CMT Music Awards reveal Top 6 ‘Video of the Year’ finalists


CMT has revealed the top six finalists vying for the night’s most-coveted “Video of Year” award at the 2023 CMT Music Awards. Fans have cast their votes over the past three weeks across all categories including “Video of the Year,” narrowing down to the top six finalists from the original list of 16 nominees.

The final six “Video of the Year” nominees are: Blake Shelton – “No Body”, Carrie Underwood – “Hate My Heart”, Cody Johnson – “Human”, HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson – “wait in the truck”, Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown – “Thank God” and Morgan Wallen – “You Proof”.  Fan voting is now open at

On Sunday, April 2nd, these six nominees will be narrowed down to top three, with voting continuing through the live show, leading up to the big reveal at the end of the night.

The Top 6 this year sees Carrie Underwood competing for her fifth consecutive “Video of the Year” win and tenth overall in the category. Underwood remains the most awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history with 25 career wins. A win from Kane and Katelyn Brown would make them the first husband/wife duo to win the award in CMT history, and would also be the first win for each of them in this category. Blake Shelton is vying for his second “Video of the Year” win (having earned his first win in 2018), and Cody Johnson, HARDY, Lainey Wilson and Morgan Wallen are hoping for their first win in the category.

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