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Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert lead the nominations for the 2013 CMT Awards, each picking up four for this year's live show.
Nominees were announced this morning.
Voting for the CMT MUSIC AWARDS begins now at http://www.CMT.com.Artists with three nominations include Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Florida Georgia Line; artists with two nominations include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Journey, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw.The show will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, June 5.
The final nominees in each of the 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS categories include:VIDEO OF THE YEARBest 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 YEARBest video by a male artist; awarded to the artistBlake 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 YEARBest video by a female artist; awarded to the artistCarrie 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 YEARBest video by a group; awarded to the artistsLady 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 YEARBest video by a duo; awarded to the artistsBig & 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 YEARBest 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 YEARBest 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 & FRIENDSJason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church – "The Only Way I Know," from 2012 CMA AwardsKelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill – "Don't Rush," from 2012 CMA AwardsKenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – "Feel Like A Rockstar"Rascal Flatts and Journey – "Changed," from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTSThe Avett Brothers and Randy Travis – "Three Wooden Crosses" from CMT CROSSROADS: THE AVETT BROTHERS AND RANDY TRAVIS
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEARMusical 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 UNPLUGGEDEric Church – "Homeboy" from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEARLuke Bryan and Ryan Tedder – "Drunk On You/Feel Again" from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEARMiranda Lambert – "Over You" from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEARRascal Flatts and Journey – "Don't Stop Believin'" from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTSToby Keith – "Beers Ago" from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Fans can vote online at CMT.com, and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through June 2 to determine the winners. The six finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's winner.