The 2016 CMT Music Awards announced today a brand new category that will be featured during the upcoming awards show on June 8, the #SocialSuperstar category. This category recognizes artists and their constant efforts of engaging with fans using social media.
The nominees for this inaugural award include Brett Eldredge, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell and Thomas Rhett. Voting is now underway via the social media platforms Twitter and Instagram, and will continue during the live show that is scheduled on June 8. To vote for your favorite artist, post on Intagram and Twitter and include the hashtags: #CMTawards and the specific artist you are voting for hashtag: #VoteBlake, #VoteBrett, #VoteJake, #VoteKelsea, #VoteLindsay and #VoteThomas.
The 2016 CMT Music Awards will broadcast live on CMT from Nashville on June 8 at 8PM ET/PT.