CMT Music Awards Add New Artists on Nationwide Insurance Stage

The CMT Music Awards have added Lee Brice, Colt Ford, Hunter Hayes, the JaneDear Girls, Thompson Square and CMT’s Next Superstar finalists Matt Mason and Steven Clawson for performances on the Nationwide Insurance stage. In addition, the company will bestow the Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award to country music’s best new live act as determined by the fans. Nominees are Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Colt Ford, The Band Perry and Josh Thompson. NASCAR driver and Nationwide Insurance customer Dale Earnhardt Jr. will reveal the winner. The CMT Music Awards will air live on Wednesday (June 8) at 8 p.m. ET/PT.