Fan favorite Lainey Wilson leads CMT Music Awards nominees

Streaming HUBMarch 8, 2023

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) – Country singer Lainey Wilson is a fan favorite at this year’s CMT Music Awards, where she leads among major nominees including “Video of the Year.”

The “Heart Like a Truck” singer earned four nominations when the nominees were announced Wednesday ahead of the show’s April 2 airing on CBS.

Other major nominees included Cody Johnson, CMT co-host Ken Brown and first-time nominee Jelly Roll, who each have three nominations. Brown and Kelsea Ballerini return to host the show from Austin, Texas.

There are 16 nominees for the show’s top award, Video of the Year, a category in which Carrie Underwood holds the record with 25 awards. She is nominated again for her video “Hate My Heart” and will also perform.

Winners will be selected by fan voting, which is now open on

Wynonna Judd earned two nominations in the CMT Performance of the Year category, one with her late mother Naomi for their final performance together at last year’s CMT Music Awards and one with Brandi Carlile during a memorial show after Naomi ” for a performance of “The Rose”. Jude’s death.

This year, CMT is splitting its successful Video of the Year award into separate male and female subcategories, increasing the total number of nominees.

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