Everything You Need to Know About the CMT Awards, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

Everything You Need to Know About the CMT Awards, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2019 CMT Music Awards.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 5
  • Time: 7 p.m CT
  • Location: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena
  • Television Station: CMT
  • Hosts: Little Big Town
  • Performers: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Boyz II Men, Brandi Carlile, Brett Young, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Trombone Shorty, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Cole Swindell, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen, Runaway June and Tenille Townes
  • Collaborations: Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker; Brett Young and Boyz II Men; Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty; Toby Keith and Cole Swindell; and Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris
  • Presenters: Bobby Bones, Brantley Gilbert, Carly Pearce, Chris Sullivan, Cody Alan, Hunter Hayes, Jessie James Decker, Jimmie Allen, Julia Michaels, JWoww, Kate Bosworth, Katie Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Michael Ray, Michelle Monaghan, Midland, Sarah Hyland and Trisha Yearwood
  • Fan Voting: Closes on June 4, 11:59 p.m. CT.
  • Notes: Finalists for Video of the Year will be announced on the morning of June 5, with voting taking place via social media.
  • Nominees

Video of the Year: Best video of the year; awarded to the artist and the video director.

Fan voting via Twitter trimmed the initial 14 nominees down to the five finalists.

Fans can now vote via Twitter for their favorite finalist by using #CMTawards with the artist-specific hashtag below (both hashtags are required for the vote to count). Voting will remain open through the live broadcast of tonight’s show, which begins at 7 p.m. CT.

  • Finalists
  • Carrie Underwood – “Cry Pretty” – #VoteCarrie
  • Kane Brown – “Good as You” – #VoteKane
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home” – #VoteKeith
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More” – #VoteKelsea
  • Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me” – #VoteLuke
  • Initial Nominees
  • Carrie Underwood – “Cry Pretty”
  • Chris Janson – “Drunk Girl”
  • Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
  • Eric Church – “Desperate Man”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”
  • Kane Brown – “Good as You”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
  • Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”
  • Maren Morris – “GIRL”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Male Video of the Year: Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”
  • Eric Church – “Desperate Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Kane Brown – “Lose It”
  • Kenny Chesney – “Get Along”
  • Luke Bryan – “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Life Changes”

Female Video of the Year: Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
  • Carly Pearce – “Closer To You”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Love Wins”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
  • Maren Morris – “GIRL”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Keeper of the Flame”

Duo of the Year: Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
  • LOCASH – “Feels Like A Party”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Friends Don’t”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

Group Video of the Year: Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Eli Young Band – “Love Ain’t”
  • LANCO – “Born to Love You”
  • Little Big Town – “Summer Fever”
  • Midland – “Burn Out”
  • Old Dominion – “Hotel Key”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Breakthrough Video of the Year: Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)”
  • Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”
  • Jordan Davis – “Take It From Me”
  • Mitchell Tenpenny – “Drunk Me”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”
  • Runaway June – “Buy My Own Drinks”
  • Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter”

Collaborative Video of the Year: Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens In A Small Town”
  • Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – “Straight To Hell”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

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)

  • Boyz II Men and Brett Young – “Motownphilly” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – “Beautiful Crazy” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – (“You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman” (2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – “Let You Be Right” (CMT Crossroads)
  • Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight – “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes – “Keep Me In Mind” (CMT Crossroads)

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington