CMT Awards: Kelsea Ballerini Reveals First Crop of Nominees


Kelsea Ballerini received the honor of announcing the first group of nominees for the 2018 CMT Music Awards. 

The “I Hate Love Songs” singer appeared live on the Today show Tuesday (May 8) to reveal nominees for Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and the coveted Video of the Year.

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Among those nominees are Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea herself—just to name a few.

Fan voting begins today at CMT.com and continues until 12:01 A.M ET on Monday, June 4.

Related: See the full list of CMT Music Awards Nominations

Stay tuned to CMTcody.com for the full list of nominees & more big CMT Music Awards announcements.

The 2018 CMT Music Awards airs Wednesday, June 6, at 8 P.M. 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 the morning of the show, with final voting held on social media during the live telecast.

Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”
Blake Shelton – “I’ll Name The Dogs”
Brett Young – “Mercy”
Brothers Osborne – “It Ain’t My Fault”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – “The Champion”
Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
Jason Aldean – “You Make It Easy”
Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something”
Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Legends”
Luke Combs – “When It Rains It Pours”
Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

Blake Shelton – “I’ll Name The Dogs”
Dustin Lynch – “Small Town Boy”
Jason Aldean – “You Make It Easy”
Jon Pardi – “Heartache On The Dance Floor”
Luke Bryan – “Light It Up”
Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me”

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

Carly Pearce – “Every Little Thing”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris – “The Champion”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Legends”
Lauren Alaina – “Doin’ Fine”
Maren Morris – “I Could Use A Love Song”
Miranda Lambert – “Tin Man” From 2017 ACM Awards

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