Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett Among 2019 CMT Music Awards Performers

This year’s show will feature more performances than ever before.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 16, 2019

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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

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