The 2016 CMT Music Awards Nominations Are Here—See Who Made the Cut

The 2016 CMT Music Awards Nominations Are Here—See Who Made the Cut
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If all things honky-tonk spark your interests, listen closely. The nominees for the 2016 CMT Music Awards were announced Monday morning and the results prove that certain household names rule the world of hot country jams. Set to air June directly from Nashville, Tenn., this year’s showdown features seven buzzed-about categories that celebrate a year of guitar-fueled tunes. A new category will be announced June 1.

So who’s up to win big? Carrie Underwood continues to reign with three nominations spanning the Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and CMT Performance of the Year categories. Fellow heavy hitters like Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, and Tim McGraw in the first aforementioned category join her, while hunky newcomers like Sam Hunt are also in the running. As for which other leading ladies are receiving a bit of the attention, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, and Maren Morris are also up for Female Video of the Year.

See the full list of nominees below, visit cmt.com to vote for your favorites, and mark your calendars—the 2016 CMT Music Awards air Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Blake Shelton, "Sangria"
Cam, "Burning House"
Carrie Underwood, "Smoke Break"
Chris Stapleton, "Fire Away"
Florida Georgia Line, "Sippin' on Fire"
Jason Aldean, "Tonight Looks Good On You"
Keith Urban, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"
Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
Luke Bryan, "Strip It Down"
Sam Hunt, "Break Up in a Small Town"
Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man"
Tim McGraw, "Humble and Kind"

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Blake Shelton, "Sangria"
Eric Church, "Like a Wrecking Ball" (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
Keith Urban, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"
Luke Bryan, "Kick the Dust Up" (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
Sam Hunt, "Break Up in a Small Town"
Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man"

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Cam, "Burning House"
Carrie Underwood, "Smoke Break"
Jana Kramer, "I Got the Boy"
Kacey Musgraves, "Biscuits"
Kelsea Ballerini, "Dibs"
Maren Morris, "My Church"

GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Brothers Osborne, "Stay a Little Longer"
Dan + Shay, "Nothin' Like You"
Florida Georgia Line, "Sippin' on Fire"
Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
Old Dominion, "Break Up with Him"
Zac Brown Band, "Loving You Easy"

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Brothers Osborne, "Stay a Little Longer"
Cam, "Burning House"
Chris Janson, "Buy Me a Boat"
Chris Stapleton, "Fire Away"
Maren Morris, "My Church"
Old Dominion, "Break Up with Him"

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CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis, "Girl Crush" (From 2015 CMT Artists of The Year)
Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd, "What's Your Name" (From CMT Crossroads)
Carrie Underwood, "Smoke Break" (From CMT Instant Jam)
Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles, "I Want You to Want Me" (From CMT Crossroads)
Chris Stapleton, "Nobody To Blame" (From CMT Artists of the Year)
Darius Rucker, "Alright" (From CMT Instant Jam)

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