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CMT Awards: Kelsea, Keith & Thomas Lead Nominations

And the nominees are...

Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett came out on top Tuesday morning (5/9) when the nominations for the 2017 CMT Music Awards were announced.

The stars earned four nominations each in categories including “Video of the Year,” “Male Video of the Year,” “Female Video of the Year” and “Social Superstar of the Year.”

Related: Charles Esten To Host 2017 CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwood, who holds the title of most CMT Music Awards wins, nabs three nominations this year, as do Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan.

Among 2017’s first-time nominees are Brett Young, Chris Young, Jon Pardi and Midland.

Related: Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett Among First-Round Performers at CMT Awards

Fan voting begins today at CMT.com and continues until 12:01am ET on Monday, June 5th.

Nashville’s Charles Esten hosts the 2017 CMT Music Awards live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm ET/PT.

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.

  • Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country”
  • Brad Paisley – “Today”
  • Brett Eldredge – “Wanna Be That Song”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Church Bells”
  • Cole Swindell – “Middle Of A Memory”
  • Dierks Bentley and Elle King – “Different For Girls”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Jon Pardi – “Dirt On My Boots”
  • Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Peter Pan”
  • Little Big Town – “Better Man”
  • Luke Bryan – “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Vice”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Star Of The Show”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Blake Shelton – “Came Here To Forget”
  • Eric Church – “Record Year”
  • Jason Aldean – “Lights Come On”
  • Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • Luke Bryan – “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day
  • Thomas Rhett – “Star Of The Show”

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

  • Carrie Underwood – “Church Bells”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Peter Pan”
  • Lauren Alaina – “Road Less Traveled”
  • Maren Morris – “80s Mercedes”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Vice”
  • Reba McEntire – “Back To God”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Big & Rich feat. Tim McGraw – “Lovin’ Lately”
  • Brothers Osborne – “21 Summer”
  • Dan + Shay – “How Not To”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”
  • LoCash – “I Know Somebody”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Eli Young Band – “Saltwater Gospel”
  • Lady Antebellum – “You Look Good”
  • Little Big Town – “Better Man”
  • Midland – “Drinkin’ Problem”
  • Old Dominion – “Song For Another Time”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”
  • Jon Pardi – “Dirt On My Boots”
  • Kane Brown – “Used To Love You Sober”
  • Lauren Alaina – “Road Less Traveled”
  • Luke Combs – “Hurricane”
  • RaeLynn – “Love Triangle”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country”
  • Chris Young feat. Vince Gill – “Sober Saturday Night”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King -  “Different For Girls”
  • Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw – “May We All”
  • Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – “The Fighter”
  • Kenney Chesney with P!nk – “Setting The World On Fire”

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)

  • Jason Aldean – “Hicktown” (From CMT Concert of the Summer)
  • Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan – “Want To Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker – “Pink Houses” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Alicia Keys and Maren Morris – “80s Mercedes” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini – “You're Still The One/Any Man of Mine/Man I Feel Like A Woman” (from CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett - Close (From CMT Crossroads)

SOCIAL SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR

Most creative and engaging social media posts by an artist; awarded to the artist

  • Brett Eldredge
  • Jake Owen
  • Keith Urban
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Thomas Rhett
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