2014 CMT Awards: Cassadee Pope, Carrie Underwood among nominees

CMT -When it comes to awards shows these days, alumni from singing competitions really do not get that much of an opportunity to see many contestants with singing-show connections. One of the major reasons for that is merely due to the fact that the majority of genres these days often do not embrace people who got their start on TV … but country is a big exception.

That is why we are pleased to see a number of names familiar to “American Idol” and “The Voice”nominated for 2014 CMT Awards. While Carrie Underwood and Cassadee Pope are the only two former contestants, you also have “Nashville Star” alum Miranda Lambert, “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton, and also Keith Urban from “American Idol.”

Take a look at the full list of nominees below for the major categories.

Video Of The Year (only six will be nominees during the broadcast)

  • Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies, “Boys Round Here”
  • Carrie Underwood, “See You Again”
  • Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan, “This Is How We Roll”
  • Hunter Hayes, “I Want Crazy”
  • Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow”
  • Keith Urban With Miranda Lambert, “We Were Us”
  • Luke Bryan, “That’s My Kind Of Night”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
  • Taylor Swift, “Red”
  • Thomas Rhett, “It Goes Like This”
  • Tim McGraw With Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”

Female Video Of The Year

  • Carrie Underwood, “See You Again”
  • Cassadee Pope, “Wasting All These Tears”
  • Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
  • Sheryl Crow, “Easy”
  • Taylor Swift, “Red”

Male Video Of The Year

  • Blake Shelton, “Doin’ What She Likes”
  • Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
  • Hunter Hayes, “I Want Crazy”
  • Jason Aldean, “Night Train”
  • Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”
  • Randy Houser, “Runnin Outta Moonlight”

Group Video Of The Year

  • Eli Young Band, “Drunk Last Night”
  • Lady Antebellum, “Compass”
  • Little Big Town, “Your Side Of The Bed”
  • Rascal Flatts, “Rewind”
  • The Band Perry, “DONE.”
  • Zac Brown Band, “Sweet Annie”

Duo Video Of The Year

  • Dan+Shay, “19 You + Me”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Round Here”
  • Florida Georgia Line, “Stay”
  • Thompson Square, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”

Breakthrough Video Of The Year

  • Brett Eldredge, “Beat Of The Music”
  • Cassadee Pope, “Wasting All These Tears”
  • Cole Swindell, “Chillin It”
  • David Nail, “Whatever She’s Got”
  • Thomas Rhett, “It Goes Like This”
  • Tyler Farr, “Redneck Crazy”

Collaborative Video Of The Year

  • Hunter Hayes Featuring Jason Mraz, “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me”
  • Keith Urban With Miranda Lambert, “We Were Us”
  • Tim McGraw With Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
  • Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies, “Boys Round Here”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan, “This Is How We Roll”
  • Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise (Remix)”

Clearly, Florida Georgia Line in particular has a ton to be excited about with these nominees, especially for a group that was an unknown not too long ago. But two nominations for Cassadee, who remains to date the most-popular winner of the show, is not too shabby.

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