CMT Awards 2020: Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett Pick Up Multiple Nominations

The awards show for country music, which also sees Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert among multiple mentions, has been pushed back from June to October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

AceShowbizKelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs and newly-crowned Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett lead all nominations for next month’s CMT Music Awards.

The trio picked up three nods apiece, alongside Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, and Sam Hunt on Wednesday, September 23. The six artists are up for three nominations each, spanning categories such as for video of the year, male video of the year, female video of the year and breakthrough video of the year.

Meanwhile, there were multiple mentions for Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Little Big Town, and The Chicks (a.k.a Dixie Chicks). Blanco Brown, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Riley Green and Travis Denning are among this year’s first-time nominees.

Each winner will be selected by fans. Voting is now open at and will continue until on Monday, October 12 at 12 P.M. EST.

The coveted Video of the Year category currently features 14 nominees, including Ballerini, Combs, Rhett, McBryde, Dan + Shay and Hunt, and the finalists will be revealed on October 12. Rhett picked up the Video of the Year prize for “Remember You Young” at the ACM Awards last week (ends September 18).

The 2020 CMT Music Awards, which were rescheduled from June due to the coronavirus pandemic, will now take place on October 21. It will air at 8 p.m. ET/7 P.M. CT on CMT with a simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.

The full list of nominees is:

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Video of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde, “One Night Standards”
  • Blanco Brown, “The Git Up”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Drinking Alone”
  • Dan + Shay, “I Should Probably Go to Bed”
  • Keith Urban, “Polaroid”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Homecoming Queen?”
  • Little Big Town, “Sugar Coat”
  • Luke Combs, “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Bluebird”
  • Old Dominion, “Some People Do”
  • Sam Hunt, “Hard to Forget”
  • Tanya Tucker, “Bring My Flowers Now”
  • The Chicks (a.k.a. Dixie Chicks), “Gaslighter”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Remember You Young”

Female Video of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde, “One Night Standards”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Drinking Alone”
  • Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Homecoming Queen?”
  • Maren Morris, “The Bones”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Bluebird”

Male Video of the Year

  • Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”
  • Luke Bryan, “One Margarita”
  • Luke Combs, “Even Though I’m Leaving”
  • Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You” (Dream Video)
  • Sam Hunt, “Hard to Forget”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Remember You Young”

Group Video of the Year

  • Lady A (a.k.a. Lady Antebellum), “Champagne Night”
  • Little Big Town, “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • Midland, “Cheatin’ Songs” (Live From the Palomino)
  • Old Dominion, “One Man Band”
  • The Chicks (a.k.a Dixie Chicks), “Gaslighter”
  • The Highwomen, “Crowded Table”

Duo Video of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne, “All Night” (Studio Performance)
  • Dan + Shay, “I Should Probably Go to Bed”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Blessings”
  • LOCASH, “One Big Country Song”
  • Maddie & Tae, Die From a Broken Heart

Breakthrough Video of the Year

  • Blanco Brown, “The Git Up”
  • Caylee Hammack, “Family Tree”
  • Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”
  • Ingrid Andress, “More Hearts Than Mine”
  • Riley Green, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”
  • Travis Denning, “After a Few”

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You”
  • Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
  • Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
  • Kane Brown featuring Nelly, “Cool Again”
  • Marshmello and Kane Brown, “One Thing Right”
  • Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, “Beer Can’t Fix”

CMT Performance of the Year

  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde, “One Night Standards”
  • From Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs, “Brand New Man”
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young, “Drowning”
  • From Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini, “Graveyard”
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt, “Fancy”
  • From Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton, “Tell Me When It’s Over”

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