bryan – "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset"
    Thomas Rhett – "Life Changes"

  • Female Video of the Year

    Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

    Kacey Musgraves
    Kacey Musgraves
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    Brandi Carlile – "The Joke"
    Carly Pearce – "Closer To You"
    Carrie Underwood – "Love Wins"
    Kacey Musgraves – "Space Cowboy"
    Kelsea Ballerini – "Miss Me More"
    Maren Morris – "GIRL"
    Miranda Lambert – "Keeper of the Flame"

  • Duo Video of the Year

    Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

    Brothers Osborne
    Brothers Osborne
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    Brothers Osborne – "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)"
    Dan + Shay – "Speechless"
    Florida Georgia Line – "Simple"
    LOCASH – "Feels Like A Party"
    Maddie & Tae – "Friends Don't"
    Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – "Babe"

  • Group Video of the Year

    Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

    Little Big Town
    Little Big Town
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    Eli Young Band – "Love Ain't"
    LANCO – "Born to Love You"
    Little Big Town – "Summer Fever"
    Midland – "Burn Out"
    Old Dominion – "Hotel Key"
    Zac Brown Band – "Someone I Used To Know"

  • Breakthrough Video of the Year

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

    Ashley McBryde
    Ashley McBryde
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    Ashley McBryde – "Girl Goin' Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)"
    Jimmie Allen – "Best Shot"
    Jordan Davis – "Take It From Me"
    Mitchell Tenpenny – "Drunk Me"
    Morgan Wallen – "Whiskey Glasses"
    Runaway June – "Buy My Own Drinks"
    Tenille Townes – "Somebody's Daughter"
  • Collaborative Video of the Year

    Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

    Taylor Swift with Sugarland
    Taylor Swift with Sugarland
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    Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – "What Happens In A Small Town"
    Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – "Straight To Hell"
    Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – "Burning Man"
    Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – "Drowns The Whiskey"
    Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – "Coming Home"
    Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – "Babe"

  • 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)

    Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes
    Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes
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    Boyz II Men and Brett Young – "Motownphilly (From CMT Crossroads)"
    Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – "Beautiful Crazy (From CMT Crossroads)"
    Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)"
    Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – "Let You Be Right (From CMT Crossroads)"
    Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight – "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
    Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes – "Keep Me In Mind (From CMT Crossroads)"