cmt awards 2017The 2017 CMT Music Awards were announced on May 9th and the new category “Social Superstar” returns. Billboard exclusively reported the nominees, check out their social media videos HERE. This year’s nominees for the award are Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, and Lauren Alaina.

The award honors the country singer who uses social media in the most creative ways to reach their fans. Blake Shelton won the inaugural award last year in 2016.

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