Kellie Pickler, Lance Smith Will Reveal CMT Music Awards Finalists

Kellie Pickler and CMT’s Lance Smith will co-host the 2009 CMT Music Awards Nominee Special on May 19 at 10 a.m. ET/PT. The 30-minute special will reveal the four finalists in all categories except video of the year. The video of the year finalists will be announced at the beginning of the live broadcast of the awards show on June 16. The 2009 CMT Music Awards Nominee Special will be simulcast on CMT.com, and a version will be available on CMT Mobile. The awards show takes place at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville. Fan voting for the winners continues at CMT.com.