Carrie Underwood Takes the Lead with 5 CMT Music Awards Nominations – Full List Inside! (#CMTawards)

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CMTtoday announced the nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, the loudest night in country music, airing live from Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena onWednesday, June 10that 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

On the heels of winning last years coveted video of the year, country superstarCarrie Underwoodis in contention once again leading the pack with five nominations including two for Video of The Year (Something in The Water and Somethin Bad withMiranda Lambert), two for Female Video of the Year (Little Toy Guns and Something In The Water), and Collaborative Video of the Year, (Somethin Bad with Miranda Lambert). Close behind areLady AntebellumandKennyChesney,garnering four each. Voting begins now atCMT.comand continues until Monday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m.ET.

In addition to the lineup of popular country artists vying for awards, this years CMT Performance of the Year nominees span a myriad of genres. Pop royaltyKaty Perryis nominated for her duet performance of Roar withKacey Musgravesfrom CMT Crossroads, as is nine-time Grammy Award-winning artistJohn Legendand rock iconBob Seger. Additionally, rapper-singer-songwriterAloe Blaccis nominated for Wake Me Up, performed with Lady Antebellum at CMTs Ultimate Kickoff Party.

CMT turned to a multiplatform rollout for todays big announcement. The nominees were revealed in a series of phases kicking off at the TODAY show with a performance byLady Antebellum. The trio debuted their new single Long Stretch of Love and announced nominees for the following categories: Male of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video of the Year. Nominations continued to rollout on social media, withLuke BryanandCarrie Underwood, announcing Group Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year, respectively, via their social media accounts. Nashville locals got into the action from hot spots around Music City to announce Duo Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year and Performance Video of the year, via CMTsFacebook,InstagramandTwitteraccounts.

Performers, presenters and this years host will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the show will go on saleSaturday, May 16at 11 am CST at all Ticketmaster outlets and Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

The nominees for the 2015 CMT Music Awards are:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director.? Final nominees announced during live telecast, with final voting held online atCMT.comduring the show.

  • Carrie Underwood Something In The Water
  • Darius Rucker Homegrown Honey
  • Dierks Bentley Drunk On A Plane
  • Florida Georgia Line Dirt
  • Jason Aldean Burnin’ It Down
  • Kenny Chesney American Kids
  • Lady Antebellum Bartender
  • Lee Brice I Don’t Dance
  • Luke Bryan Play It Again
  • Maddie & Tae Girl In A Country Song
  • Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood Somethin’ Bad
  • Sam Hunt Leave The Night On

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Dierks Bentley Drunk On A Plane
  • Eric Church Talladega
  • Jason Aldean Burnin’ It Down
  • Keith Urban Somewhere In My Car
  • Kenny Chesney American Kids
  • Luke Bryan Play It Again

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Carrie Underwood Little Toy Guns
  • Carrie Underwood Something In The Water
  • Lee Ann Womack The Way I’m Livin’
  • Miranda Lambert Little Red Wagon
  • RaeLynn God Made Girls
  • Reba Going Out Like That

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • A Thousand Horses Smoke
  • Eli Young Band Dust
  • Lady Antebellum Bartender
  • Little Big Town Day Drinking
  • The Band Perry Chainsaw
  • Zac Brown Band All Alright

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Big & Rich Look At You
  • Brothers Osborne Rum
  • Florida Georgia Line Dirt
  • Florida Georgia Line Sun Daze
  • Maddie & Tae Girl In A Country Song
  • The Swon Brothers Later On

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)

  • Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe Lonely Tonight
  • Brantley Gilbert feat. Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett Small Town Throwdown
  • Jennifer Nettles feat. Brandy Clark His Hands
  • Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter Wild Child
  • Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood Somethin’ Bad
  • Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill Meanwhile Back At Mamas

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • Bob Seger and Jason Aldean Turn The Page from CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger and Jason Aldean
  • Brett Eldredge Beat of the Music from CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party
  • John Legend and Lee Ann Womack You & I (Nobody In The World) from CMT Crossroads
  • Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves Roar from Crossroads
  • Keith Urban It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World from 2014 CMT Artists of the Year
  • Kenny Chesney American Kids from Instant Jam
  • Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc Wake Me Up from CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party
  • Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton Drink A Beer from 2014 CMT Artists of the Year

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Chase Rice Gonna Wanna Tonight
  • Frankie Ballard Sunshine & Whiskey
  • Kelsea Ballerini Love Me Like You Mean It
  • Maddie & Tae Girl In A Country Song
  • RaeLynn God Made Girls
  • Sam Hunt Leave The Night On

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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