Congratulations to Acadiana's own Atlantic Recording artist Hunter Hayes for his first nomination for a CMT  Music Award! Hunter is nominated for the  USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for "Storm Warning"

Carrie Underwood leads the field with five nominations.The candidates were announced this morning (April 23) in New York City on NBC's Today show. The awards show will kick off festivities for the 40th annual FAN FAIR / CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Wed June 6

Congrats to Hunter, and all the nominees from 97.3 the DAWG!