Women Take Over CMT Award Nominations

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Looks like country music is turning into a women’s club! The nominees for the 2012 CMT Awards were announced this morning by Little Big Town on NBC’s TODAY show, and Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are leading everyone with the most nominations this year. Carrie has five and Miranda is following closely behind with four. Little Big Town also announced that they will be performing on this year’s award show. See the full list of nominees below and make sure you let us know who you think has the best chances this year.

Pistol Annies are up for their first CMT Award nominations this year for Group Video of the Year for “Hell On Heels,” and for USA Today Breakthrough Vide of the Year on the fan-voted award show. Voting is open today and runs until June 4th, 2012. The CMT Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 6th, 2012 on CMT.

See the final list of nominees below:

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.

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Jason Aldean – “Dirt Road Anthem”
  • Luke Bryan – “I Don’t 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 Can’t Tell You No”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
  • Martina McBride – “I’m 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

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

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 Flatts featuring 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: BLAKE SHELTON
  • 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: STEVEN TYLER & CARRIE UNDERWOOD FROM THE PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM

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