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CMT Music Awards 2016 Nominees Announced: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton Top the List

Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton

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It's always time for country! The 2016 CMT Music Awards nominees were announced on Monday, May 9, with superstar talents Carrie Underwood and Chris Stapleton leading the list.

Reigning champion Underwood is up against "Tennessee Whiskey" singer Chris Stapleton and newcomer Cam. The trio has three nominations each, including nods for the coveted "Video of the Year" award.

They're also up against some big names, including Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and more.

Fan voting begins immediately on CMT.com, and will continue on through June 6 at 12:01 a.m. ET. The actual awards show itself will be hosted and broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Blake Shelton – “Sangria”

Cam – “Burning House”

Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”

Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”

Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin’ On Fire”

Jason Aldean – “Tonight Looks Good On You”

Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”

Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”

Luke Bryan – “Strip It Down”

Sam Hunt – “Break Up In A Small Town”0

Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”

Tim McGraw – “Humble and Kind”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

Blake Shelton – “Sangria”

Eric Church – “Like A Wrecking Ball” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)

Keith Urban – “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”

Luke Bryan – “Kick The Dust Up” (From 2015 CMT Music Awards)

Sam Hunt – “Break Up In A Small Town”

Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Cam – “Burning House”

Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break”

Jana Kramer – “I Got The Boy”

Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits”

Kelsea Ballerini – “Dibs”

Maren Morris – “My Church”

GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne – “Stay A Little Longer”

Dan + Shay – “Nothin' Like You”

Florida Georgia Line – “Sippin' On Fire”

Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”

Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”

Zac Brown Band – “Loving You Easy”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne – “Stay A Little Longer”

Cam – “Burning House”

Chris Janson – “Buy Me A Boat”

Chris Stapleton – “Fire Away”

Maren Morris – “My Church”

Old Dominion – “Break Up With Him”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis – “Girl Crush” (From 2015 CMT Artists of The Year)

Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd – “What's Your Name” (From CMT Crossroads)

Carrie Underwood – “Smoke Break” (From CMT Instant Jam)

Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles – “I Want You To Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)

Chris Stapleton – “Nobody To Blame” (From CMT Artists of the Year)

Darius Rucker – “Alright”(From CMT Instant Jam)

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