Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton Readying Performances for 2016 CMT Music Awards
The 2016 CMT Music Awards -- known as "country music's loudest night" -- are going to be loud, alright. Some of country's biggest stars have been announced as performers, including Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Blake Shelton.
Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean are also set to perform, and there will be exciting collaborations featuring additional country singers: The Oak Ridge Boys and Shelton will sing “Doin’ It to a Country Song,” from Shelton's new record If I'm Honest, and newcomer Maren Morris and Brett Eldredge will perform "Wasted Time" with Urban. Morris and Eldredge are also tourmates with Urban on his current 2016 Ripcord World Tour.
Carrie Underwood, Stapleton and Cam lead the way with three nominations each. Underwood is in the running for Video of the Year (“Smoke Break”), Female Video of the Year (“Smoke Break”) and CMT Performance of the Year (“Smoke Break” during her Instant Jam show), while Stapleton earned Video of the Year (“Fire Away”), Breakthrough Video of the Year (“Fire Away”) and CMT Performance of the Year (“Nobody to Blame” at the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year celebration) nominations. Cam has nods for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year, all for “Burning House," as well as for the CMT Social Superstar trophy.
Voting for the 2016 CMT Music Awards is now open, through June 6 at 12:01AM ET. Fans can cast their votes through CMT.com. The awards will air live from Nashville on CMT on June 8.
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