Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and More Among First Round Performers at CMT Music Awards 2019
Country music’s biggest artists have all signed up to be part of CMT Music Awards 2019. The show is set to be a record-breaking night by hosting the most performances ever in the event’s 17-year history.
The first performers to join the ceremony are Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett. More lineup will be revealed in the days leading up to the most epic CMT Music Awards. While two-time, CMTMA-winning group, Little Big Town, will host the production live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena June 5 at 8 p.m. local time.
Underwood has won the most awards in the show’s history with 18 CMTMAs. She heads to the event nominated in two categories including the night’s top honor of video of the year for “Cry Pretty.”
In 2018, CMTMAs marked the debut of Dan + Shay, and Brown each took home major industry awards on live television when they won duo video (“Tequila”) and collaborative video of the year (“What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina).
An eight-time nominee, Ballerini heads to the CMT Music Awards with two nominations including video and female video of the year for “Miss Me More.”
CMT was one of the first organizations to present Bryan a major industry award when he won the USA Weekend breakthrough video of the year in 2010 for “Do I.” He is a five-time CMTMA winner who has two 2019 nominations including male video of the year for “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset.”
Morris is up for three awards including the night’s top honor of video of the year for “GIRL.” Morris and Brandi Carlile’s performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” from CMT 2018 Artists of the Year special is nominated for CMT performance of the year.
Rhett has been nominated for 12 nominees since 2014, and he won male video of the year for “Die a Happy Man” in 2016. “Life Changes” is nominated for male video of the year.
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