Everything You Need To Know For Tonight’s CMT Awards


Want to see all your favorite country stars in one place? Well, you’re gonna want to tune into CMT tonight for the 2016 CMT Music Awards, which will feature some of the biggest names in country music today.

Artists set to perform on this year’s show include Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line, as well as collaborations between Blake Shelton and Oak Ridge Boys on “Doing It To a Country Song,” Keith Urban with tourmates Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris on “Wasted Time,” Dierks Bentley and Elle King on “Different For Girls,” Little Big Town and Pharrell Williams, performing a song from LBT’s new album “Wanderlust,” Kelsea Ballerini, Pitbull and Leona Lewis performing Pitbull’s new song “Messin’ Around” and Cam and Fifth Harmony on a mash-up of “Mayday” and “Work From Home.” In addition, Brothers Osborne will make their award show performance debut on the Firestone stage, along with LOCASH, Maren Morris and Michael Ray.

Chris, Carrie, Cam, Thomas and Blake lead the pack of nominees this year with three a piece, with Chris, Cam and Carrie all competing for Video of the Year.

The 2016 CMT Awards, hosted by Erin Andrews and J.J. Watt, airs tonight at 8 pm ET/PT.

This year’s CMT Award nominees include:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
  • Cam – “Burning House”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”
  • Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ on Fire”
  • Jason Aldean – “Tonight Looks Good on You”
  • Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
  • Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
  • Luke Bryan – “Strip It Down”
  • Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”
  • Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
  • Eric Church – “Like a Wrecking Ball” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
  • Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
  • Luke Bryan – “Kick the Dust Up” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
  • Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Cam – “Burning House”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”
  • Jana Kramer – “I Got The Boy”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Dibs”
  • Maren Morris – “My Church”

GROUP / DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
  • Dan + Shay – “Nothin’ Like You”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ on Fire”
  • Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
  • Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Loving You Easy”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
  • Cam – “Burning House”
  • Chris Janson – “Buy Me A Boat”
  • Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”
  • Maren Morris – “My Church”
  • Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis – “Girl Crush” (From “2015 CMT Artists of The Year”)
  • Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd – “What’s Your Name” (From “CMT Crossroads”)
  • Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” (From “CMT Instant Jam”)
  • Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles – “I Want You To Want Me” (From “CMT Crossroads”)
  • Chris Stapleton – “Nobody To Blame” (From “CMT Artists of the Year”)
  • Darius Rucker – “Alright”(From “CMT Instant Jam”)

#SOCIAL SUPERSTAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Jake Owen
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Blake Shelton
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