Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban top the nominations announced Tuesday (May 9th) for the 2017 CMT Music Awards.
The three artisits received four nominations each, with Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lauren Alaina and Luke Bryan close behind with three each. First-time CMT Music Awards nominees include Brett Young, Chris Young, Jon Pardi and Midland.
“Nashville”‘s Charles Esten will host the show live on June 7th. Performers include Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett.