Carrie Underwood, RaeLynn, & The Swon Brothers Pick Up 2015 CMT Music Award Nominations (FULL LIST)!

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Nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, country music’s answer to the MTV Video Music Awards, were announced this morning, and American Idol and The Voice alums and judges are represented in the nominations. At the top of the heap is superstar Carrie Underwood, whose fanbase will compete against itself in the Video Of The Year and Female Video Of The Year categories, and picked up an additional nomination for Collaborative Video Of The Year for a total of 5 nominations. Season 2 VoiceRaeLynn picked up 2 nominations, for Breakthrough Video Of The Year (a category fellow Voice alum Cassadee Pope won last year) and Female Video Of The Year. Season 4 Voice alums The Swon Brothers meanwhile picked up a nomination for Duo Video Of The Year. Neither of the 2 Voice alums nominated won their respective seasons. On the judge/coach side, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban both picked up nominations too. Say what you will about the CMT Music Awards, but they at least found a way to nominate a really wide swath of female acts in country music, which will hopefully mean lots of performances by female acts.

Here’s the full list of nominees for the fan-voted 2015 CMT Music Awards, which will broadcast live on CMT and on Wednesday, June 10, starting at 8p Eastern, 7p Central. No host has been announced yet, but here’s hoping CMT will tap Kellie Pickler, who is set to star in a CMT reality show that will start airing in September, for the role.

Video Of The Year* – vote here!
Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water”
Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey”
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk On A Plane”
Florida-Georgia Line, “Dirt’
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Lady Antebellum, “Hey Bartender”
Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance”
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl In A Country Song”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Sam Hunt, “Leave The Night On”

* Per the voting rules, the top 6 vote getters in this category will be announced at the top of the CMT Music Awards show and advance to round 2 of voting to determine the winner, though voting for round 2 will start earlier on June 10:

The voting period for the Video of the Year category will commence on June 10, 2015 at the end of the Video of the Year Finalist special airing on CMT which is anticipated to be at 8:00 AM ET and shall continue through and end (to be announced during the live broadcast of the 2015 CMT Music Awards show) on June 10, 2015 at or around the 10:00 PM ET timeline (the “Voting Period 2”), subject to change in VMN’s sole discretion:

Male Video Of The Yearvote here!
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk On A Plane”
Eric Church, “Talladega”
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
Keith Urban, “Somewhere In My Car”
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”

Female Video Of The Yearvote here!
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Gun”
Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water”
Lee Ann Womack, “The Way I’m Living”
Miranda Lambert, “Little Red Wagon”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls
Reba, “Going Out Like That”

Group Video Of The Yearvote here!
A Thousand Horses, “Smoke”
Eli Young Band, “Dust”
Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
The Band Perry, “Chainsaw”
Zac Brown Band, “All Alright”

Duo Video Of The Yearvote here!
Big & Rich, “Look At You”
Brothers Osborne, “Rum”
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
Florida Georgia Line, “Sun Daze”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl In A Country Song”
The Swon Brothers, “Later On”

Breakthrough Video Of The Yearvote here!
Chase Rice, “Gonna Wanna Tonight”
Frankie Ballard, “Sunshine & Whiskey”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Love Me Like You Mean It”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl In A Country Song”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
Sam Hunt, “Leave The Night On”

Collaborative Video Of The Yearvote here!
Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, “Small Town Throwdown”
Jennifer Nettles featuring Brandy Clark, “His Hands”
Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, “Wild Child”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”

CMT Performance Of The Yearvote here!
Bob Seger and Jason Aldean, “Turn The Page” (CMT Crossroads)
Brett Eldredge, “Beat Of The Music” (CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party)
John Legend and Lee Ann Womack, “You & I” (CMT Crossroads)
Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves, “Roar” (CMT Crossroads)
Keith Urban, “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (CMT Artists Of The Year)
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids” (CMT Instant Jam)
Lady Antebellum & Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up” (CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party)
Lady Antebellum & Chris Stapleton, “Drink A Beer” (CMT Artists Of The Year)

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