The 2014 CMT Music Awards are less than a month away, and we now know at least some of the artists who will take the stage for the star-studded show.
Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert have all been announced as performers for the live TV broadcast.
Additional artists, as well as the evening’s host, will be announced at a later date.
The CMT Music Awards are fan voted. Lambert leads the pack of nominees with six nods, followed by Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, who have five nominations apiece. Shelton, Church and Underwood are each nominated in two categories.
All of the performers are in the running for the night’s highest honor, Video of the Year.
Voting will be open at CMT.com or at CMT Mobile from a mobile device until June 1.
The 2014 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 4 at 8PM ET on CMT.
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, two of the most dynamic women in country music, have been announced as performers at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, being held Sunday, May 18 in Las Vegas
The two singers will make the television debut of their new duet, “Somethin’ Bad,” which appears on Lambert’s upcoming album “Platinum” (due June 3). “I’m a huge Carrie Underwood fan,” Lambert says. “‘Somethin’ Bad’ is a meshing of our styles and there aren’t many female collaborations in our format so I’m really excited to be debuting it on the Billboard Awards.”
They join previously announced performers including Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic. Presenters for the event include Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland, Pete Wentz and Wiz Khalifa, among others.
To call Lambert and Underwood the leading ladies of today’s country music would be an understatement. Between the two of them, they’ve have scored 16 No. 1 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, and 8 leaders on Top Country Albums (9 No. 1s if you count Lambert’s Pistol Annies band). Underwood has sold more than 15 million album worldwide, and Lambert has seen each of her first four albums debut atop the charts.
Underwood is also a finalist for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, given to an artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. Fans can vote for their favorite artist online atBillboard.com/milestone.
The BBMAs, which are produced by dick clark productions, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Yahoo will be streaming this year’s red carpet show. For additional information on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards visit us at billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at billboard.com/bbma.
Thanks to her friends in country music, Miranda Lambert leads the Country Music Television nominations by pairing with her husband Blake Shelton, her girl group Pistol Annies and good friend Keith Urban.
She’s up for two individual awards for her video “Automatic,” two for collaborating with the Annies on Shelton’s song “Boys ‘Round Here” and two more for her duet with Urban on “We Were Us.”
Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line have five nominations each, and Urban and Taylor Swift are tied with four nominations.
Lambert will be hard to beat this year, with three videos in the top category of Video of the Year and two in the Collaborative Video of the Year category.
Voting begins Monday at CMT.com and continues until June 1. The awards show will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 4.
Miranda Lambert and George Strait will perform a tribute medley in honor of Merle Haggard’s prolific 50 years in country music, including “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive.” Additionally, Garth Brooks will present Haggard with the Crystal Milestone award.
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw join hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan as they shoot the commercials for the 2014 ACM Awards. Check it out below:
Congratulations Miranda! Miranda tops the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards tying with seven. Including Entertainer Of The Year! She even scored two nominations in the same category for Vocal Event Of The Year. Check out her nominations below and keep in mind that voting for Entertainer Of The Year starts in March.
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Single Record of the Year (Mama’s Broken Heart)
Song of the Year (Mama’s Broken Heart)
Video of the Year (Mama’s Broken Heart)
Vocal Event of the Year (We Were Us w/ Keith Urban & Boys Round Here w/ Blake Shelton & Pistol Annies)
Last night (January 26) Miranda and husband Blake Shelton attended The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Miranda looked stunning on the red carpet in a red Pamella Roland dress, Kimberly McDonald earrings, a Judith Leiber clutch and Paul Andrew heels. Inside the show, Miranda didn’t come away with any awards, but she was joined onstage by Billie Joe Armstrong for a tribute performance of When Will I Be Loved. Be sure to head over to the gallery to check out over 100+ HQ photos from last night. Huge thanks to my friends Nikie and Courtney for donating the photos!
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Miranda is a lovely lady in red! Check back later tonight and tomorrow for more photos!
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