Carly Pearce Announces the CMT Video Music Award Nominations

The perfect way to kick off the summer and CMAFest in Nashville is the CMT Music Awards. Happening live on Wednesday, June 5th at Bridgestone Arena, the 2019 CMT Music Video Awards will be hosted by Little Big Town.

Earlier today, Carly Pearce joined the Today Show in the 10 AM hour to announce the nominees as well as perform her song “Closer To You”. Co-hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Willie Geist introduced Pearce who won Breakthrough Video of the Year last year for “Every Little Thing”.  She was all smiles getting this incredible honor of announces this year’s nominees.

They surprised Pearce as they cut to a video of Little Big Town to announce that Pearce was also nominated for Female Video of the Year for “Closer To You”. Excited, Pearce exclaimed, “You dream of doing this, I’ve wanted to do this since I was a little girl to be here, to see my name, it’s just amazing”.

The songstress took the stage to perform the song that was just nominated for CMT Female Video of the Year after talking about how her fiance and fellow country artist Michael Ray stars in the music video.

Video of the Year

Carrie Underwood – “Cry Pretty”

Chris Janson – “Drunk Girl”

Cole Swindell – “Break Up In the End”

Dan + Shay – “Speechless”

Dierks Bentley ft. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”

Eric Church – “Desperate Man”

Florida Georgia Line –  “Simple”

Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”

Kane Brown – “Good As You”

Keith Urban ft. Julia Michaels –  “Coming Home”

Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”

Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”

Maren Morris – “GIRL”

Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Female Video of the Year

Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”

Carrie Underwood – “Love Wins”

Kacey Musgraves – “Space Cowboy”

Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”

Maren Morris – “GIRL”

Miranda Lambert – “Keeper of the Flame”

Carly Pearce – “Closer To You”

Male Video of the Year

Cole Swindell – “Break Up in the End”

Eric Church – “Desperate Man”

Jason Aldean ft. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns the Whiskey”

Kane Brown – “Lose It”

Kenny Chesney – “Get Along”

Luke Bryan – “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”

Thomas Rhett- “Life Changes”

Duo Video of the Year

Brothers Osborne – “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”

Dan + Shay – “Speechless”

Florida Georgia Line – “Simple”

LOCASH – “Feels Like A Party”

Maddie & Tae – “Friends Don’t”

Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

Group Video of the Year

Eli Young Band – “Love Ain’t”

LANCO – “Born to Love You”

Little Big Town – “Summer Fever”

Midland – “Burn Out”

Old Dominion – “Hotel Key”

Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used To Know”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)”

Jimmie Allen – “Best Shot”

Jordan Davis – “Take It From Me”

Mitchell Tenpenny – “Drunk Me”

Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”

Runaway June – “Buy My Own Drinks”

Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter”

Collaborative Video of the Year

Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “What Happens In A Small Town”

Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – “Straight To Hell”

Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”

Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – “Drowns The Whiskey

Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”

Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”

CMT Performance of the Year

Boyz II Men and Brett Young – “Motownphilly (From CMT Crossroads)”

Luke Combs and Leon Bridges –“Beautiful Crazy (From CMT Crossroads)”

Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile –“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)”

Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor –“Let You Be Right (From CMT Crossroads)”

Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight –”I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (From 2018 CMT Artists of the Year)

Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes –“Keep Me In Mind (From CMT Crossroads)”

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