CMT Music Award nominations: Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum lead the pack

Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood led this morning’s  CMT Music Award nominations pulling in three nods each. Winners will be announced in a live ceremony, hosted by Kid Rock, on CMT June 9 at 8 p.m. ET. [Read our (delayed) reaction on the Music Mix blog.]

CMT Music Award nominees:

Video of the Year
Nominee finalists announced during telecast with winner selected from voting on 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”
• Billy Currington – “People Are Crazy”
• Toby Keith – “American Ride”
• Tim McGraw – “Southern Voice”
• Keith Urban – ” ‘Til Summer Comes Around”

Female Video of the Year
• Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
• Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
• Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
• Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Casanova”

Group Video of the Year
• Gloriana – “How Far Do You Wanna Go?”
• Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
• Rascal Flatts – “Here Comes Goodbye”
• Zac Brown Band – “Toes”

Duo Video of the Year
• Brooks & Dunn – “Indian Summer”
• Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
• Sugarland – “Keep You”
• Sugarland – “Nightswimming/Joey”

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
• Luke Bryan – “Do I”
• Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
• Easton Corbin – “A Little More Country Than That”
• Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”

Collaborative Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams – “Heaven”
• Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews – “I’m Alive”
• Kellie Pickler featuring Taylor Swift – “Best Days of Your Life”
• Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”

CMT Performance of the Year
• Lady Antebellum – “Lookin’ For A Good Time”
• Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
• Tim McGraw – “Southern Voice”
• Brad Paisley – “Then”
• Carrie Underwood – “Temporary Home”

Video Director of the Year
• Deaton Flanigen (eligible videos include: Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” and Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home”)
• Chris Hicky (eligible videos include: Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA”)
• Shaun Silva (eligible videos include: Kenny Chesney’s “Out Last Night” and Rascal Flatts’s “Summer Nights”)
• Roman White (eligible videos include: Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” and Kellie Pickler’s “Best Days of Your Life”)

Comments (10 total) Add your comment
  • Vicky

    How many country music awards shows are there? Seems like a lot, especially since they’re always celebrating the same people.

    • B

      Three: ACM’s (Academy of Country Music); CMT Music Awards (for videos); and CMA’s (Country Music Association).

      To me it’s the same as all the “regular” music awards. AMA’s, Grammys, Billboard, MTV Awards…on and on.

      • Mike

        I think there is an ACMA’s too lol 2 Academy awards shows…one in the spring one in November. I say the more the merrier. I never was a big country fan until the past few years, but the talent (minus Taylor) and the music is very good! The shows are always entertaining!

      • Joan

        What do you mean by “regular” music awards? Country Music acts are recognized at the AMA, grammys and Billboard too. Take out the awards shows that recognize multiple genres, country music has the most genre specific awards shows.

      • B

        “Regular” meaning a collection of everything. Yes, country is involved there, too, but to me it seems those award shows focus more on rock/pop/R&B. Not that it annoys me or anything. It was just an observation.

  • Mike

    that was a bit harsh of me on Taylor…She is a good songwriter, but I hate that she keeps winning awards for her “vocal” ability. There’s something not quite right there.

    • reinz

      Amen brother!

      • josh

        Taylor is neither a good songwriter or a vocalist. Stop trying to be nice about it. Her songs were cute at first until you realize that she doesn’t have anything else to say. I don’t care how young she is, she has NO creativity. If I have to one more song about a tween breaking her heart I think I might punch a baby. She tries to “creative” in her performances but they are just epic fails of doucheary. This little conceited b*tch who thinks she is an angel needs to grow up. Or get pregnant…because that would be massively funny.

      • JC

        its for her YOUNG FANS , a lot of adults do not go gaga over taylor

  • sarah


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