Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan to perform at CMT Music Awards

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FILE – In this April 7, 2019 file photo Carrie Underwood poses at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Underwood is the queen of the CMT Music Awards: the singer has the most wins in the show’s history with 18 and could take home more trophies Wednesday night, June 5. […]

Carrie Underwood is the queen of the CMT Music Awards with the most wins in the show’s history: 18. And she could take home more trophies Wednesday night.

Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” is nominated for the top prize — video of the year — while her clip for “Love Wins” is up for female video of the year. Underwood will also perform at the fan-voted show, which honors the year’s best country music videos. It will air live on CMT at 8 p.m. Eastern from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Underwood’s competition for video of the year includes Kane Brown’s “Good as You,” Luke Combs’ “She Got the Best of Me,” Kelsea Ballerini’s “Miss Me More,” and “Coming Home” by Keith Urban and Julia Michaels.

Little Big Town, who are nominated for two awards and will perform live, are returning for a second year as hosts. The show will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker; Brett Young and Boyz II Men; Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty; and Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris.

Other performers include Dan + Shay, Urban, Luke Bryan and Zac Brown Band.

The CMT Music Awards will also highlight acts outside the country music world: Taylor Swift is nominated for two prizes alongside Sugarland for their song “Babe.” Shawn Mendes, Boyz II Men and Leon Bridges also all earned nominations.



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