2016 CMT Music Awards: #SocialSuperstar Nominees Revealed

Voting Underway in New Category for June 8 Awards Show

Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Lindsay Ell, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and Blake Shelton are the new nominees for the 2016 CMT Music Awards’ inaugural #SocialSuperstar category.

The award honors acts who use social media to stay connected with fans through several platforms and apps.

Fans can vote for their favorites in the category via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CMTAwards with the artist’s tag, #VoteKelsea, #VoteBrett, #VoteLindsay, #VoteJake, #VoteThomas or #VoteBlake. Voting will continue through the show, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET next Wednesday (June 8) with co-hosts Erin Andrews and J.J. Watt.

Shelton and Rhett are now tied for the most CMT Music Award nominations with Carrie Underwood, Cam and Chris Stapleton with three nominations each.