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CMT Viewers Select the Finalists for the CMT 2004 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards
CMT viewers have selected the finalists for the CMT 2004 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, country music's only fan-voted awards show. Wednesday (March 24), country star Sara Evans announced the finalists for eight of the nine viewer-voted categories. Voting is now open again for fans to vote online at CMT.com through Sunday, April 18 to determine the Flame Worthy winners in each category.

The winners will be announced live from Nashville at the CMT 2004 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards on Wednesday, April 21 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Hosted by the legendary Dolly Parton, the annual awards show will feature performances by Parton, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sheryl Crow, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts. The final four nominees for the Flame Worthy video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the telecast, so viewers at home can log on to CMT.com and vote for their favorite video. The winner will be announced during the show.

Flame Worthy Video of the Year

Best video of the year. Awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration).

Final four nominees announced on live telecast; voting held online during the show.

  • Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"

  • Brad Paisley -- "Celebrity"

  • Keith Urban -- "You'll Think of Me"

  • Kenny Chesney -- "There Goes My Life"

  • Rascal Flatts -- "I Melt"

  • Shania Twain -- "Forever and For Always"

  • Toby Keith -- "American Soldier"

  • Toby Keith with Willie Nelson -- "Beer for My Horses"

Flame Worthy Male Video of the Year

Best video by a male artist. Awarded to the artist.

  • Alan Jackson -- "Remember When"

  • Kenny Chesney -- "There Goes My Life"

  • Toby Keith -- "American Soldier"

  • Trace Adkins -- "Hot Mama"

Flame Worthy Female Video of the Year

Best video by a female artist. Awarded to the artist.

  • Martina McBride -- "This One's for the Girls"

  • Reba McEntire -- "I'm Gonna Take That Mountain"

  • Sara Evans -- "Perfect"

  • Shania Twain -- "Forever and For Always"

Flame Worthy Collaborative Video of the Year

The best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists. Awarded to the artists (male, female or group/duo).

  • Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"

  • James Taylor and Alison Krauss -- "How's the World Treating You"

  • Marty Stuart and Merle Haggard -- "Farmer's Blues"

  • Toby Keith and Willie Nelson -- "Beer for My Horses"

Flame Worthy Group/Duo Video of the Year

Best video by a group or duo. Awarded to the artists.

  • Brooks & Dunn -- "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl"

  • Lonestar -- "My Front Porch Looking In"

  • Montgomery Gentry -- "Hell Yeah"

  • Rascal Flatts -- "I Melt"

Flame Worthy Breakthrough Video of the Year

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

  • Buddy Jewell -- "Sweet Southern Comfort"

  • Dierks Bentley -- "What Was I Thinkin'"

  • Jimmy Wayne -- "I Love You This Much"

  • Josh Turner -- "Long Black Train"

Flame Worthy Hottest Video of the Year

Sexiest video. Awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration).

  • Keith Urban -- "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me"

  • Kenny Chesney -- "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"

  • Rascal Flatts -- "I Melt"

  • Tim McGraw -- "Real Good Man/The Ride"

Flame Worthy Cameo of the Year

Best cameo in a video. Awarded to the special guest(s) and accepted by the artist and the special guest(s).

  • Jake the Dog -- Dierks Bentley's "What Was I Thinkin'"

  • Joe Don's Derriere -- Rascal Flatts' "I Melt"

  • Motocross Rider Kenny Bartram and BMX Rider Kevin Robinson -- Chris Cagle's "Chicks Dig It"

  • Jason Alexander, Jim Belushi, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trista Rehn and William Shatner -- Brad Paisley's "Celebrity"

Flame Worthy Video Director of the Year

Video with the best direction (video that best captures the mood, tempo and intensity of the song). Awarded to the video director and accepted by the director and the artist.

  • Michael Salomon -- Toby Keith with Willie Nelson "Beer for My Horses"

  • Morgan Lawley -- Gary Allan "Songs About Rain"

  • Peter Zavadil -- Dierks Bentley "What Was I Thinkin'"

  • Sam Erickson -- Keith Urban "You'll Think of Me"

In its third year, the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards has rapidly become a fan favorite. The CMT 2003 Flame Worthy Video Music Awards premiere is the highest rated telecast in CMT history among viewers ages 18--49. On the 2003 premiere date, more than 8.3 million viewers watched the live awards show and related Flame Worthy programs.

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