2008 CMT Music Awards:  Nominees

The fans made their choices, and the buckles have been awarded to the winners. See the complete list of nominees and winners for the 2008 CMT Music Awards.

CMT Music Awards Video of the Year

Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the director. Final nominees announced during the live telecast, with final voting during the show.
 "Don't Blink"
Kenny Chesney
Directed by: Shaun Silva
Lyrics
 "Online"
Brad Paisley
Directed by: Jason Alexander
Lyrics

 "Our Song"
Taylor Swift
Directed by: Trey Fanjoy
Lyrics
 "Stay"
Sugarland
Directed by: Shaun Silva

CMT Music Awards Male Video of the Year

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist.

CMT Music Awards USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year

Best video from an artist's major debut album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo).

CMT Music Awards Collaborative Video of the Year

Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo).

CMT Music Awards Performance of the Year

Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on a broadcast or major cable network; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo).
 "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" Dierks Bentley
Capitol on the 4th (PBS)
Lyrics

 "I Wonder" Kellie Pickler
41st Annual CMA Awards (ABC)
Lyrics
 "If You're Reading This" Tim McGraw
42nd Annual ACM Awards (CBS)
Lyrics
 "Stay" Sugarland
2007 CMT Music Awards (CMT)

CMT Music Awards Supporting Character of the Year

Best supporting character whose guest appearance enhances the video concept; awarded to the special guest.
Jason Alexander
 "Online"
Christian Kane
 "So Small"

CMT Music Awards Wide Open Country Video of the Year

Best video from an artist outside the mainstream of country music; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo).

CMT Music Awards Tearjerker Video of the Year

Best video most likely to stir emotion, whether tears of joy or sadness; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo).

CMT Music Awards Comedy Video of the Year

Best video to convey a song's humor and wit; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo).

CMT Music Awards Video Director of the Year

Best video director of the year; awarded to the director for his or her body of work from the past year.
 
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