Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

BREAKING: Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton & More Lead 2022 CMT Music Awards Nominees

The nominees for the highly anticipated 2022 CMT Music Awards have been announced, and Kane Brown is a top honoree with four nominations.

Other top nominees include Kelsea Ballerini and Mickey Guyton, who scored three nods each, as well as first-time nominees BRELAND and Cody Johnson. Other first-time nominees include Brittney Spencer, Caitlyn Smith, Elvie Shane, MacKenzie Porter, Priscilla Block, Tenille Arts, H.E.R., Nelly, Gladys Knight and Paul Klein of LANY.

Carrie Underwood, who holds the title of the most-awarded artist in CMT history with 23 career wins, has two nominations, including a nod in the Video of the Year category.

This year, there are 12 acts nominated in the Video of the Year category, including Underwood, Brandi Carlile, Cody Johnson, Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift feat. Chris Stapleton.

The CMT Music Awards will introduce a new category this year, the CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year, recognizing artist performances created for CMT Digital throughout the year, with Brittney Spencer, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Josh Turner and Lainey Wilson competing for the inaugural award.

Co-hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, the 2022 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on Monday, April 11 from 8:00-11:00 PM EST (delayed) PT on CBS.

This marks the inaugural broadcast of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on the CBS Television Network, which will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Each winner is selected by the fans, with voting now open at vote.cmt.com.

CMT will additionally air CMT MUSIC AWARDS EXTENDED CUT with an added 30 minutes of new performances and extra bonus content on Friday, April 15th (8:00-11:30 PM ET), as part of CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK. Additional details to be announced at a later date.

See a full list of nominations below.

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration). Top nominees, from the first round of voting, will be announced on April 4. Final nominees, from the second round of voting, will be announced on show day, April 11. Final voting will be determined via social media and announced as the final category during the live show. 

  •     Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”
  •     Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t”
  •     Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never”
  •     Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
  •     Kacey Musgraves – “justified”
  •     Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
  •     Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – “half of my hometown”
  •     Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
  •     Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
  •     Mickey Guyton – “Remember Her Name”
  •     Miranda Lambert – “If I Was A Cowboy”
  •     Taylor Swift feat. Chris Stapleton – “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)”

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

  •     Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”
  •     Gabby Barrett – “Footprints On The Moon”
  •     Kacey Musgraves – “justified”
  •     Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
  •     Mickey Guyton – “Remember Her Name”
  •     Miranda Lambert – “If I Was A Cowboy”
  •     Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”

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

  •     ​​Cody Johnson – “’Til You Can’t”
  •     Eric Church – “Heart On Fire”
  •     Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
  •     Luke Bryan – “Waves”
  •     Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
  •     Thomas Rhett – “Country Again”
  •     Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”

GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo or group; awarded to the artists

  •     Brothers Osborne – “I’m Not For Everyone”
  •     Dan + Shay – “Steal My Love”
  •     Maddie & Tae – “Woman You Got”
  •     Old Dominion – “I Was On a Boat That Day”
  •     Parmalee – “Take My Name”
  •     Zac Brown Band – “Same Boat” 

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR, Presented by SONIC®
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  •     BRELAND – “Cross Country”
  •     Caitlyn Smith feat. Old Dominion – “I Can’t”
  •     Elvie Shane – “My Boy”
  •     Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
  •     Priscilla Block – “Just About Over You”
  •     Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  •     Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”
  •     Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking ‘Bout You”
  •     Nelly & Florida Georgia Line – “Lil Bit”
  •     Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
  •     Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley – “Freedom Was A Highway”
  •     Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan – “Buy Dirt”
  •     Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – “half of my hometown”

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)

  •     Brothers Osborne – “Muskrat Greene/Dead Man’s Curve Medley (from CMT Campfire Sessions)”
  •     George Strait – “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone (from CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride)”
  •     H.E.R. feat. Chris Stapleton – “Hold On (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”
  •     Kane Brown – “Three Wooden Crosses (from 2021 CMT Artists of the Year)”
  •     Kelsea Ballerini feat. Paul Klein of LANY – “I Quit Drinking (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”
  •     Mickey Guyton feat. Gladys Knight & BRELAND – “Friendship Train (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”
  •     Nelly feat. Kane Brown, Blanco Brown & BRELAND – “Ride Wit Me (from CMT Crossroads: Nelly & Friends)” 

CMT DIGITAL-FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance from a production, series or livestream created for CMT Digital / Social Channels; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  •     Brittney Spencer – “Sober & Skinny” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
  •     Carly Pearce – “Dear Miss Loretta” (from CMT :60 Songs)
  •     Cody Johnson – “Dear Rodeo” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
  •     Jon Pardi – “On The Other Hand / Forever and Ever, Amen” (in honor of 2021 CMT Artist of a Lifetime Randy Travis)
  •     Josh Turner LIVE (from CMT KickBack)
  •     Lainey Wilson – “Things A Man Oughta Know” (from the CMT Studio) 

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