Country Stars Celebrate Their CMT Music Award Nominations
After announcing that he's expecting his third child, Bentley receives more good news when he scores a nod for CMT performance of the year – and gets straight to campaigning before the June 5 ceremony. Fans decide who will receive CMT Music Awards at CMT.com, with voting staying open until June 2.
LITTLE BIG TOWN
The quartet of Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook put their hands – and feet! – up to mark their duo of nominations, for video of the year and group video of the year.
Following in Bentley's footsteps, husband and wife duo Shawna and Keifer Thompson spell it out for their fans in order to take home the duo video of the year prize.
Come to papa! Moore holds his hands out to welcome the breakthrough video of the year trophy that could be his on June 5.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard jump for joy – literally! – upon hearing about their trio of nominations for their hit song "Cruise."
The breakthrough video of the year nominee shares his excitement with 15-month-old son West, who thrusts a pair of triumphant fists into the air.
LOVE AND THEFT
Say what?! While Stephen Barker Liles happily accepts the group's nod for duo video of the year, bandmate Eric Gunderson revels in the surprise.
Hope he's got quick fingers: Lynch celebrates his breakthrough video of the year nomination with a spontaneous toss of his cell phone – and a wide-eyed grin.
THE AVETT BROTHERS
Hands up! Scott and Seth Avett have nothing but love for their collaborative video of the year nomination, which they share with Randy Travis.
And speaking of Travis … the country king does anything but keep calm and carry on after hearing about the nod, letting his paperwork fly.
Do good and ye shall be rewarded! A beaming Keith shares word of his nomination for performance of the year while traveling the globe on his 11th USO tour.
Walsh kicks it up a notch upon hearing about his collaborative video of the year nomination, which he shares with Brad Paisley.