It has been decided that the 2016 CMT Music Awards did not have enough categories so one was added and is relevant to the signs of the times. The #SocialSuperstar Award will honor artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact with fans through a multitude of platforms and apps.
Brett Eldredge, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell and Thomas Rhett are all nominated for the inaugural Award. This brings Blake and Thomas to three nominations each, which ties with Carrie Underwood, Cam and Chris Stapleton for most nominations.
Fans can vote for their favorite artist via TWITTER and INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #CMTAwards coupled with an artist-specific hashtag: #VoteBlake, #VoteBrett, #VoteJake, #VoteKelsea, #VoteLindsay, and #VoteThomas. Voting will continue during the live show which will air June 8th at 8pm (ET). From what I have already seen things are at a voting frenzy!