Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Others Revealed Among Top 2024 CMT Nominees

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The 2024 CMT Music Award nominees have been revealed.

Kelsea Ballerini, who is set to return as the solo host of the star-studded show, is also on of the top nominees, along with Cody Johnson, Jelly Roll — who was last year’s most-awarded artist with three victories — Lainey Wilson and Megan Moroney. Each artist has three nominations. CMT also honored 14 first-time nominees, including those who made powerful breakthroughs in the genre and others who crossed genre lines. That list includes Amber Riley, Ashley Cooke, Bret Michaels, Chayce Beckham, Hozier, Koe Wetzel, Stephen Wilson Jr., Tyler Childers, Warren ZeidersZach Bryan and four members of the 2024 CMT Next Women of Country: Anne Wilson, Ella Langley, The Castellows and Tigirlily Gold, per a press release issued Wednesday morning (March 13).

The coveted Video of the Year category includes a lengthy list of 16 nominees, though that list will be narrowed down after a few rounds of fan voting. Fans can now vote for their favorite videos across nine categories at Voting will remain open through April 1 for most of the categories; however, the Video of the Year award will remain open for voting into the live show on Sunday, April 7, per CMT. The Top 6 nominees from the first round of voting will be revealed on April 1, and the Top 3 nominees from the second round of voting will be confirmed on the day of the show. CMT previously noted that performers, presenters and other details would be announced at a later date.

The 2024 CMT Music Awards will return to Moody Center in Austin, Texas, taking place on Sunday, April 7, and airing live (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT). Viewers can watch on CBS and stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

See the full list of nominees here:


  • Ashley McBryde - “Light On In The Kitchen”
  • Brandy Clark feat. Brandi Carlile - “Dear Insecurity”
  • Brothers Osborne - “Nobody’s Nobody”
  • Cody Johnson - “The Painter”
  • Darius Rucker - “Fires Don’t Start Themselves”
  • HARDY - “Truck Bed”
  • Jason Aldean - “Let Your Boys Be Country”
  • Jelly Roll - “Need A Favor”
  • Jordan Davis - “Next Thing You Know”
  • Kacey Musgraves - “Deeper Well”
  • Kelsea Ballerini - “IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)”
  • Lainey Wilson - “Watermelon Moonshine”
  • Mickey Guyton feat. Kane Brown - “Nothing Compares To You”
  • Parmalee - “Gonna Love You”
  • Tyler Childers - “In Your Love”
  • Zach Bryan - “Nine Ball”


  • Ashley McBryde - “Light On In The Kitchen”
  • Gabby Barrett - “Glory Days”
  • Kacey Musgraves - “Deeper Well”
  • Kelsea Ballerini - “Penthouse”
  • Lainey Wilson - “Watermelon Moonshine”
  • Megan Moroney - “I'm Not Pretty”
  • Reba McEntire - “Seven Minutes In Heaven”


  • Bailey Zimmerman - “Religiously”
  • Cody Johnson - “The Painter”
  • HARDY - “Truck Bed” 
  • Jelly Roll - “Need A Favor”
  • Jordan Davis - “Next Thing You Know”
  • Luke Combs - “Fast Car (Official Live Video)” 
  • Morgan Wallen “Last Night (One Record At A Time Sessions)”


  • Brothers Osborne - “Nobody's Nobody”
  • Dan + Shay - “Save Me The Trouble”   
  • Old Dominion - “Memory Lane”
  • Parmalee - “Girl In Mine”
  • The War And Treaty - “Have You A Heart”
  • Tigirlily Gold - “Shoot Tequila”


  • Carly Pearce feat. Chris Stapleton - “We Don't Fight Anymore”
  • Ella Langley feat. Koe Wetzel - “That's Why We Fight”
  • Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan - “Cowboys And Plowboys”
  • Justin Moore & Priscilla Block - “You, Me And Whiskey”
  • Lukas Nelson + Promise of The Real feat. Lainey Wilson - “More Than Friends”
  • Mickey Guyton feat. Kane Brown - “Nothing Compares To You”
  • Old Dominion & Megan Moroney - “Can't Break Up Now”

BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR, presented by Walt Disney World®

  • Anne Wilson - “Rain In The Rearview”
  • Ashley Cooke - “your place”
  • Brittney Spencer - “Bigger Than The Song”
  • Tigirlily Gold - “Shoot Tequila”

BREAKTHROUGH MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR, presented by Walt Disney World®

  • Chayce Beckham - “23”
  • Tyler Childers - “In Your Love”
  • Warren Zeiders - “Pretty Little Poison”
  • Zach Bryan - “Oklahoma Smokeshow”



  • Amber Riley - “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” (from CMT Smashing Glass)
  • Bret Michaels & Chris Janson - “Nothing But a Good Time” (from CMT Crossroads)
  • Carrie Underwood - “Hate My Heart” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • Cody Johnson - “Human” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • Dierks Bentley - “Drunk On A Plane” (from CMT Storytellers) 
  • Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter - “Thinking ‘Bout You” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
  • Hozier & Maren Morris - “Take Me To Church” (from CMT Crossroads)
  • Jelly Roll - “Need a Favor” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • Kelsea Ballerini - “IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)” (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
  • The War And Treaty - “On My Own” (from CMT Smashing Glass)


  • Chase Rice - “Goodnight Nancy” (from CMT Studio Sessions)
  • Dylan Scott - “Don't Close Your Eyes (Keith Whitley Cover)” (from CMT Digital Campfire Sessions)
  • Megan Moroney - “I'm Not Pretty” (from CMT Digital Campfire Sessions)
  • Nate Smith - “Whiskey On You” (from CMT Studio Sessions)
  • Scotty McCreery - “It Matters To Her” (from CMT Stages)
  • Stephen Wilson Jr. - “Year to Be Young 1994” (from CMT Studio Sessions)
  • The Castellows - “I Know It Will Never End” (from CMT Studio Sessions)