Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood Battle For CMT Award
Following closely behind are Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band with two nominations each.
"When you look at the talent and diversity amassed within these categories, it's easy to see why this has been CMT's biggest year ever," said CMT President Brian Philips. "Hosted by our Nashville-brother-by-way-of-Detroit, Kid Rock, this night promises to be an unforgettable party!"
Joining the Male Video of the Year category for the first time are Jason Aldean and Billy Currington, while Reba McEntire reappears in the Female category for the first time since 2005, despite multiple recent CMT Awards nominations in other categories, including Video of the Year. Other highlights include Gloriana's first entrance into the Group category, while Steel Magnolia joins Duo and Breakthrough for the first time.
Hosted by Kid Rock, the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will air LIVE from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 9 on CMT and CMT.com. Country music's biggest stars are slated to perform, including Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, with more to be announced.
Fans can vote online at vote.CMT.com through June 8 to determine the winners. The final nominees for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com and via text message throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.
The final nominees in each of the 2010 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 – "The Truth"
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist
* Jason Aldean – "The Truth"
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist
* Miranda Lambert – "White Liar"
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
* Gloriana – "How Far Do You Wanna Go?"
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists
* Brooks & Dunn – "Indian Summer"
Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)
* Luke Bryan – "Do I"
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)
* Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams – "Heaven" from CMT CROSSROADS: BRYAN ADAMS AND JASON ALDEAN
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)
* Lady Antebellum – "Lookin' For A Good Time" from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Best video director of the year; awarded to the director for his or her body of work from the past year
* Deaton Flanigen (award eligible videos include: Jason Aldean's "The Truth" and Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home")
Click here to read today's full Day in Pop report