Bryan, Church, Lambert Lead CMT Music Awards Nominations

cmt awards 2013Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert are the leading nominees for this year’s CMT Music Awards, which will air Wednesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT and CMT.com. Kristen Bell will return as a second-time co-host, joined by first-time co-host Jason Aldean.

Church, Bryan and Lambert each nabbed four nominations at this year’s awards. Bryan is up for Video of the Year (“Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”), Male Video of the Year (“Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”), Collaborative Video of the Year (Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church – “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards) and CMT Performance of the Year (“Drunk On You/Feel Again” with Ryan Tedder from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR).

Church is up for Video of the Year (“Springsteen”), Male Video of the Year (“Creepin'”), Collaborative Video of the Year (Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church – “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards) and CMT Performance of the Year (“Homeboy” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR).

Lambert is nominated for Video of the Year (“Mama’s Broken Heart”), Female Video of the Year (“Mama’s Broken Heart”), CMT Performance of the Year (“Over You” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR) and Group Video of the Year (as part of Pistol Annies – “Takin’ Pills”).

Artist with three nominations include Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and first-time nominees Florida Georgia Line; artist with two nominations include: Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, rock band Journey, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw.

Nominations list for CMT Music Awards:

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.

  • Brad Paisley – “Southern Comfort Zone”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
  • Eric Church – “Springsteen”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
  • Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
  • Jason Aldean – “1994”
  • Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
  • Little Big Town – “Tornado”
  • Luke Bryan – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
  • Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  • Tim McGraw – “One of Those Nights”

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

  • Blake Shelton – “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
  • Eric Church – “Creepin’”
  • Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
  • Jason Aldean – “Take a Little Ride”
  • Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
  • Luke Bryan – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

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

  • Carrie Underwood – “Two Black Cadillacs”
  • Faith Hill – “American Heart”
  • Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go ‘Round”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
  • Taylor Swift – “Begin Again”

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

  • Lady Antebellum – “Downtown”
  • Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
  • Pistol Annies – “Takin’ Pills”
  • Rascal Flatts – “Come Wake Me Up”
  • The Band Perry – “Better Dig Two”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Goodbye in Her Eyes”

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

  • Big & Rich – “That’s Why I Pray”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
  • Love and Theft – “Runnin’ Out Of Air”
  • Thompson Square – “If I Didn’t Have You”

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

  • Dustin Lynch – “Cowboys and Angels”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
  • Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go ‘Round”
  • Kip Moore – “Beer Money”
  • Randy Houser – “How Country Feels”

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

  • Brad Paisley and Joe Walsh – “Rocky Mountain Way,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOE WALSH & FRIENDS
  • Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church – “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards
  • Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush,” from 2012 CMA Awards
  • Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rockstar”
  • Rascal Flatts and Journey – “Changed,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS
  • The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis – “Three Wooden Crosses” from CMT CROSSROADS: THE AVETT BROTHERS AND RANDY TRAVIS

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)

  • Dierks Bentley – “5-1-5-0” from CMT UNPLUGGED
  • Eric Church – “Homeboy” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
  • Luke Bryan and Ryan Tedder – “Drunk On You/Feel Again” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
  • Miranda Lambert – “Over You” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
  • Rascal Flatts and Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS
  • Toby Keith – “Beers Ago” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

Voting will begin today (Monday, May 6) on CMT.com and will end Sunday, June 2 at Midnight ET.

 

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