Video of the Year
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Male Video of the Year
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
Duo Video of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Group Video of the Year
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Breakthrough Video of the Year
Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
Collaborative Video of the Year
Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”
CMT Performance of the Year
Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)
Social Superstar of the Year
The list of performers at the upcoming 2017 CMT Music Awards has grown with the addition of Kelsea Ballerini and Little Big Town to the lineup. The show will include previously announced performances Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett, with all-star collaborations by The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum with Earth, Wind & Fire.
- 2017 CMT Music Awardswill air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:00 PM ET on CMT.
- Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
Thursday (5/25) marked the 12th anniversary of Carrie Underwood being crowned champion of American Idol, and she took to Instagram to reflect on what that fateful day meant to her. Underwood shared several throwback pictures from the day she won on Instagram, saying, “12 years later and I’m still not sure how it all happened to me! 12 years ago today, my dreams came true and life has been a dream ever since! I am beyond blessed and so thankful!”
The Grand Ole Opry has announced their star-studded lineup hitting the stage as they kick off CMA Music Fest Week with back-to-back shows on June 6. The two evening shows will include acts such as Carrie Underwood, Dustin Lynch, Del McCoury and Bill Anderson, with the kick-off celebration also featuring a free Opry Plaza performance by Parmalee earlier in the afternoon.
· CMA Music Fest Week will also include previously announced performances by Blake Shelton, Steve Wariner, Trace Adkins, Charley Pride, Roy Clark, Oak Ridge Boys, Scotty McCreery, Brandy Clark and Sara Evans.
On this day in 2011, Scotty McCreery won FOX’s “American Idol. He would go on to sing “Live Like You Were Dying” on the episode with Tim McGraw. Runner-up Lauren Alaina dueted with Carrie Underwood on “Before He Cheats”.
Several all-star collaborations have been announced for the upcoming 2017 CMT Music Awards, including cross-genre pairings from Florida Georgia Line with The Chainsmokers as well as Lady Antebellum with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. The night will also include superstars Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood performing live together for the first time on any CMT stage.
· These acts will join previously announced performers Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett from Nashville’s Music City Center on June 7 at 8 PM ET. Additional performers will be announced soon.
Nobody wants to be the fifth wheel on a double date, but Brett Eldredge made an exception on Monday night (5/22) so he could hang out with Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and their wives at the Nashville Predators’ home playoff game. Rhett shared a picture of the all-star squad at the Bridgestone Arena after the big win, writing, “Solid crew tonight… headed to the cup.” Eldredge shared the same picture the next day, saying, “I’ll 5th wheel with this crew any day…”
- Brett and Thomas were only a few of the country stars who made it out to the big game, including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and more.
- The Preds are moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals next week.
After a thrilling game of hockey against the Anaheim Ducks, the Nashville Predators are heading to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Preds finished the game 6-3 to win their Western Conference Finals series 4 games to 2.
Several country stars took to Twitter to react to the epic win:
Carrie Underwood: “Going to the finals! #StanleyCupPlayoffs #PredsPride” https://twitter.com/carrieunderwood/status/866858138120704000
Carrie Underwood: “Wow…this crowd is amazing!!!! Oh yeah, the team isn’t too bad, either! https://www.instagram.com/p/BUa2rIAlupb/?taken-by=carrieunderwood
Chris Young: “HOLY CRAP @PredsNHL #LETSGETTHATCUP”
Jimi Westbrook: “STANLEY CUP FINALS!!! Go preds! Go preds! @PredsNHL @NHL”
Thompson Square: “Bring it on home boys!!!!!”
John Rich: “Congrats @PredsNHL WOW!!! June is gonna be INSANE! #predators #Preds”
Dan Smyers: “Congrats @PredsNHL! Proud to live in Nashville + see the city so fired up. Now, if the @penguins win, who the hell do I root for?”
Scotty McCreery: “CMA Fest + Stanley Cup Finals… Nashville is about to be wilddd!”
Lindsay Ell: “This. Is. Crazy. #PREDS”
Canaan Smith: “PREDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! #predswin #predators”
Brothers Osborne: “…Finals.”
Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as part of their Class of 2017. The Checotah native will be honored by her home state during an induction ceremony in Oklahoma City on November 16, which will be emceed by past Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth. Underwood joins previously-inducted country stars such as Toby Keith, Reba, Blake Shelton and more.
- Carrie says, “I’ve always been proud to say I’m from Oklahoma. The people, culture, and environment molded me into the person I am today. It’s such an honor to be recognized among such great company by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!”
- In addition to being honored at the formal induction ceremony, the 2017 Honorees will also have their portraits unveiled at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.