The nominations for the 2019 CMT Awards, which focus on country music videos, have been announced, and lots of Georgians are among them. Here’s a quick rundown:
Bronwood, Georgia, native Cole Swindell’s “Break Up In the End” is nominated for Video of the Year. Among Swindell’s (pictured) competitors in the category is northwest Georgia’s Kane Brown’s “Good As You,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Simple” and the Zac Brown Band’s “Someone I Used to Know.”
Swindell’s video is also nominated for Male Video of the Year, with competitors including Georgia’s Luke Bryan (“Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”), Kane Brown (“Lose It”), Thomas Rhett(“Life Changes”) and Jason Aldean (“Drowns the Whiskey,” featuring Miranda Lambert).
Florida Georgia Line’s “Simple” video is also nominated for Duo Video of the Year, with Sugarland’s “Babe” (featuring Taylor Swift) among the clips they’re up against.
Both Aldean’s and Sugarland’s aforementioned videos are nominated additionally for Collaborative Video of the year; Darius Rucker’s “Straight to Hell” (a cover of the Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ song), which features Georgians Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Charles Kelley, is also up for that award. The Zac Brown Band’s aforementioned “Someone I Used to Know” is also nominated for Group Video of the Year.
Finally, nominees for CMT Performance of the Year, which goes to special live performances aired on the network’s programs, the Zac Brown Band is nominated for their performance of “Keep Me In Mind” featuring Shawn Mendes from CMT Crossroads. Georgia’s Gladys Knight is also nominated for collaborating with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman on two songs aired on the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year broadcast.
Fans can vote for their favorites at cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/vote. The awards, live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, will air on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, beginning at 8 p.m. EST.