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2016 CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Cam
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The 2016 CMT Music Awards nominees are out, with the first round of nominations announced Monday morning (May 9) on Today with the help from Thomas Rhett.

Most of country music’s big players are up for Video of the Year, including Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood. In addition, freshman acts like Cam and Rhett are included in the category. Shelton, Urban, Bryan and Rhett are also up for Male Video of the Year, with Cam, Underwood, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves nominated for Female Video, among others.

The CMT Performance of the Year category — the awards show’s most unique — highlights performances from their own Crossroads series in addition to other noteworthy live deliveries from the past year.

The 2016 awards show will air via CMT on June 8. You can vote once per category from now until June 6 at 12:01AM ET at CMT.com.

2016 CMT Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
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”
Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, “Sangria”
Eric Church, “Like a Wrecking Ball”
Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deer, John 3:16″
Luke Bryan, “Kick the Dust Up”
Sam Hunt, “Break Up in a Small Town”
Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”

Female Video of the Year
Jana Kramer, “I Got the Boy”
Kacey Musgraves, “Biscuits”
Cam, “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Dibs”
Maren Morris, “My Church”

Group/Duo Video of the Year
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
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
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis, “Girl Crush”
Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd, “What’s Your Name”
Jennifer Nettles and Cheap Trick, “I Want You to Want Me”
Chris Stapleton, “Nobody to Blame”
Darius Rucker, “Alright”

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