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OVERVIEW

2015 marks the 14th year of the CMT Music Awards, country music’s first fan-voted awards show recognizing country's best video and musical achievements.

The CMT Music Awards is consistently the channel's highest rated and most-watched event of the year. Since its inception, the CMT Music Awards has become the hallmark of CMT's impact on the industry and contribution to the culture of country music. Performances and appearances by the biggest names in entertainment highlight the appeal that drives millions of consumers to vote and watch as their favorite contemporary artists and American icons gather for this annual celebration of the fans and the music. Past celebrities include: Blake Shelton, Kristen Bell, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, T Pain and more.

The 2015 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m., ET.

 


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NOMINEES

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 at CMT.com during 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"

 


PRESS CONTACTS

   Cindy Finke
   615-335-8404
   cindy.finke@cmt.com

   Heather Allison
   615-335-8418
   heather.allison@cmt.com

 


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Carrie Underwood
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Jason Aldean
Florida Georgie Line
Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett
Dierks Bentley
Erin Andrews, Host
Brittany Snow, Host
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder
Hunter Hayes
Little Big Town
Lady Antebellum
Sam Hunt
Norman Reedus
Nikki Reed
Ian Somerhalder
Cole Swindell
Aloe Blacc
The Band Perry
Darius Rucker
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Kelsea Ballerini
Chase Rice
Rumer Willis
RaeLynn
Jana Kramer
Kellie Pickler
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Carrie Underwood - Female Video of the Year
Luke Bryan - Male Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood - Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum - Group Video of the Year
Sam Hunt - Breakthrough Video of the Year
Florida Georgia Line - Duo Video of the Year
Jason Aldean
Sam Hunt
Reba
Luke Bryan
Kellie Pickler and Billy Ray Cyrus
Keith Urban
Eric Church
Jake Owen
 

 


LOGOS

2015 CMT Music Awards
 

 


ATTACHMENTS

  2015 CMT Music Awards Broadcast Restrictions