CMT Awards: Aldean, Lady A, Sugarland Lead First Round Noms

Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland scored four first-round nominations each to lead the pack for the 2010 CMT Music Awards. Garnering three each were Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Beginning today, Monday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m., ET, fans can vote on CMT.com for their favorite artists to determine the final nominees for CMT’s ninth annual awards show. The 2010 CMT Music Awards premiere live on Wednesday, June 9 on CMT and CMT.com.

The first round of voting runs from Monday, April 5 through Monday, May 3, only at CMT.com, where fans will select from the top nominees in each category. On Tuesday, May 11, CMT will announce the four finalists in each of the categories, except VIDEO OF THE YEAR.  Fans can then vote online at 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 vote at CMT.com and via text message throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

Nominees are below. Awards go to the artists, except where noted.

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”
Kenny Chesney – “Out Last Night”
Toby Keith – “American Ride”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
Brad Paisley – “Welcome to the Future”
Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Casanova”
Keith Urban – “‘Til Summer Comes Around”
Zac Brown Band – “Toes”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean – “The Truth”
Kenny Chesney – “Out Last Night”
Billy Currington – “People Are Crazy”
Toby Keith – “American Ride”
Tim McGraw – “Southern Voice”
Brad Paisley – “Welcome to the Future”
Darius Rucker – “Alright”
Keith Urban – “‘Til Summer Comes Around”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
Martina McBride – “I Just Call You Mine”
Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
Kellie Pickler – “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”
Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Casanova”
Lee Ann Womack – “Solitary Thinkin’”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Gloriana – “How Far Do You Wanna Go?”
Lady Antebellum – “American Honey”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Rascal Flatts – “Here Comes Goodbye”
Rascal Flatts – “Summer Nights”
Trailer Choir – “Rockin’ the Beer Gut”
Zac Brown Band – “Highway 20 Ride”
Zac Brown Band – “Toes”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bomshel – “Fight Like a Girl”
Brooks & Dunn – “Indian Summer”
Brooks & Dunn – “My Maria” from INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN
Caitlin & Will – “Address in the Stars”
Joey + Rory – “Play the Song”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Sugarland – “Keep You”
Sugarland – “Nightswimming/Joey”

USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ryan Bingham – “The Weary Kind”
Luke Bryan – “Do I”
Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
Easton Corbin – “A Little More Country Than That”
Randy Houser – “Boots On”
Justin Moore – “Small Town USA”
Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
Chris Young – “Gettin’ You Home”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams – “Heaven” from CMT CROSSROADS: BRYAN ADAMS AND JASON ALDEAN
Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons – “Honky Tonk Stomp”
Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews – “I’m Alive”
Jamey Johnson and Shooter Jennings – “Somewhere Between Jennings and Jones” from CMT CROSSROADS: SHOOTER JENNINGS AND JAMEY JOHNSON
John Mellencamp featuring Karen Fairchild
– “A Ride Back Home”
Kellie Pickler featuring Taylor Swift – “Best Days of Your Life”
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”
Sugarland featuring The B-52s – “Love Shack” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams – “Heaven” from CMT CROSSROADS: BRYAN ADAMS AND JASON ALDEAN
Dierks Bentley – “Sideways” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Lady Antebellum – “Lookin’ For A Good Time” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone” from INVITATION ONLY: REBA
Tim McGraw – “Southern Voice” from INVITATION ONLY: TIM McGRAW
Brad Paisley – “Then” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Sugarland featuring The B-52s – “Love Shack” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Carrie Underwood – “Temporary Home” from INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Deaton Flanigan (award eligible videos include: Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” and Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home”)
Darren Doane (Zac Brown Band’s “Toes” and “Highway 20 Ride”)
Trey Fanjoy (Reba McEntire’s “Consider Me Gone” and Lady Antebellum’s “American Honey”)
Chris Hicky (Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA”)
Michael Salomon (Toby Keith’s “American Ride” and Dierks Bentley’s “Sideways”)
Shaun Silva (Kenny Chesney’s “Out Last Night” and Rascal Flatts’ “Summer Nights”)
Roman White (Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” and Kellie Pickler’s “Best Days of Your Life”)
Theresa Wingert (Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” and Martina McBride’s “I Just Call You Mine”)

Comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Follow MusicRow on Twitter

Category: Artist, Awards, Featured, Sales/Marketing

About the Author

Sarah Skates has worked in the music business for more than a decade and is a longtime contributor to MusicRow.

View Author Profile