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From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2018 CMT Music Awards.

Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 8 p.m ET/PT
Location: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena
Television Station: CMT
Hosts: Little Big Town
Performers: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Lina, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Backstreet Boys, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt
Presenters: Backstreet Boys, Bobby Bones, Brett Young, Carly Pearce, Chrissy Metz, Cody Alan, Courtney Force, Dustin Lynch, Garrett Hedlund, Hoda Kotb, Joel McHale, Johnny Knoxville, Kaitlin Doubleday, Katie Cook, Lauren Alaina, Leon Bridges, Lennon Stella, Lindsey Vonn, Luke Combs, Maisy Stella, P.K. Subban, RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland
Fan Voting: Closed on June 4
Tickets: Still available
Notes:

Kelly Clarkson will premiere a new version of The Guess Who’s “American Woman,” the official theme of the upcoming Paramount Network series of the same title.
Little Big Town’s latest single “Summer Fever” is set for release on June 6 with the television debut performance happening on the 2018 CMT Music Awards. The official music video will make its world premiere in a special cross-channel debut on CMT, CMT Music, MTV Live and MTVU the following morning.

Most Wins: Carrie Underwood, 17
Nominees:
Male Video Of The Year

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

Female Video of the Year

Carly Pearce — “Every Little Thing”
Carrie Underwood — “The Champion”
Lauren Alaina — “Doin’ Fine”
Maren Morris — “I Could Use A Love Song”
Miranda Lambert — “Tin Man”
Kelsea Ballerini — “Legends”

Duo Video of the Year

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

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

Breakthrough Video of the Year

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

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

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

Video of the Year

Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton — “Say Something”
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”
Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina — “What Ifs”
Luke Combs — “When It Rains It Pours”
Thomas Rhett — “Marry Me”
Kelsea Ballerini — “Legends”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com


Source: Country Weekly

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