Nick Jonas’ 2015 was complicated, but his 2016 was simply disappointing. Following up on his album and tour with Demi Lovato, it looked like Nick was going to be shut out of all of the major award shows. Even the award shows started to feel bad as MTV gave Nick a consolation prize after he was snubbed and Radio Disney gave Nick a “Hero” award.
However, Nick has a chance to bring home some more hardware coming up. He’s been nominated for the 2017 CMT Performance of the Year award for his performance of “Close” with Thomas Rhett featuring Danielle Bradbery on “CMT Crossroads.” Nick is up against some stiff competition in the category, though, squaring off against country music heavyweight Jason Aldean, Meghan Trainor’s performance with Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini and a duet from Alicia Keys and Nick’s go-to sad time musician, Marren Morris.
Watch Nick and Thomas perform together below, plus see Nick’s Instagram post about the nomination. Vote on all of the CMT Award categories including Nick’s here.
(Photo credit: Nick Jonas Instagram account)