Some of country music’s biggest names will be performing at the 2020 CMT Music Awards!
CMT revealed the first round of performers for the upcoming awards show, which will air on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris will all perform at this year’s show — and they’re all also nominated with some of the year’s best music videos and performances.
McBryde and Dan + Shay are two of the top nominees at this year’s Music Awards — country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards show — tied with Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett. All scored three nods apiece and are competing in the coveted “Video of the Year” category.
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Other artists with multiple nominations include Carrie Underwood — currently the most-awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history with 20 wins — Blanco Brown, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion and The Chicks, who return with their first CMT nomination since 2007.
This year’s awards are also celebrating artists who collaborated in a country crossover, awarding first-time CMT nominations to Halsey, Marshmello and Gwen Stefani.
The 2020 CMT Music Awards air Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.
Check out highlights from last year’s show in the video below!
CMT Awards 2019: Best Moments of Country's Big Night!
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