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COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS
LADY ANTEBELLUM, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JASON ALDEAN, KEITH URBAN,
KENNY CHESNEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND LUKE BRYAN
TO HEAT UP THE STAGE AT THE ‘2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’
LIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT FROM NASHVILLE
CMT, CMT Pure, and CMT Radio To Run Nominee Video Blocks and Performer Interviews Throughout The Day
NASHVILLE – May 19, 2015 – CMT today announced Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are the first set of highly anticipated performers set to take the stage at the 2015 “CMT Music Awards”. The star-studded lineup marks the loudest night in country music and will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Last week through an ambitious multiplatform rollout, CMT unveiled nominations for the awards, which includes more than 45 nominated artists/groups. This year, each performer scored multiple nods. Country superstar Carrie Underwood is the frontrunner with five awards nominations, including two for “Video of the Year,” two for “Female Video of the Year” and one for “Collaborative Video of the Year” for her duet with Miranda Lambert. Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney followed with an impressive four nominations each. Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean earned a respective three nominations, while Keith Urban and Luke Bryan both scored two nods. Additional performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date.
To celebrate the upcoming performances, CMT will be airing nominee videos during morning music hours, while CMT Pure, CMT's 24-hour music channel, will feature nomination blocks by category throughout the day. In addition, CMT Radio will feature performer interviews on both “CMT After Midnite” and “CMT Radio Live”.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com through June 7 at 11:59 PM ET to determine the winners. The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.
Official sponsors of the 2015 “CMT Music Awards” include American Airlines, Aveeno®, Crown Royal®, Dentastix®, Dove, Garnier Fructis, Kellogg’s® Special K®, KIA Motors, Little Ceasar’s, Mountain Dew®, Nationwide Insurance, Olive Garden and Verizon.
The 2014 “CMT Music Awards” was the second most-watched telecast in franchise history, experiencing growth across all screens, up +10% from the prior year with 3.0 million Total Viewers. Last year’s show also ranked as the #1 original cable telecast for the day and across Prime, CMT was the #1 cable network among P18-49, F18-49 and Total Viewer L+SD impressions. It was also the # 1 most social telecast on Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for the day, and the # 1 most social show on cable for the week. CMT wrapped its most recent quarter on a high note, posting A18-49 gains in both Primetime (+32%) and Total Day (+8%) over the previous quarter.
Lady A is nominated for 4 CMT Awards this year in the categories of Video and Group Video for “Bartender" and Performance of the Year for “Drink A Beer” w/ Chris Stapleton from the 2014 CMT Awards and “Wake Me Up” w/ Aloe Blacc at the 2015 CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party!
Fans will find out which of their favorite country superstars are nominated for a buckle at this year’s 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS when Lady Antebellum kicks off the nominations announcement live on Wednesday, May 13 during the 8 a.m. EST hour of the TODAY show. The superstar trio will perform their new single “Long Stretch of Love” and announce the nominees for “Female Video of the Year” and “Male Video of the Year” on-air, and reveal the “Video of the Year” nominees at Today.com.
Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood will also join in the fun by announcing “Best Group Video of the Year” and “Breakthrough Video of the Year” respectively on their social media accounts Wednesday morning. Additional categories will be unveiled with the help of Nashville locals via photos taken from iconic areas around Music City and posted on CMT’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. All categories will be announced by 11 a.m. ET.
To request press credentials for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, please visit cmtmusicawardspress.com.
Watch the new video for Long Stretch Of Love! We'll see y'all on the Wheels Up Tour this summer!