BREAKING: CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

Brett Eldredge appeared on NBC’s Today show on Tuesday (5/9) to help announce the nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Keslea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead this year’s pack with four nominations apiece, while Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan follow closely behind with three nods each. Hosted this year by Nashville star Charles Esten, the CMT Music Awards will take place live from Nashville on June 7 at 8 PM ET.


  • Due to the Nashville Predators advancing in the NHL Playoffs, this year’s CMT Music Awards has been moved from the Bridgestone Arena to the Music City Center across the street.
  • Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett were recently revealed as performers at the show, with additional acts set to be announced soon.
  • Fan voting is currently underway at CMT.com and continues until June 5.


The full list of CMT Music Awards nominees appears below:


Video of the Year


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”


Male Video of the Year


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”


Female Video of the Year


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”


Duo Video of the Year


Big & Rich featuring 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


Eli Young Band, “Saltwater Gospel”

Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”

Old Dominion, “Song for Another Time”


Breakthrough Video of the Year


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”


Collaborative Video of the Year


Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Chris Young featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”

Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”

Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”

Kenny Chesney with P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”


CMT Performance of the Year


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


Brett Eldredge

Jake Owen

Keith Urban

Kelsea Ballerini

Lauren Alaina

Thomas Rhett

Additional Details Revealed for ACM Awards

With the upcoming ACM Awards just days away, the Academy of Country Music has announced the final list of performers, collaborations and special guest presenters at the ceremony. Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion have been added to the show’s lineup of solo performers, while Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris are set to join forces their new duet “Craving You.” Additionally, the presenters taking the stage this year will include Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. Nash Country Daily has the full rundown of ACM Awards performers, collaborations and presenters here.

Old Dominion Scores Gold With Debut Album

A little more than a year after it was released, Old Dominion’s debut studio  album, Meat and Candy,  has earned a Gold certification by the RIAA. The new accolade, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, comes after a successful 2016 for the band and is fitting way to close out the year.


·       The band’s Matthew Ramsey says, “We just tried to make a record that would excite us and that we were proud of. Hearing that it is now certified Gold really shows us that it is resonating with people in much bigger ways than we could have ever expected. We are extremely proud and grateful.”

Old Dominion

Old Dominion is coming to the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, IA on Thursday, March 16th. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $26.75 plus applicable taxes & fees.

“Highway Vagabond Tour” – Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert will hit the road early next year on her newly announced “Highway Vagabond Tour.” The trek will kick off in Evansville, Indiana, on January 26 and will feature special guests Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers along for the ride. Lambert’s tour announcement comes as she gears up for the release of her double album, The Weight Of These Wings, on November 18.


Miranda’s “Highway Vagabond Tour” dates are as follows:


1/26 – Evansville, IN

1/27 – Springfield, MO

1/28 – Kearney, NE

2/2 – Providence, RI

2/3 – Amherst, MA

2/4 – Uncasville, CT

2/23 – Reading, PA

2/24 – Charlottesville, VA

2/25 – Charleston, SC

3/2 – Green Bay, WI

3/3 – Brookings, SD

3/4 – Grand Forks, ND

3/10 – Wichita, KS

3/11 – Tulsa, OK

3/12 – Bossier City, LA

3/17 – St. Paul, MN

3/18 – Rockford, IL

3/19 – Grand Rapids, MI

2016 American Music Awards Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards (AMA) were announced on Monday morning (10/10), with some of country’s hottest stars earning nods at the annual show. Carrie Underwood leads the country pack with three nominations, including a nod in the all-genre Artist of the Year category. Underwood’s other nominations include Favorite Female Artist – Country and Favorite Album – Country for her Storyteller project. Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line were each double nominees at the show, with Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Chris Stapleton, Old Dominion, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw also earning nods. The 2016 American Music Awards will broadcast live on November 20 at 8 PM ET on ABC.




Carrie Underwood



Justin Bieber


Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande


Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd




Luke Bryan

Thomas Rhett

Blake Shelton




Kelsea Ballerini


Carrie Underwood




Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band




Luke BryanKill the Lights

Chris StapletonTraveller

Carrie UnderwoodStoryteller




Florida Georgia Line– “H.O.L.Y.”

Tim McGraw– “Humble And Kind”

Thomas Rhett– “Die A Happy Man”

Old Dominion Debuting on NBC’s Today Show

Old Dominion will make their national morning show debut on NBC’s Today Show with two performances on Monday, December 21st. The band has been tapped to perform their two-week number one debut smash single, “Break Up With Him” from their new album, Meat And Candy, as well as their highly anticipated follow-up single, “Snapback.”


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