Nominees Announced For 'CMT Music Awards' Inaugural #SocialSuperstar Award
June 1, 2016 at 8:27 AM (PT)
The 2016 "CMT MUSIC AWARDS" has added a brand new category and nominations for the show, which will air live from BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th beginning at 8p (ET). The #SocialSuperstar Award will honor artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact with fans through a multitude of platforms and apps.
BRETT ELDREDGE, BLAKE SHELTON, JAKE OWEN, KELSEA BALLERINI, LINDSAY ELL, and THOMAS RHETT are all nominated for the inaugural #SocialSuperstar Award. This brings SHELTON and RHETT to three nominations each, which ties with CARRIE UNDERWOOD, CAM, and CHRIS STAPLETON for most nominations. Fans can vote for their favorite artist via TWITTER and INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #CMTAwards coupled with an artist-specific hashtag: #VoteBlake, #VoteBrett, #VoteJake, #VoteKelsea, #VoteLindsay, and #VoteThomas. Voting will continue during the live show.