13 Reasons We’re Excited About the 2016 CMT Music Awards

The Big Night Is Almost Here

We’re just one day away from Wednesday’s (June 8th) 2016 CMT Music Awards, and we can hardly contain our excitement.

Seriously. We’re like this.

But how do we pass the time until 8 p.m. ET/PT tomorrow? Counting up everything we can’t wait to see, of course.

  1. The Opening

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    The show opening never disappoints, and Kellie Pickler gave us a little preview of what to expect this year.
  2. Cam and Fifth Harmony‘s Collab

    Two words: Girl power.

  3. Cassadee Pope with Leona Lewis and Pitbull
    The CMT Awards are always home to some amazing collaborations, and this one will be nothing short of epic.
  4. Carrie Underwood‘s Pipes

    Let’s face it, Underwood always brings it when it comes to award shows, and we know the CMT Awards will be no exception.

  5. The Firestone Stage

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    They may be newbies to the country music world, but we’re 100 percent positive Michael Ray, Maren Morris, LOCASH and Brothers Osborne are going to crush it.
  6. Crowning The First CMT #SocialSuperstar

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    For the first time ever, we are awarding an artist for their phenomenal social media presence. Click here for details on how to vote.
  7. The Hosts

    We’re so happy to see Erin Andrews back for a second year of hosting, and we know J.J. Watt will be hilarious.

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    Just announced today, Pharrell will join Little Big Town in what is sure to be an unforgettable performance.
  9. Wasted Time

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    Keith Urban just started out his ripCord tour with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris, and this trio is giving us a special preview tomorrow night.
  10. The Outside Performers

    Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett are going to take the party outside of Bridgestone Arena, right on to Broadway.

  11. Different for Girls

    Ever since we heard the track on Bentley‘s new album “Black,” we’ve been praying to see him and Elle King duet live. Looks like we will finally get the chance.

  12. The Video of the Year

    The final five nominees will be announced tomorrow (June 8), and voting will be open throughout the show.

Don’t miss the CMT Music Awards tomorrow night (June 8) at 8p.m. ET/PT.

Writer and social-ite for CMT, lover of all things Nashville, and firm believer that Ross and Rachel were not on a break.