Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett Among 2019 CMT Music Awards Performers
This year’s show will feature more performances than ever before.
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Randee St. Nicholas, Thomas Rhett; Photo by John Shearer
The 2019 CMT Music Awards is shaping up to be a star-studded affair.
Slated to take the stage during what’s dubbed as “Nashville’s biggest party,” are Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett. Additional performers for the fan-voted awards show will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hosted for the second consecutive year by Little Big Town, the show will air live on CMT Wednesday, June 5 at 8 pm ET from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Nominees for the 2019 CMT Music Awards were revealed on NBC’s Today Show by Carly Pearce earlier this month.
Leading the pack of nominees with three nods each are Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert and Zac Brown Band. Additional artists with multiple nominations include Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Julia Michaels, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.
A whopping 14 artists are vying for Video of the Year, the evening’s top honor. The top five nominees in the Video of the Year category will be revealed the morning of June 5, and fans will be able to vote for their favorite video via Twitter throughout the day and during the live telecast.
Fans can cast their votes for the 2019 CMT Music Awards now at vote.cmt.com.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.