The trio picked up three nods apiece, alongside Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, and Sam Hunt on Wednesday, September 23. The six artists are up for three nominations each, spanning categories such as for video of the year, male video of the year, female video of the year and breakthrough video of the year.
Meanwhile, there were multiple mentions for Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Little Big Town, and The Chicks (a.k.a Dixie Chicks). Blanco Brown, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Riley Green and Travis Denning are among this year's first-time nominees.
Each winner will be selected by fans. Voting is now open at CMT.com and will continue until on Monday, October 12 at 12 P.M. EST.
The coveted Video of the Year category currently features 14 nominees, including Ballerini, Combs, Rhett, McBryde, Dan + Shay and Hunt, and the finalists will be revealed on October 12. Rhett picked up the Video of the Year prize for "Remember You Young" at the ACM Awards last week (ends September 18).
The 2020 CMT Music Awards, which were rescheduled from June due to the coronavirus pandemic, will now take place on October 21. It will air at 8 p.m. ET/7 P.M. CT on CMT with a simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.
The full list of nominees is:
Video of the Year
Female Video of the Year
Male Video of the Year
Group Video of the Year
Duo Video of the Year
Breakthrough Video of the Year
Collaborative Video of the Year
CMT Performance of the Year