On March 16th, nominations for the CMT Music Awards were announced. The awards are as follows: Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Group/Duo Video of the Year, Breakthrough Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, CMT Performance of the Year, as well as two new categories: CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year and Trending Comeback Song of the Year.
The CMT Music Awards are unlike any other country awards show because these awards are all fan voted. The second nominations were announced, fans could vote every single day for their favorite artists and songs, including Breakthrough Video Of the Year.
Here are the nominees for Breakthrough Video of the Year, which is given to a new artist for the best video from their major breakthrough album:
BRELAND – “Cross Country”
Caitlyn Smith feat. Old Dominion – “I Can’t”
Elvie Shane – “My Boy”
Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
Priscilla Block – “Just About Over You”
Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”
Last year’s winner, Dylan Scott, walked on the stage to give out this award, which has been won by Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreery, Sam Hunt, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, and Gabby Barrett.
They announced that the award for Breakthrough Video of the Year is Parker McCollum!
Congratulations, Parker McCollum! Watch their winning music video below.