Kane Brown Tops 2022 CMT Music Awards Nominations: Full List

UPDATE: On Monday, April 4, CMT announced the six finalists for Video of the Year – “If I Didn’t Love You” by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, “One Mississippi” by Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini with “half my Hometown” by Kenny Chesney. », « Forever After All » by Luke Combs, « Til You Can’t » by Cody Johnson and « Never Say Never » by Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson.

CMT also announced three additions to its lineup of performers. Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas will team up for a ‘world-first collaboration’; Old Dominion will perform and Underwood will take the stage at Resorts World Theater, home to his ongoing show REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency.

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Kane Brown is the best competitor for the 2022 CMT Music Awards, which will air April 11 on CBS. Brown, who co-hosted the show in 2020 and 2021, has four nominations. Kelsea Balleriniwho co-hosts this year for the second year in a row, has three nods, as does mickey guyton and a pair of first-time nominees, Breland and Cody Johnson.

The CMT Music Awards bills itself as “the only fully fan-voted country music awards show”. This year’s three-hour show will take place at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium and various locations around Music City.

Carrie Underwoodwho has amassed 23 CMT Music Awards, more than any other artist, is nominated in two categories: Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year, both for “If I Didn’t Love You,” a collaboration with Jason Aldean. The team won Single of the Year at the ACM Awards on March 7. Underwood has won the CMT Video of the Year award nine times.

Taylor Swiftwho won video of the year here three times between 2008 and 2011, is nominated in that category for “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)”, a duet with Chris Stapleton.

Curiously, although this collaboration is nominated for the first prize, it is not nominated for the collaborative video of the year. Neither Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson‘Never Say Never’, which is also up for the top prize.

Brandi Carlile“Right on Time,” which is nominated for record and song of the year at the Grammys on April 3, is nominated here for video of the year.

Twelve videos are nominated for Video of the Year, but that total will be reduced. Eight semi-finalists will be announced on April 4. Four finalists will be announced on the day of the show. The winner will be determined via social media and announced at the end of the live stream.

Gabby Barrette, who won female video of the year last year for “The Good Ones,” is back to defend her title with “Footprints on the Moon.” His competition includes Miranda Lambertfive-time winner in the category, nominated this year for “If I were a cowboy”.

Brown, who won male video of the year last year for “Worship You” (and also won three years ago for “Lose It”), defends his title with “One Mississippi.” His competition includes Luke Bryanthree-time winner in the category, nominated this year for “Waves,” and Thomas Rhetwho won six years ago for “Die a Happy Man,” and is nominated this time for “Country Again.”

With multiple nominations for Brown, Guyton and Breland, three of this year’s top five nominees are black or biracial. This reflects country music’s growing focus on expanding opportunities for artists of color and expanding audiences for country music.

Old Dominion and Zac Brown Bandformer Duo/Group Video of the Year winners, are nominated in this category with “I Was on a Boat That Day” and “Same Boat”, respectively.

Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde‘Never Wanted to Be That Girl’, which won Music Event of the Year at the ACM Awards, is up for Collaborative Video of the Year here. It would be the second all-female collaboration to win in this category, after Miranda Lambert and Underwood’s “Somethin’ Bad” seven years ago.

Pearce was to announce the nominees in four categories (Female Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Group/Duo Video of the Year, and Breakthrough Video of the Year) live on CBS Matinees on Wednesday, March 16 at 8 a.m. ET, before the full list of nominations is widely released.

Parker McCollumwho won New Male Artist of the Year at the ACMs, is up for Breakthrough Video of the Year here.

undergrowth and Brad Paisley, who have each won collaborative video of the year three times more than anyone else, are nominated again in the category this year. Underwood is nominated with her aforementioned collaboration with Aldean; Paisley with “Freedom Was a Highway”, a collaboration with jimmy allen.

Several non-national artists are nominated. nelly has two nominations. HIS, Gladys Chevalier and Paul Klein of the pop/rock group LANY everyone has one.

The CMT Music Awards added a new category this year, CMT digital first, which recognizes the best musical performance of a production, series or livestream created for CMT’s digital/social channels. It stands out for CMT Performance of the Year, a returning category, which recognizes the best musical performance in a TV show, series, or variety special on CMT.

Ballerini is set to co-host this year’s show with the actor Anthony Macky. This is Mackie’s first time as host or co-host, though he featured Underwood and john legend with the Video of the Year award for “Hallelujah” at last year’s show.

The show will air live April 11 from 8-11 p.m. ET and will air on tape delay on the West Coast. This will be the show’s first run on CBS, where it effectively replaces the ACM Awards, which moved to Prime Video. The ACM Awards aired on CBS from 1998 to 2021.

The 2022 CMT Music Awards are produced by Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment), Leslie Fram (CMT) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment). Patrizia DiMaria (Ladypants Productions) is co-executive producer. Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are executives in charge of production. Shanna Strassberg and Taryn Hurd are talent producers.

In addition to airing on CBS, the show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

Voting is now open at vote.cmt.com and will remain open until April 4. As noted above, voting for Video of the Year will continue throughout the live stream on April 11.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Video of the Year
Brandi Carlile – “Right on Time”
Cody Johnson – “Until You Can’t”
Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson – “Never Say Never”
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Kacey Musgraves – “justified”
Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – “Half My Hometown”
Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
Mickey Guyton – “Remember His Name”
Miranda Lambert – “If I Were a Cowboy”
Taylor Swift feat. Chris Stapleton – “I Bet You’re Thinking Of Me (Taylor’s Version) (from The Vault)”

Female Video of the Year
Brandi Carlile – “Right on Time”
Gabby Barrett – “Footprints on the Moon”
Kacey Musgraves – “justified”
Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
Mickey Guyton – “Remember His Name”
Miranda Lambert – “If I Were a Cowboy”
Tenille Arts – “Then, Now”

Male Video of the Year
Cody Johnson – “Until 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 – “Fantasy Like”

Duo/Group Video of the Year
Osborne Brothers – “I’m Not For Everyone”
Dan + Shay – “Steal My Love”
Maddie & Tae – “The Woman You Have”
Old Dominion – “I was on a boat that day”
Parmalee – “Take My Name”
Zac Brown Band – “Same Boat”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Breland – “Cross Country”
Caitlyn Smith feat. Old Dominion – “I Can’t”
Elvie Shane – “My Boy”
Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
Priscilla Block – “Right On You”
Tenille Arts – “Then, Now”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde – “I Never Wanted to Be That Girl”
Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking of You”
Nelly & Florida Georgia Line – “Lil Bit”
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley – “Freedom Was a Highway”
Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan – “Buy Earth”
Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – “Half My Hometown”

CMT Performance of the Year
Osborne Brothers – “Muskrat Greene / Dead Man’s Curve Medley (from CMT Campfire Sessions)”
George Strait – “Is anyone going to San Antone (from CMT Giants: Charley Pride)”
HIS feat. Chris Stapleton – “Wait (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”
Kane Brown – “Three Wooden Crosses (from CMT Artists of the Year 2021)”
Kelsea Ballerini feat. Paul Klein de LANY – “I quit drinking (from CMT Music Awards 2021)”
Mickey Guyton feat. Gladys Knight & Breland – “Friendship Train (from CMT Music Awards 2021)”
Nelly feat. Kane Brown, Blanco Brown & Breland – “Ride Wit Me (from Carrefour CMT: Nelly and her friends)”

CMT digital first
Brittney Spencer (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
Carly Pearce (of CMT: 60 songs)
Cody Johnson (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
Jon Pardi pays tribute to Randy Travis (of CMT Artists of the Year 2021)
Josh Turner (of CMT Kick)
Lainey Wilson performance “Things A Man Oughta Know” (from CMT studio)

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