FIFTH HARMONY AND CAM JOIN FOR A POP-COUNTRY MASH UP AT THE ‘CMT MUSIC AWARDS’ AIRING LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
Presenters Include Vince Vaughn, Rob Riggle, Danica Patrick, Charles Kelley, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay, Kellie Picker, Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman
NASHVILLE – May 25, 2016 – CMT continues to add superstar names to its roster of performers for the fan-voted “2016 CMT Music Awards.” Country’s Cam, who is nominated for three CMT Music awards and is tied for the most nominations, will join pop superstars Fifth Harmony, for a special never-before-heard mash-up of Fifth Harmony’s current Billboard No.1 pop song, “Work From Home,” and Cam’s “Mayday.” The “2016 CMT Music Awards,” airs live Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm ET/PT.
CMT is also revealing some of the presenters tapped for the night. They include actors Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler, as well as actors Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman from the new upcoming CMT series “Still The King,” which premieres June 12. More performers and presenters will soon be announced.
Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth “Video of the Year” win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse Chris Stapleton and Cam who top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett who each garnered two nominations.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com determine the winners for “Video of the Year”. Voting will continue until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM. On Wednesday, June 1, CMT will announce a brand-new surprise awards category.
Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the loudest in country music garnering nearly 17 million cumulative viewers for the premiere and subsequent airings, according to Nielsen. #CMTawards trended worldwide on Twitter from the start of the live telecast and throughout, and the show ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the day with over 18 million impressions according to Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The awards ranked as the #2 most social non-sports telecast of the week and CMT.com saw double-digit gains for “CMT Music Awards” content, with unique visitors up +33% from the prior year.
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