CMT Awards 2019: Preview Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town & More

By: Dave Taylor | Cindy Castillo Posted: 3:54 PM, Jun 4, 2019

The CMT awards air June 5 on CMT, so we’re bringing you everything you need to know before you kick up your boots and watch.


1. Who’s Hosting the 2019 CMT Awards?


The first thing you need to know about the 2019 CMT awards? The band Little Big Town is hosting! And it looks like they’ve got award show fever because the Grammy-winning quartet will be leading the show for the second year in a row. They’ll be performing, too, along with a ton of other big names.


2. CMT Awards Performers


CMT says there will be more performances than ever before in the ceremony – including Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, the Zac Brown Band and Dan + Shay!


3. Most Nominations


Two of the artists performing are actually tied for the most nominations of the night. Well, Maren Morris does have the same number of nominations – three! – as the Zac Brown Band; as well as Brothers Osbourne and Miranda Lambert. They all beat out Carrie Underwood, who has two nominations – but don’t feel too bad as she’s the most awarded artist in CMT awards history with 18 wins to her name!


4. First-Ever Nominations


Now from the most to the first – the artists getting their first-ever nominations are at number four. Boyz II Men is getting recognized for their collaboration with Brett Young. Also on the list of CMT award first timers are Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mendes and Ashley McBryde. Not bad at all!


Now you’re ready to enjoy the CMT awards, thanks to the Hotlist.


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