Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie & Tae, Frankie Ballard & RaeLynn to Perform at the 2015 CMT Music Awards

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The star-studded2015 CMT Music Awardslineup is being pumped up with the addition of talented new acts, including:A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie and Tae,andRaeLynn.Presented by eighth-consecutive-year sponsorNationwide,the country music stars will be performing on the sponsors branded stage at the event. The 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will broadcast LIVE from Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena onWednesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, and will air on CMT andCMT.com.

Hosted by dynamic duoErin AndrewsandBrittany Snow, the Awards will feature performances byCarrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum,Luke Bryan,Sam HuntandZac Brown Band. Fans can vote now viaCMT.comthrough June 7 at 11:59 PM ET to determine winners. The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote atCMT.comthroughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the nights big winner.

Previous performers on the Nationwide stage includeAshley Monroe,Brett Eldredge,Jana Kramer,Thomas RhettandTyler Farr.

The Nationwide Stage performing talent includes:

  • A Thousand Horses First single,Smoke, made Country Aircheckhistory as the highest debut ever for a new artists first singleat #28 and made its way to #1 this week! The nine piece band is currently opening on Darius Ruckers Southern Style tour. Their debut album,Southernality,will be releasedon June 9by Republic Nashville. They are nominated for their firstCMT Music Award for Group Video of the Year.
  • Chris Janson Newsingle, Buy Me A Boat, hit #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #7 All-Genre chart, following its recent debut. He is currently on the road with Toby Keith for the Good Times & Pick Up Lines tour. CMT will produce Jansons Buy Me A Boat video, marking the first time the network has financed a music video for an artist.
  • Frankie Ballard Scored back-to-back, gold-certified #1 smash hits with Sunshine & Whiskey and Helluva Life, and sold over 1.5 million tracks to-date. His brand new single, “Young & Crazy,” is already Top 15-and-climbing at Country radio. The talented singer-guitarist is performing with Florida Georgia Line’s 2015 Anything Goes tour. He scored his first award show nomination for CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year.
  • Kelsea Ballerini Debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” is Top 5-and-climbing at Country radio this week, and her debut album on Black River Entertainment, The First Time, is now available. She recently wrapped co-headlining CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour and will open for Lady Antebellum on select dates throughout the summer. Newly crowned one of CMTs Next Women of Country, the emerging artist-songwriter scored her first award show nomination for CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year.
  • Maddie and TaeThefastestrising female act ineightyears,Maddie and Taes debut single,Girl In A Country Song, earned#1 at Country radio, gold-certification and over 23 million views onVEVO.They are only the third female duo to peak their debut single at #1 in the history of the Billboard Country Singles chart. They are nominated forCMT Music Awards Video of the Year,Duo Video of the Year, andBreakthrough Video of the Year.
  • RaeLynnAfter scoring highest charting debut single by a solo female artist in 2014 with the gold-certified “God Made Girls, RaeLynn recently released her new single, For A Boy. This year, she joins Rascal Flatts Riot tour 2015 and Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour. She is nominated for CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year.

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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