Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini and Others Lead Nominations at CMT Music Awards 2024

Published March 13, 2024

Leading the nominations at the 2024 CMT Music Awards, Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, and Cody Johnson are in the spotlight, each securing three nods in recognition of their standout country music videos. The CMT network shared the list of nominees for this fan-driven event, pointing out these five talented artists as top contenders.

A Night Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini

The awards show is set to take place at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, with Kelsea Ballerini not only nominated but also hosting the event, which will happen on Sunday, April 7 starting at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT. Considering her dual role, Ballerini's presence is expected to add an extra layer of excitement to the evening.

Video of the Year Showdown

Four of the leading nominees are vying for the prestigious video of the year award, a category featuring 16 acts in total, not accounting for featured artists. Joining them are esteemed names like Ashley McBryde and Mickey Guyton, making it a highly competitive race.

Recognizing New Talent

Jelly Roll stands out not only for his nominations but for being named as the most awarded artist at last year's CMT Music Awards. This year introduces a fresh wave of 14 first-time nominees, reflecting the industry's appreciation for genre-crossing collaborations that have become increasingly prominent. This list includes artists who are pushing the boundaries of country music.

Female and Male Video of the Year Contenders

The nominees for the female video of the year include powerhouses like Reba McEntire, Gabby Barrett, and Lainey Wilson, presenting a tough competition. The breakthrough female video of the year highlights newer voices in the industry, such as Anne Wilson and Tigirlily Gold. Morgan Wallen, a significant figure in country music, garnered a solo nomination in the male video of the year category for his live session video.

Wallen's Record-Breaking Album

Morgan Wallen's recent album, 'One Thing at a Time,' achieved a major milestone by staying atop the Billboard 200 chart for an unprecedented 19 weeks, breaking previous records and highlighting the album's far-reaching appeal.

New Male Artists in the Spotlight

In the breakthrough male video of the year category, artists like Chayce Beckham and Zach Bryan are set to compete, showcasing the diverse and evolving landscape of male country music talent.

How and Where to Watch

The CMT Music Awards will be available for viewing on CBS, and for streaming via Paramount+ to those with a Showtime subscription. For other fans, the show can be streamed on Paramount+ the following day.

Vote for Your Favorites

Country music fans have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite videos through the CMT website. Voting for the video of the year will remain open during the live broadcast, allowing for last-minute support.

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