The 17th Annual "CMT Music Awards," Country Music’s Fan-Voted Awards Show, Airs on CMT

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04 June 2018
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The 17th Annual
Little Big Town hosts CMT Music Awards / Photo: Courtesy of CMT
The 17th Annual "CMT Music Awards"
Wednesday, June 6 at 8 PM ET/PT on CMT
 
          Performers are announced for Country Music’s first fan-voted awards show recognizing country's best video and musical achievements. Performances and appearances by the biggest names in entertainment highlight the appeal that drives millions of consumers to vote and watch as their favorite contemporary artists and American icons gather for this annual celebration of the fans and the music.
 
          Hosted by country chart-toppers Little Big Town, A-list performers that will take over Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The newest superstars to join the already-impressive performance lineup include Backstreet Boys, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean.

 

        Country music’s loudest night is about to get even louder with two star-studded collaborations; country icon Dierks Bentley featuring “Video of the Year” nominees Brothers Osborne, as well as “CMT Performance of the Year” nominee Darius Rucker featuring Jason Aldean (who is tied for most “CMT Music Awards” nominations), Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley.
 
          Previously announced performers include Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt. Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson will premiere her rendition of iconic rock hit, “American Woman,” from the promotional campaign for the upcoming Paramount Network series of the same title debuting the day after the Awards on Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM ET/PT. Inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), “American Woman” follows Bonnie (Alicia Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband with the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels) in 1970s Los Angeles.

 
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