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The nominees for the 2019 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 the morning of the show, with final voting held on social media during the live telecast.

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 VIDEO 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 (From CMT Crossroads)”

● Luke Combs  and Leon Bridges –“Beautiful Crazy (From CMT Crossroads)” 

● Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile –“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)”

● Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor –“Let You Be Right (From CMT Crossroads)”

● Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight –”I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)

● Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes –“Keep Me In Mind (From CMT Crossroads)”

Returning for the second consecutive year, award-winning musical talent Little Big Town will serve as hosts for the eveningwhen the “2019 CMT Music Awards” premieres LIVE from Nashville next month.

-Nancy Brooks