2018 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year finalists have been announced: Blake Shelton (“I’ll Name The Dogs”), Brett Young (“Mercy”), Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina (“What Ifs”), Luke Combs (“When It Rains It Pours”) and Thomas Rhett (“Marry Me”) are the contenders – the winner will be selected via Twitter voting. Hosted by Little Big Town, the 2018 CMT Music Awards will be broadcast live from Nashville tonight (June 6) at 8/7C.
Twitter voting is open for this award and will remain open through the live broadcast of tonight’s show. Voting is only available on Twitter. Fans will need to tweet #CMTawards + the artist specific hashtag listed below in order to cast a vote. Both hashtags are required for the vote to count. Here are the five finalists and their voting hashtags:
Blake Shelton, #CMTawards #VoteBlake
Brett Young, #CMTawards #VoteBrett
Kane Brown, #CMTawards #VoteKane
Luke Combs, #CMTawards #VoteLuke
Thomas Rhett, #CMTawards #VoteThomas
Country music’s loudest night will be hosted by three-time nominees Little Big Town, who will also join the list of knockout performers including Blake Shelton; Carrie Underwood; Chris Stapleton; Dan + Shay; Darius Rucker featuring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley; Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne; Florida Georgia Line; Jason Aldean; Kelly Clarkson; Kelsea Ballerini; Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt. Breakthrough artists Carly Pearce, Devin Dawson, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson and Walker Hayes will perform on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.
CMT Music Awards presenters include Backstreet Boys, Brett Young, Bobby Bones, Carley Pearce,Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”), Cody Alan (Radio and TV Personality), Courtney Force (NHRA racing), Dustin Lynch, Garrett Hedlund (“Mudbound,” “Country Strong”), Hoda Kotb (“NBC’s TODAY”), Joel McHale (“The Joel McHale Show”), Jon Pardi,Kaitlin Doubleday (“Nashville”), Katie Cook (TV personality), Keith Urban, Lauren Alaina, Leon Bridges, Lennon Stella (“Nashville”), Lindsey Vonn (US Ski Team), Luke Combs, Maisy Stella (“Nashville”), P.K. Subban (Nashville Predators), RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland.
Country superstar Carrie Underwood, who holds the title of most “CMT Music Awards” wins with 17, looks to add to her trophy case and defend her crown against superstars Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean, who are tied with Underwood for the most nominations with four each. Other artists with multiple nominations include “2018 CMT Music Awards” hosts Little Big Town (3), Chris Stapleton (3), Lauren Alaina (3), Thomas Rhett (3), Bebe Rexha (2), Blake Shelton (2), Brothers Osborne (2), Carly Pearce (2), Dan + Shay (2), Danielle Bradbery(2), Justin Timberlake (2), Kane Brown (2), Keith Urban (2), Kelsea Ballerini (2), Lady Antebellum (2), LANco (2), Ludacris (2) and Maren Morris (2).
Artists with first-time nominations this year include Andra Day, Backstreet Boys, Bebe Rexha, Carly Pearce, Common, Derek Trucks, Devin Dawson, High Valley, Justin Timberlake, LANco, Ludacris, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes, and the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire.
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