Video of the Year Finalists Revealed for CMT Music Awards 2019

“Nashville’s biggest party,” the 2019 CMT Music Awards, are upon us! With just hours until country music’s hottest stars gather…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 5, 2019


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Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban; Artist Publicity Photos

“Nashville’s biggest party,” the 2019 CMT Music Awards, are upon us!

With just hours until country music’s hottest stars gather for the big show, CMT has revealed the finalists for tonight’s top honor – Video of the Year.

Fans have been casting votes for the past four weeks, and today, the 14 nominees in the Video of the Year category were narrowed down to the five finalists below:

Carrie Underwood –“Cry Pretty”
Kane Brown –“Good as You”
Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”

Fans can continue to vote for their favorite artist and video throughout tonight’s live broadcast via Twitter by using #CMTAwards and one of the below hashtags.


The 2019 CMT Music Awards will feature a record-breaking number of performances. The show, hosted by Little Big Town, will air live tonight on CMT at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.