Everything You Need to Know for Tonight's CMT Music Awards

The CMT Awards are happening tonight in Nashville, and there's no doubt that it is going to be a huge night.

Some of your favorite stars are confirmed to perform at the Bridgestone Arena event which includes the show's hosts Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urbam, Luke Combs and Zac Brown Band.

As usual, the CMT Awards will feature several collaborations, including Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker, Brett Young and Boyz II Men, Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris, Toby Keith and Cole Swindell, and LBT, Rhett and Trombone Shorty. In addition all of this year's Breakthrough Video of the Year Nominees are set and ready to perform their nominated songs on the Ram Trucks Side Stage, including Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen, Runaway June, and Tenille Townes.

Presenters at this year's CMT Awards include Lindsay Ell, Brantley Gilbert, Michelle Monaghan, Carly Pearce, Midland, "Thi Is Us" Chris Sullivan, Hunter Hayes, Sarah Hyland, Jessie James Decker, Jimmie Allen, Keifer Sutherland, Michael Ray, Maddie & Tae, Trisha Yearwood and more!

Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Zac Brown Brand will lead the list of nominees this year with three, although that could change this morning when the 14 videos in the running for Video of the Year, are narrowed down to the top five finalists.

The CMT Music Awards air at 8 pm. Check out the nominees below!

2019 CMT Music Award Nominations

Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood - "Cry Pretty"
  • Chris Janson - "Drunk Girl"
  • Cole Swindell - "Break Up in the End"
  • Dan + Shay - "Speechless"
  • Dierks Bentley feat Brothers Osborne - "Burning Man"
  • Eric Church - "Desperate Man"
  • Kacey Musgraves - "Rainbow"
  • Kane Brown - "Good as You"
  • Keith Urban - "Coming Home"
  • Kelsea Ballerini - "Miss Me More"
  • Luke Combs - "She Got the Best of Me"
  • Maren Morris - "GIRL"
  • Zac Brown Band - "Someone I Used To Know"

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”
  • Eric Church – “Desperate Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Kane Brown – “Lose It”
  • Kenny Chesney – “Get Along”
  • Luke Bryan – “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Life Changes” 

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
  • Carly Pearce – “Closer To You”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Love Wins”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
  • Maren Morris – “GIRL”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Keeper of the Flame" 

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”
  • LOCASH – “Feels Like A Party”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Friends Don’t”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Young Band – “Love Ain’t”
  • LANCO – “Born to Love You”
  • Little Big Town – “Summer Fever”
  • Midland – “Burn Out”
  • Old Dominion – “Hotel Key”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know” 

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)”
  • Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”
  • Jordan Davis – “Take It From Me”
  • Mitchell Tenpenny – “Drunk Me”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”
  • Runaway June – “Buy My Own Drinks”
  • Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter” 

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens In A Small Town”
  • Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – “Straight To Hell”
  • Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
  • Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
  • Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe” 

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – “Let You Be Right” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Boyz II Men and Brett Young – “Motownphilly” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight – “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – “Beautiful Crazy” (From CMT Crossroads)
  • Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes – “Keep Me In Mind” (From CMT Crossroads) 

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