CMT Music Awards Reveals Performers

Tickets Will Go on Sale on May 21

Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band have been revealed as performers for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

Tickets will go on sale May 21 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. The show will take place at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville on June 6 and will air live on CMT and The hosts will be announced soon, along with additional performers and presenters.

Voting is now open for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

Underwood is this year’s leading nominee with five nominations, including a video of the year nod for her latest project, “Good Girl.” Underwood and Steven Tyler’s live rendition of “Just a Dream/Dream On” from CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood From the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam is in the CMT performance of the year category.

Brad Paisley shares two of Underwood’s nominations for “Remind Me,” which will compete for video of the year and collaborative video of the year.

Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter’s “You and Tequila” is in the video of the year category, as well as the collaborative video category. In addition, Lady Antebellum received three nominations, including video of the year and group video for “We Owned the Night.” Their live take on “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” is in the CMT performance category.

The Zac Brown Band’s “Keep Me in Mind” is in the group video category, while “Knee Deep” with Jimmy Buffett is in the collaborative video category. Little Big Town earned a nomination in the CMT performance category for “Fix You” from Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert.

The 2012 CMT Music Awards mark the 11th anniversary of the show and will air live from Nashville on June 6 on CMT and

Fans can vote now through June 4 to determine the winners — online at , on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

The five nominees for video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

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