2008 CMT Music Awards:  About the Show

ABOUT THE SHOW

The fate of the nominees and winners of the 2008 CMT Music Awards were decided by country music fans across the country. Back in February, fans started voting for their favorite videos to determine the final nominees for CMT's seventh annual awards show.

Fans selected the top nominees in each of the categories, including tearjerker video of the year, comedy video of the year, supporting character of the year, performance of the year and the sponsored USA Weekend breakthrough video of the year.

This year's show included star-studded performances by Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift and a special performance by hosts Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus.

The 2008 CMT Music Awards show returned to Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University on April 14 at 8 p.m. ET. During the live broadcast, CMT revealed the final nominees for video of the year and polls opened for a final time. Fans had the ultimate say with their online votes and text votes exclusively through Verizon Wireless.

Videos that debuted on CMT between Jan. 16, 2007, and Jan. 17, 2008, were eligible for the 2008 CMT Music Awards, and finalists were determined by a blue-ribbon panel that includes noted country music journalists, as well as music industry and CMT executives.

Video of the Year Text Voting - Exclusively for Verizon Users

If you have a Verizon cellular phone, you can cast a vote for your favorite artist in the video of the year category. Text voting entries will be allowed immediately after the final nominees for video of the year are announced during the CMT Music Awards show on Monday (April 14), and voting will remain open until the winner is announced. Only votes received during this time will be counted towards the final results. You must be a Verizon subscriber for your vote to be counted.

To place your vote, text your favorite nominee last name or band first name to 23882

Keyword examples:

  • McEntire
  • Chesney
  • Rimes
  • Paisley
  • Swift
  • Sugarland
  • Rascal
  • Underwood

You will receive a confirmation message that your vote has been registered. Vote as many times as you like. Standard text rates apply.

Subject to the Terms and Conditions listed below.

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2008 CMT Music Awards