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See the 2017 CMT Music Awards Nominees and Vote For Your Favorites!

Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and More Compete For Highest Honors

LIVE From Nashville on Wednesday, June 7 at 8PM ET/PT

Voting Begins Today at CMT.com

NASHVILLE – May 9, 2017 – Breakout stars Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett will face off against country music heavyweight Keith Urban at the fan-voted “2017 CMT Music Awards,” hosted by Nashville’s Charles Esten, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm ET/PT. The country stars, who top this year’s nominations with four each, will go head-to-head in categories including “Video of the Year,” “Male Video of the Year” and “Female Video of the Year,” as well as “Social Superstar of the Year,” celebrating this year’s most creative, social media-savvy icon. Carrie Underwood, who holds the title of most “CMT Music Awards” wins, nabs three nominations this year, along with Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan.

The competition for the night’s biggest award, the highly-coveted “Video of the Year” features fourteen powerhouse players. Six-time winner Carrie Underwood faces off with returning nominees Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley (with first-time nominee Elle King), Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett and first-timers CMA 50th anniversary collaborators Artists of Then, Now & Forever, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi and Kelsea Ballerini. The top seven “Video of the Year” nominees will be announced live on air at the beginning of the show, and fans will be able to vote live for the winner.

“CMT Performance of the Year” brings together artists from diverse musical backgrounds, spotlighting the growing presence of country music crossovers. The eclectic roster includes collaborations with pop-superstars Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, P!nk, R&B/soul legends Alicia Keys and Jill Scott, and seasoned rockstar John Mellencamp.

Artists with first-time “CMT Music Awards” nominations this year include Brett Young, Chris Young, Jon Pardi and Midland.

Fan voting begins today at CMT.com and continues until 12:01am ET on Monday, June 5th. Superstar show performances revealed last week include Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Known for its ability to break new artists and unparalleled collaborations with music superstars spanning all genres, the “CMT Music Awards” routinely outpaces itself and the competition as the industry’s most evocative fan-fueled trendsetting event. Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the hottest night in country music attracting nearly 4 million fans, its biggest to date, across a three network simulcast (CMT, TV Land and Nick@Nite) up +20% from the prior year. The awards also lit up social media with #CMTawards trending worldwide for 5 hours to rank as the #1 Series/Special on Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for the day.

The nominees for the 2017 CMT MUSIC AWARDS are:

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.

  • 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
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • 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
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • 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
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • 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
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

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

  • 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”

COLLABORATION VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • 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”

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)

  • 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, Thomas Rhett and Danielle Bradbery – “Close” (From CMT Crossroads)

SOCIAL SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR
Most creative and engaging social media posts by an artist; awarded to the artist

  • Brett Eldredge
  • Jake Owen
  • Keith Urban
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Thomas Rhett

For more information, follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.

To request press credentials for the 2017 CMT Music Awards, please visit cmtmusicawardspress.com.

 

About CMT

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Perform “Speak To A Girl” on the ACM Awards!

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are Country Music Royalty and when it comes to marriage goals, it doesn’t get any better than performing with your spouse in front of all your friends! They sure made heart swoons and it was so great to have Hill back on stage again! She was so giddy with excitement she jumped up and down before her and McGraw embraced each other and started kissing on stage! Check out the adorable photos and the meaning behind the song!

See All The Winners of the 52nd ACM Awards!

The 52nd Annual Awards took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV April 2, 2017. Below is a list of winners. *This list will be updated as the show goes on!

 

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

 

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band

 

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Lady Antebellum

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Kane Brown

Chris Janson

Chris Lane

Jon Pardi 

 

Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Lauren Alaina

Cam

Brandy Clark

Maren Morris

 

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

A Thousand Horses

 

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

LoCash

Maddie & Tae

See Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and More Rehearsing for the ACM Awards!

   FINAL LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS FOR THE

52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, hosts for the second consecutive year of THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ACM Awards® will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 

WHAT:                 The 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

WHO:                   PERFORMERS INCLUDE: Jason AldeanBackstreet BoysKelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lauren Daigle, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

 

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Lauren Alaina, Ty Bentli, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Derek Carr, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, David Copperfield, Ronnie Dunn, Julian Edelman, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy ShieldsRob Stone,  Bubba Wallace and Storme Warren.

 

ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES INCLUDE: Cast of ABSINTHE, American Young, Kayla Adams, Trace Adkins, DJ Bad Ash, Drew Baldridge, Frankie Ballard, Tucker Beathard, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Bailey Bryan, Cam, Chase Bryant, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Ross Copperman, Easton Corbin, Adam Craig, Billy Currington, Luke Dick, Russell Dickerson, Dean Dillon, DJ Du, Clare Dunn, Eli Young Band, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Charles Esten, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, AJ Gibson, Cory Gierman, Ashley Gorley, Robby Hayes, Walker Hayes, HISH, Lucas Hoge, Ryan Hurd, Tony Jackson, Jessie James Decker, Chris Janson, Matt Jenkins, Ryan Kinder, Luke Laird, Chris Lane, Olivia Lane, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, Hillary Lindsey, LOCASH, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Lori McKenna, Alyssa Micaela, William Michael Morgan, Jackson Michelson, Midland, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Erica Nicole, Jerrod Niemann, Josh Osborne, Shawn Parr, Eric Paslay, Trick Pony, Cassadee Pope, Stephanie Quayle, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, The Swon Brothers, A Thousand Horses, Josh Turner, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Morgan Wallen, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young, Chris Young and more.  

                            

 

                   

WHEN:                 Sunday, April 2, 2017

                                8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/Delayed PT – 52nd ACM Awards® Live Telecast on CBS

 

WHERE:               T-Mobile Arena, 3780 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119

MORE:                  The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at ACMawards.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments or via @ACMawards

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

 

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba, Carrie Underwood and More to Perform at the ACM Awards!

LAUREN DAIGLE, FAITH HILL, SAM HUNT, TIM MCGRAW, RASCAL FLATTS,

REBA MCENTIRE, THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS STAPLETON, COLE SWINDELL,

CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ON THE

“52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

 

“52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” TO AIR LIVE

FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBS

 

Encino, CA (March 22, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music announced today additional performers to join this year’s stellar lineup for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The newly added performers include Lauren Daigle, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGrawRascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea BalleriniDierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet BoysLady AntebellumKelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big TownMaren Morris, and Jon Pardi.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming days. For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com orhttp://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music.

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.