Toby Keith Joins Big List of 2019 CMT Awards Performers
Toby Keith and Cole Swindell have joined an all-star roster of performers at the upcoming 2019 CMT Awards. Keith is said to be giving the television debut of his new single "That’s Country Bro," and Swindell will also join him on one of his biggest hits.
Luke Combs, Keith Urban, Brandi Carlile and Zac Brown Band are also slated to perform at the awards show, which will feature a number of interesting celebrity pairings. Carlile will team with Tanya Tucker for a joint performance, while Brett Young and Boyz II Men will collaborate live. Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty will get together for a live jam, and Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris will perform together.
The newly revealed artists join a previously announced lineup that includes Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan.
Morris leads the nominated performers, as she's up for three prizes: Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Girl," as well as CMT Performance of the Year for her collaboration with Brandi Carlile for “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” from the 2018 CMT Artists of the Year special.
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However, Underwood is the most-awarded artist in the history of the awards show. This year she is nominated for Video of the Year for "Cry Pretty" and Female Video of the Year for "Love Wins."
Dan + Shay are up for Video of the Year and Duo Video of the Year for "Speechless." Rhett is nominated for Male Video of the Year for "Life Changes," while Ballerini is nominated for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Miss Me More." Bryan's "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" video is up for Male Video of the Year, and he's also nominated for Collaborative Video of the Year for "Straight to Hell" with Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean and Charles Kelley.
Little Big Town are returning to host the 2019 CMT Awards, which are set to air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, at 8PM ET.
Fans can vote on the winners — voting is open for fans until 11:59 PM ET on June 4 for all of the categories via Vote.CMT.com.
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