Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean Lead Nominations for 2018 CMT Music Awards

Little Big Town is also tapped to host the show this year.

The nominees are here for the 2018 CMT Music Awards and the lineup is the most diverse yet!

Spanning the worlds of country, pop, hip-hop, Americana, and R&B, top nominees this year include Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, and Jason Aldean with four nominations. One thing that really makes this year’s show stand out is that artists like Bebe Rexha, Justin Timberlake, and Ludacris are up for the highest honor of the night, Video of the Year, and they aren’t even country.

According to a press statement from CMT, the diverse nominations “follow renewed ratings growth and critical acclaim for CMT music specials and events due in part to a creative refresh featuring current and genre-bending artist pairings and pro-social elements.”

Seeing artists from all genres come together for country music’s loudest night is not the only thing we’re looking forward to. One of our favorite country groups to date, Little Big Town, are hosting the award show for the first time!

You can vote for your favorite videos on CMT.com now and make sure to see who wins by tuning in to the 2018 CMT Music Awards Wednesday, June 6th @ 8/7c on CMT.

The nominees for the 2018 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.

  • Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line  “Meant To Be”
  • Blake Shelton – “I’ll Name The Dogs”
  • Brett Young – “Mercy”
  • Brothers Osborne – “It Ain’t My Fault”
  • Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – “The Champion”
  • Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
  • Jason Aldean – “You Make It Easy”
  • Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something”
  • Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Legends”
  • Luke Combs – “When It Rains It Pours”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me”

 

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Blake Shelton  “I’ll Name The Dogs”
  • Dustin Lynch – “Small Town Boy”
  • Jason Aldean – “You Make It Easy”
  • Jon Pardi – “Heartache On The Dance Floor”
  • Luke Bryan – “Light It Up”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me”

 

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

 

  • Carly Pearce – “Every Little Thing”
  • Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – “The Champion”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Legends”
  • Lauren Alaina – “Doin’ Fine”
  • Maren Morris – “I Could Use A Love Song”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man” From 2017 ACM Awards

 

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Big & Rich – “California”
  • Brothers Osborne – “It Ain’t My Fault”
  • Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Smooth”
  • High Valley – “She’s With Me”
  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – “Speak To A Girl”

 

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Lady Antebellum – “You Look Good”
  • LANco – “Greatest Love Story”
  • Little Big Town – “When Someone Stops Loving You”
  • Midland – “Make A Little”
  • Old Dominion – “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart”
  • Rascal Flatts – “Yours If You Want It”
  • Zac Brown Band – “My Old Man”

 

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Carly Pearce – “Every Little Thing”
  • Danielle Bradbery – “Sway”
  • Devin Dawson – “All On Me”
  • LANco – “Greatest Love Story”
  • Russell Dickerson – “Yours”
  • Walker Hayes – “You Broke Up With Me”

 

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”
  • Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – “The Champion”
  • Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley – “Flatliner”
  • Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something”
  • Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs”
  • Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris – “Craving You”

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)

  • From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year: Andra Day, Common, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery – “Stand Up For Something”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line – “Everybody”
  • From 2017 CMT Music Awards: Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Derek Trucks – “Midnight Rider”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Earth, Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum – “September”
  • From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year: Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town – “I Won’t Back Down”
  • From 2017 CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – “The Fighter”

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.