The star-studded lineup was announced Tuesday morning (May 19). Additional performers, presenters and the host for the loudest night in country music will be revealed in the weeks to come.
The awards show will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Underwood is the frontrunner with five awards nominations, including two in the video of the year category for “Something in the Water” and “Somethin’ Bad,” the latter a collaboration with Miranda Lambert. Underwood also received two nominations for video of the year — for “Little Toy Guns” and “Something in the Water”). She and Lambert also picked up a collaborative video of the year nod for “Somethin’ Bad.”
Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney followed with an impressive four nominations each. Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean earned a respective three nominations, while Keith Urban and Luke Bryan both scored two nods.
To celebrate the upcoming performances, CMT will be airing nominee videos during morning music hours, while CMT Pure, CMT’s 24-hour music channel, will feature nomination blocks by category throughout the day. In addition, CMT Radio will feature performer interviews on both CMT After Midnite and CMT Radio Live.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com through June 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET to determine the winners. The six finalists for video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can then vote at CMT.com throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.