2016 CMT Music Awards Nominations: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, & Cam Lead — Full Nominees List

The nominations for the 2016 CMT Music Awards were announced on May 9, and Carrie Underwood, Cam, and Chris Stapleton are the country superstars leading the pack.

Underwood, who is the most awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history after taking home 14 awards since 2005, scooped another three nominations ahead of this year’s ceremony as “Smoke Break,” the lead single from her 2015 album Storyteller, is up for Video, Female Video, and CMT Performance of the Year.

Chris Stapleton also garnered three CMT Music Award nominations with “Fire Away,” which is up for both Video and Male Video of the Year while his CMT Artists of the Year performance of “Nobody to Blame” is nominated for CMT Performance of the Year at the country award show.

2016 CMT Music Awards Nominations - Carrie Underwood, Chris Staplton & Cam Lead -- Full Nominees List

Also with three nominations is country music newbie Cam, who scooped nominations for Video, Female Video and Breakthrough Video of the Year for her track “Burning House.”

Blake Shelton follows with two CMT Music Award nominations for his 2015 hit “Sangria,” while Thomas Rhett is also a double nominee alongside fellow country stars Keith Urban and Sam Hunt.

Luke Bryan also has two nominations at the country music awards show, with “Strip It Down” being nominated for the prestigious CMT Video of the Year title, and his 2015 CMT Music Awards performance of “Kick the Dust Up” is up for Male Video of the Year.

Here’s everyone who got a nomination for the 2016 CMT Music Awards.

CMT Video of the Year

Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
Cam – “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”
Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”
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”
Luke Bryan – “Strip It Down”
Sam Hunt – “Break Up in a Small Town”
Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”
Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”

CMT Male Video of the Year

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”
Thomas Rhett – “Die a Happy Man”

2016 CMT Music Awards Nominations - Carrie Underwood, Chris Staplton & Cam Lead -- Full Nominees List

CMT Female Video of the Year

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

CMT Group/Duo Video of the Year

Brothers Osborne – “Stay a Little Longer”
Dan + Shay “Nothin’ Like You”
Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ on Fire”
Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”
Zac Brown Band – “Loving You Easy”

CMT 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”

2016 CMT Music Awards Nominations - Carrie Underwood, Chris Staplton & Cam Lead -- Full Nominees List

CMT Performance of the Year

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)
Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” (From CMT Instant Jam)
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 also announced alongside the big nominees list that there will be a mystery new category to be added to the country music award show lineup on June 1.

Voting for the 2016 CMT Music Awards is now open at CMT.com.

The 2016 CMT Music Awards are set to air live from Nashville, Tennessee, on CMT on June 8.

What do you think of the 2016 CMT Music Awards nominations? Who else do you think deserved a nomination?

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