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Keith Urban, Ballerini, Rhett top contenders at CMT Awards

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/9/2017
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Kelsea Ballerini poses in Nashville, Tenn. Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each. CMT announced the nominees on Tuesday for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Kelsea Ballerini poses in Nashville, Tenn. Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each. CMT announced the nominees on Tuesday for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each, including nods in the video of the year and social superstar categories.

FILE In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, country singer Thomas Rhett poses for a photo at Sinema Restaurant & Bar in Nashville, Tenn. Rhett, Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each. CMT announced the nominees on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press FILE In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, country singer Thomas Rhett poses for a photo at Sinema Restaurant & Bar in Nashville, Tenn. Rhett, Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each. CMT announced the nominees on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP)

CMT announced the nominees Tuesday for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tennessee. Lauren Alaina, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood have three nominations each.

FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, Keith Urban poses in Nashville, Tenn. Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each. CMT announced the nominees on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, Keith Urban poses in Nashville, Tenn. Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each. CMT announced the nominees on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

A total of 14 videos were up for the top prize, video of the year, which is voted on by fans online at CMT.com . Some of those nominees include Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley.

The show will feature performances by Rhett, Bryan, Lambert, Blake Shelton and Brett Eldredge. Actor and musician Charles Esten, of the TV show "Nashville," will host the awards show.

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Online:

http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards

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