2018 CMT Music Awards predictions: Who will win with Video of the Year narrowed down to 5 candidates?

The 2018 CMT Music Awards will be handed out on Wednesday night, June 6, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. So who will take home the awards? Scroll down for our complete predictions in eight categories, which are based on the combined forecasts of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center. They’re ranked in order of their racetrack odds, with the projected winners highlighted in gold.

These awards are decided by fans voting online for their favorite achievements in music videos. Carrie Underwood has won Video of the Year a record six times, and she was nominated again this year for “The Champion” featuring Ludacris. But CMT announced on the morning of the awards that the race had been narrowed down to the final 5 candidates from the 12 who started when the nominations were announced, and Underwood wasn’t on the list.

The final contenders are Blake Shelton (“I’ll Name the Dogs”), Thomas Rhett (“Marry Me”), Brett Young (“Mercy”), Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina (“What Ifs”) and Luke Combs (“When it Rains it Pours”). None of those artists has ever won the top prize, so we’re guaranteed a first-time champ. Also missing the final cut were Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line (“Meant to Be”) and Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton (“Say Something”). Of the remaining contenders, Rhett had the best odds according to our predictions before the field was narrowed.

So what do you think? Is Rhett now the man to beat? Check out our predictions below, and make or update your own right here before the winners are announced.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett — 12/5
“I’ll Name the Dogs,” Blake Shelton — 5/2
“What Ifs,” Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina — 5/2
“Mercy,” Brett Young — 13/5
“When it Rains it Pours,” Luke Combs — 13/5

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“The Champion,” Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris — 8/5
“I Could Use a Love Song,” Maren Morris — 12/5
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert — 12/5
“Every Little Thing,” Carly Pearce — 5/2
“Doin’ Fine,” Lauren Alaina — 5/2
“Legends,” Kelsea Ballerini — 5/2

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett — 13/8
“I’ll Name the Dogs,” Blake Shelton — 23/10
“You Make it Easy,” Jason Aldean — 12/5
“Light It Up,” Luke Bryan — 12/5
“Small Town Boy,” Dustin Lynch — 5/2
“Heartache on the Dance Floor,” Jon Pardi — 12/5

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne — 17/10
“Smooth,” Florida Georgia Line — 11/5
“Speak to a Girl,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill — 23/10
“Tequila,” Dan and Shay — 5/2
“California,” Big and Rich — 5/2
“She’s with Me,” High Valley — 5/2

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“You Look Good,” Lady Antebellum — 7/4
“When Someone Stops Loving You,” Little Big Town — 21/10
“No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” Old Dominion — 12/5
“Greatest Love Story,” LANCO — 5/2
“My Old Man,” Zac Brown Band — 5/2
“Yours if You Want It,” Rascal Flatts — 5/2
“Make a Little,” Midland — 13/5

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Every Little Thing,” Carly Pearce — 17/10
“Greatest Love Story,” LANCO — 11/5
“Sway,” Danielle Bradbery — 12/5
“Yours,” Russell Dickerson — 12/5
“All on Me,” Devin Dawson — 5/2
“You Broke Up with Me,” Walker Hayes — 5/2

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Say Something,” Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton — 9/5
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line — 21/10
“The Champion,” Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris — 9/4
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris — 5/2
“What Ifs,” Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina — 5/2
“Flatliner,” Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley — 5/2

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
“The Fighter,” Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood at 2017 CMT Music Awards — 13/8

“Stand Up for Something,” Andra Day, Common, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery at 2017 CMT Artists of the Year — 23/10

“I Won’t Back Down,” Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town at 2017 CMT Artists of the Year — 12/5

“Everybody,” Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line at CMT Crossroads — 12/5

“September,” Earth Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum at CMT Crossroads — 5/2

“Midnight Rider,” Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Derek Trucks at 2017 CMT Music Awards — 13/5

Be sure to make your CMT predictions so that music insiders can see this year’s contenders are faring in our CMT odds. You can keep changing your predictions until winners are announced. And join the discussion on this and more taking place right now in our music forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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