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EXCLUSIVE: Keith Urban, Luke Bryan Among First Round of CMT Music Awards 2017 Nominees

by Sophie Schillaci 8:33 AM PDT, May 09, 2017
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The CMT Music Awards are right around the corner!

With preparations for the Nashville-based celebration in full swing, ET is helping to announce the first batch of nominees. Together with Nashville newcomer Rachel Bilson, Bachelorette alum and radio DJ Wells Adams and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, we present the nominations for Group Video of the Year, Collaboration Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year.

In addition to country music staples like Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean, there's also quite a bit of genre crossover represented here -- notably, Pink's collaboration with Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys' duet with Maren Morris and Nick Jonas' session with Thomas Rhett.

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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”

COLLABORATION VIDEO OF THE YEAR
· Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country”
· Chris Young feat. Vince Gill – “Sober Saturday Night”
· Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King - “Different for Girls”
· Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw – “May We All”
· Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – “The Fighter”
· Kenny Chesney with P!nk – “Setting the World on Fire”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
· Jason Aldean – “Hicktown” (From Concert of the Summer)
· Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan – “Want to Want Me” (From Crossroads)
· John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker – “Pink Houses” (From Crossroads)
· Maren Morris and Alicia Keys – “80s Mercedes” (From Crossroads)
· Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Balerini – “You're Still the One/Any Man of Mine/Man I Feel Like a Woman (From AOTY)”
· Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett - Close (From Crossroads)

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See the complete list of nominees, below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
· Artists of Then, Now & 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”

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”

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”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
· Big & Rich feat. Tim McGraw – “Lovin’ Lately”
· Brothers Osborne – “21 Summer”
· Dan + Shay – “How Not To”
· Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”
· LoCash – “I Know Somebody”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
· Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”
· Jon Pardi – “Dirt On My Boots”
· Kane Brown – “Used To Love You Sober”
· Lauren Alaina – “Road Less Traveled”
· Luke Combs – “Hurricane”
· RaeLynn – “Love Triangle”

SOCIAL SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR
· Brett Eldredge
· Jake Owen
· Keith Urban
· Kelsea Ballerini
· Lauren Alaina
· Thomas Rhett

The CMT Music Awards 2017 are set for June 7 with Nashville star Charles Esten on tap to host. Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Rhett are among the previously announced performers that will hit the stage when the show airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.

Expect more high-profile performances to be announced in the coming weeks, and if the last few years are any indication, we're hoping for more surprising crossovers! Among the 2016 highlights was Fifth Harmony teaming up with Cam. See what the girls told ET on the red carpet about the performance, below.

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