2016 CMT Music Awards: Nominees & Winners

2016 CMT Music Awards: Nominees & Winners

The 2016 CMT Music Awards live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. CT on CMT.

All awards and nominees listed below. Award winners will be indicated as they are announced.


Video of the Year

Video of the Year finalists announced June 8.

  • Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind” – WINNER
  • Blake Shelton – “Sangria” – FINALIST
  • Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”– FINALIST
  • Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away” – FINALIST
  • Luke Bryan – “Strip It Down”– FINALIST
  • Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”– FINALIST
  • Cam – “Burning House”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ on Fire”
  • Jason Aldean – “Tonight Looks Good on You”
  • Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
  • Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
  • Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”

Female Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” – WINNER
  • Cam – “Burning House”
  • Jana Kramer – “I Got the Boy”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Dibs”
  • Maren Morris – “My Church”

Male Video of the Year

  • Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man” – WINNER
  • Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
  • Eric Church – “Like a Wrecking Ball” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
  • Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
  • Luke Bryan – “Kick the Dust Up” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)
  • Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

  • Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away” – WINNER
  • Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
  • Cam – “Burning House”
  • Chris Janson – “Buy Me a Boat”
  • Maren Morris – “My Church”
  • Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”

Group/Duo Video of the Year

  • Little Big Town – “Girl Crush” – WINNER
  • Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
  • Dan + Shay – “Nothin’ Like You”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ on Fire”
  • Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Loving You Easy”
  • Breakthrough Video of the Year
  • Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
  • Cam – “Burning House”
  • Chris Janson – “Buy Me a Boat”
  • Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”
  • Maren Morris – “My Church”
  • Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”

CMT Performance of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” (from CMT Instant Jam)
  • Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis – “Girl Crush” (from CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd – “What’s Your Name” (from CMT Crossroads)
  • Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles – “I Want You to Want Me” (from CMT Crossroads)
  • Chris Stapleton – “Nobody to Blame” (from CMT Artists of the Year)
  • Darius Rucker – “Alright” (from CMT Instant Jam)

CMT Social Superstar of the Year

  • Blake Shelton – WINNER
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Jake Owen
  • Thomas Rhett

Daily Dose

New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.