CMT Music Awards 2012– The Nominees are OUT!

Its proving to be Carrie Underwoods year as she picks up five nominations for the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, it was announced this morning live on NBCs Today show by host HodaKotb and guest co-host Willie Geist with guests Little Big Town, who received a nomination in the CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR category. The group also announced they will perform on this years live show.

Women lead the pack this year as Miranda Lambert follows closely behind Underwood with four nominations; two for her solo work and two as a member of country trio and first-time nominees Pistol Annies, who are up for GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR and USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR awards. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Thompson Square are next in line tied for three nominations apiece. Duo The Civil Wars also received three nominations, including two for their collaboration with Taylor Swift on the hit song Safe & Sound from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS mark the 11th anniversary of the awards show and will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 6 on CMT and CMT.com.

The final nominees in each of the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS categories include:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced during live telecast, with final voting held online at CMT.com during the show.

  • Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anthem
  • Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter You And Tequila
  • Toby Keith Red Solo Cup
  • Lady Antebellum We Owned The Night
  • Miranda Lambert Over You
  • Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood Remind Me
  • Rascal Flattsfeaturing Natasha Bedingfield Easy
  • Blake Shelton God Gave Me You
  • Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars Safe & Sound
  • Carrie Underwood Good Girl

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR:Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anthem
  • Luke Bryan I Dont Want This Night To End
  • Eric Church Drink In My Hand
  • Toby Keith Red Solo Cup
  • Blake Shelton God Gave Me You
  • Keith Urban Long Hot Summer

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Sara Evans My Heart Cant Tell You No
  • Miranda Lambert Over You
  • Martina McBride Im Gonna Love You Through It
  • Kellie Pickler Tough
  • Taylor Swift Ours
  • Carrie Underwood Good Girl

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Eli Young Band Crazy Girl
  • Lady Antebellum We Owned The Night
  • Pistol Annies Hell On Heels
  • Rascal Flatts Banjo
  • The Band Perry All Your Life
  • Zac Brown Band Keep Me In Mind

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR:Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Love and Theft Angel Eyes
  • Montgomery Gentry Where I Come From
  • Sugarland Tonight
  • The Civil Wars Poison & Wine
  • Thompson Square Glass
  • Thompson Square I Got You

USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)

  • Lauren Alaina Georgia Peaches
  • Brantley Gilbert Country Must Be Country Wide
  • Hunter Hayes Storm Warning
  • Scotty McCreery The Trouble With Girls
  • Pistol Annies Hell On Heels
  • Thompson Square I Got You

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)

  • Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter You And Tequila
  • Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood Remind Me
  • Rascal Flattsfeaturing Natasha Bedingfield Easy
  • Lionel Richie with Shania Twain Endless Love
  • Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars Safe & Sound
  • Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett Knee Deep

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • Jason Aldean Tattoos On This Town from 2011 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
  • Lady Antebellum Dancin Away With My Heart from 2011 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
  • Little Big Town Fix You from MUSIC BUILDS: THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT
  • Blake Shelton Footloose from INVITATION ONLY: BLAKESHELTON
  • Sting and Vince Gill If I Ever Lose My Faith In You from CMT CROSSROADS: STING AND VINCE GILL
  • Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood Just A Dream/Dream On from CMT CROSSROADS: STEVENTYLER& CARRIEUNDERWOOD FROM THE PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM

Fans can vote online at CMT.com, and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through June 4 to determine the winners. The five finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the nights big winner.

Veteran live event producer Michael Dempsey will executive produce the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS alongside distinguished director Joe DeMaio. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.

For more information as it becomes available, follow CMT on Twitter (@FollowCMT), hashtag #CMTawards and become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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