Posted: 7:26 am Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Brett Eldredge Announces CMT Award Nominee’s Live On Today Show 

By MelissaOnK923

Brett Eldredge got to do the honors Tuesday announcing the nominees for Female Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, LIVE on the Today Show with Kathie Lee Grifford and Hoda Kotb. It was found out that Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett will lead the way with four nominations apiece.

The best part though was after Brett Eldredge revealing the male nominees, Eldredge was pressured by Kotb and Gifford to name his favorite in that category. “I’m gonna have to go with Luke on this one because he’s my tourmate,” Eldredge said. “But I’ve toured with several of these guys.”  Then Kotb and Gifford got to surprise Eldredge by telling him that HE was also nominated for a catagory… one of the biggest catagories of the night! His own video for “Wanna Be That Song,” filmed at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, is up for the all-encompassing Video of the Year award. Eldredge later promised to show Kotb and Gifford around Nashville when they broadcast their show from Music City in early June. “I’ll show you all the spots,” he promised. “I know the secret spots.” The 2017 CMT Awards will air on June 7; below is the full list of nominees:

Female Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
  • Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
  • Maren Morris, “’80s Mercedes”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
  • Reba McEntire, “Back to God”

 

Male Video of the Year

  • Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget”
  • Eric Church, “Record Year”
  • Jason Aldean, “Lights Come On”
  • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

 

Video of the Year

  • Artists of Then, Now and Forever, “Forever Country”
  • Brad Paisley, “Today”
  • Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
  • Cole Swindell, “Middle of a Memory”
  • Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
  • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
  • Little Big Town, “Better Man”
  • Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
  • Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

 

Breakthrough Video of the Year

  • Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
  • Kane Brown, “Used To Love You Sober”
  • Luke Combs, “Hurricane”
  • Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
  • RaeLynn, “Love Triangle”
  • Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”

 

Duo Video of the Year

  • Big & Rich feat. Tim McGraw, “Lovin’ Lately”
  • Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
  • Dan + Shay, “How Not To”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Holy”
  • Locash, “I Know Somebody”

 

Group Video of the Year

  • Eli Young Band, “Saltwater Gospel”
  • Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
  • Little Big Town, “Better Man”
  • Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”
  • Old Dominion, “Song for Another Time”

 

Collaborative Video of the Year

  • Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”
  • Chris Young feat. Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
  • Dirks Bentley feat. Elle King, “Different for Girls”
  • Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  • Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”

 

Performance of the Year

  • Jason Aldean, “Hicktown”
  • Jason Derulo & Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me”
  • John Mellencamp & Darius Rucker, “Pink Houses”
  • Alicia Keys & Maren Morris, “‘80s Mercedes”
  • Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott & Kelsea Ballerina, “You’re Still the One/Any Man of Mine/Man, I Feel Like a Woman”
  • Nick Jonas & Thomas Rhett, “Close”

 

Social Superstar

  • Brett Eldridge
  • Jake Owen
  • Keith Urban
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Thomas Rhett
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