Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Aldean set for CMT Awards


In this Jan. 2 file photo, Carrie Underwood performs during the funeral service for Little Jimmy Dickens in the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood is the top contender for the 2015 CMT Music Awards with five nominations. The CMT Awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Carrie Underwood could extend her record-winning streak at the CMT Music Awards.

The country star has won video of the year for the last three years, and she’s nominated twice for the top prize Wednesday night when the awards show airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (8 p.m. EDT).

Underwood’s “Something in the Water” and her duet with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad,” will compete against clips from Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, among others. Underwood also won the prize in 2010 and 2007, and her five wins for the award make her the record holder.

She is the overall top contender with five nominations. Underwood earned two nominations for female video of the year with “Something in the Water” and “Little Toy Guns,” while “Somethin’ Bad” is up for collaborative video of the year.

Underwood, a new mom, will also hit the stage, where Bryan, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire and Zac Brown Band will also perform. DJ-producer Zedd will perform an EDM-country mash-up with Lady Antebellum.

Other nominees for the fan-voted video of the year include Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt,” Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down” and Bryan’s “Play It Again.” Twelve videos were originally nominated for the top prize, but were later whittled to six.

Also performing at the awards: Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Sam Hunt. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Ray Cyrus, David Spade, Hunter Hayes and Rumer Willis will hand out awards.

The show will be hosted by Erin Andrews and Britney Snow.

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