Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs among top nominees for CMT Awards

Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert and the Zac Brown Band are tied for the most nominations each, three, for this year’s CMT Music Awards, set to air live on the country music network June 5.

The list of artists with two nods in the network’s eight categories is an exceptionally long one: Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Julia Michaels, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.

The number of non-country artists up for CMTs is plentiful — starting with Swift, who self-deported from the genre some years back, but is up for collaborative video of the year and duo of the year for appearing with Sugarland in “Babe,” which she wrote and gave to the Nashville duo to record before making her video cameo.

Because there is a CMT Performance of the Year award specifically given out to a collaboration that appeared on-air in either a “CMT Crossroads Special” or “CMT Artists of the Year,” every one of those six nominations includes a star from outside the genre. Those include Boyz II Men, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, Meghan Trainor, Gladys Knight and Shawn Mendes.

Yet CMT seems to be ready to include Carlile as a core country artist now, as she is also nomination for female video of the year for “The Joke,” a song that was not promoted in the country format.

Little Big Town will host the show for a second year, to be broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

A full list of nominees:

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”
  • Florida Georgia Line “Simple”
  • Kacey Musgraves “Rainbow”
  • Kane Brown “Good as You”
  • Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels “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

  • Boyz II Men and Brett Young – “Motownphilly (From CMT Crossroads)”
  • 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)”
  • Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – “Let You Be Right (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)
  • Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes  “Keep Me In Mind (From CMT Crossroads)”

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CMT Awards 2018: Red carpet arrivals
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Kelly Clarkson attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Caroline Boyer and Luke Bryan attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Lauren Alaina attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Cassadee Pope and Blake Shelton attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Kristian Bush (L) and Jennifer Nettles of musical group Sugarland attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Brittney Marie Kelley, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, and Hayley Hubbard attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: (L-R) Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Brian Litrell of Backstreet Boys attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Hoda Kotb attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Garrett Hedlund attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Jack Rucker and Darius Rucker attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Chrissy Metz attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Dierks Bentley and family attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Lindsey Vonn attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Nico Tortorella attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Morgan Evans (L) and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Brooke Hogan attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Luke Bryan attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Cassadee Pope attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mason Ramsey attends 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Brandon Stansell attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Chris Lane attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Earl Dibbles Jr. attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Trent Harmon (L) and Kathleen Couch attend 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Summer Duncan (L) and Jon Pardi attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Stephanie Quayle attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: RaeLynn attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Meghan Linsey attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Doug the Pug and guests attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Kaitlin Doubleday attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Luke Pell attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Nico Tortorella and Bethany Meyers attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Kane Brown attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Joel McHale attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Leon Bridges attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Carly Pearce attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
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