Kane Brown & Sarah Hyland to Host CMT Music Awards

Kane Brown & Sarah Hyland to Host CMT Music Awards

CMT announced its first set of hosts for the 2020 CMT Music Awards on Oct. 21: Kane Brown and actress Sarah Hyland, who is best known for playing Haley on Modern Family. Two additional hosts will be announced soon.

“The CMT Music Awards have always been about bringing the fans and their favorite artists together to celebrate,” says Kane. “I have so many great memories of the show—from watching as a fan at home to accepting my first industry award win on the CMT stage. I‘m excited to join this year as a first-time host and can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing performances that are lined up this year.”

“I’m so excited to be co-hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards this year,” adds Sarah. “Fans are the backbone of music and art; without them we would never be able to do what we love. I can’t wait to see what happens at this year’s show and who the fans vote for. Congratulations to all the nominees!”

The fan-voted CMT Awards hand out annual awards in a number of categories, including Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, Breakthrough Video of the Year and more. The show will air on CMT, with a six-network simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.

Performers include Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Caylee Hammack, Hardy, Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Riley Green and Travis Denning.

Fan voting is open now and continues until 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 12.

The Top 5 Video of the Year finalists will be revealed on Oct. 12, with extended voting continuing through Oct. 16 to determine the winner in that category.

The show will celebrate country music’s biggest stars with outdoor performances in and around Music City. Tune in to CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop or TV Land on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. CT.

Nominations: 2020 CMT Music Awards

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 on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 and announced in-show.

  • Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • Keith Urban – “Polaroid”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
  • Little Big Town – “Sugar Coat”
  • Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
  • Old Dominion – “Some People Do”
  • Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
  • Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”
  • The Chicks -“Gaslighter”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

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

  • Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
  • Maren Morris – “The Bones”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”

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

  • Jason Aldean – “Got What I Got”
  • Luke Bryan – “One Margarita”
  • Luke Combs – “Even Though I’m Leaving”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Chasin’ You (Dream Video)”
  • Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

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

  • Lady A – “Champagne Night”
  • Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • Midland – “Cheatin’ Songs (Live From the Palomino)”
  • Old Dominion – “One Man Band”
  • The Chicks – “Gaslighter”
  • The Highwomen – “Crowded Table”

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

  • Brothers Osborne – “All Night (Studio Performance)”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Blessings”
  • LOCASH – “One Big Country Song”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Die From A Broken Heart”

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

  • Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
  • Caylee Hammack – “Family Tree”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Ingrid Andress – “More Hearts Than Mine”
  • Riley Green – “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”
  • Travis Denning – “After a Few”

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

  • Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You”
  • Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
  • Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”
  • Kane Brown featuring Nelly – “Cool Again”
  • Marshmello and Kane Brown – “One Thing Right”
  • Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi – “Beer Can’t Fix”

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)

  • CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs – “Brand New Man”
  • CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young – “Drowning”
  • CMT Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini – “Graveyard”
  • CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt – “Fancy”
  • CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton – “Tell Me When It’s Over”

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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