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Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban nominated for CMT Music Awards’ top honor


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Carrie Underwood took CMT Female Video of the Year honors in 2016 for “Smoke Break.”

Nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards have been announced and — little surprise here — Carrie Underwood is among the most nominated.

She’s up for three awards, including Video of the Year.

That’s an awards she’s won six times in the last 10 years, most recently in 2015 for “Something in the Water.”

But the list of singing show favorites up for honors doesn’t stop there. Among the others nominated: Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery and RaeLynn. Heck, even Voice coach Alicia Keys is up for an honor.

Voting is underway now on the CMT website and will continue through June 5. The awards show airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7.

Here’s a list of singing show nominees by category.

Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells;” Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” The nominees in this category also include Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Brett Eldredge.

Male Video of the Year: Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget;” Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Nominees also include Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.

Female Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells,” Laura Alaina, “Road Less Traveled.” Nominees also include Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Reba McEntire.

Breakthrough Video of the Year: Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled;” RaeLynn, “Love Triangle.” Nominees also include Jon Pardi, Brett Young, Kane Brown and Luke Combs.

Collaborative Video of the Year:
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, “The Fighter.” Head here for the other nominees.

CMT Performance of the Year:
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris for a performance of “80s Mercedes” from CMT Crossroads; Nick Jonas, Thomas Rhett and Danielle Bradbery for a performance of “Close” from CMT Crossroads. Head here for the other nominees.

Social Superstar of the Year: Lauren Alaina and Keith Urban are nominated, along with Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett.

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