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2011 CMT Music Awards Nominees Revealed
Jason Aldean Leads With Four Nominations for Fan-Voted Show
Jason Aldean has been announced as the leading nominee for the 2011 CMT Music Awards, with a total of four nominations. Meanwhile, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band earned three nominations apiece. In addition, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Carrie Underwood, who each earned two nominations, join all these seven artists in the top category for video of the year.

The nominees were revealed on NBC's Today on Wednesday morning (April 27).

Online fan voting in all 10 categories is now open at CMT.com through June 7. The show will take place in Nashville on June 8.

The 10 nominees for video of the year are Aldean's "My Kinda Party," The Band Perry's "If I Die Young," Chesney's "The Boys of Fall," Lady Antebellum's "Hello World," Lambert's "The House That Built Me," Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait," Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue," Swift's "Mine," Underwood's "Undo It" and Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather." However, the list will be reduced to five nominees during the live telecast, with final voting at CMT.com and via text messaging during the show. The award will be presented at the conclusion of the show to the artist and the director.

Other artists with two nominations include Sheryl Crow, Aaron Lewis, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and Keith Urban. Other nominated artists include Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, the Civil Wars, Sara Evans, the JaneDear Girls, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Jerrod Niemann, Darius Rucker and Steel Magnolia.

Crow and Lewis can be found in the collaborative video category, along with pop stars such as Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson and Kid Rock. In addition, country legends like Charlie Daniels, George Jones and Loretta Lynn are also on the ballot. Meanwhile, the category for best CMT performance video includes eclectic nominees like Adele, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer and Train.

Nominations were revealed in a segment featuring CMT host Evan Farmer and Today co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The Band Perry also performed on the show.

The final nominees in each of the 2011 CMT Music Awards categories include:

Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party"
• Kenny Chesney - "The Boys of Fall"
• Lady Antebellum - "Hello World"
• Miranda Lambert - "The House That Built Me"
• Rascal Flatts - "Why Wait"
• Sugarland - "Stuck Like Glue"
• Taylor Swift - "Mine"
• The Band Perry - "If I Die Young"
• Carrie Underwood - "Undo It"
• Zac Brown Band - "Colder Weather"

Male Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party"
• Kenny Chesney - "The Boys of Fall"
• Toby Keith - "Bullets in the Gun"
• Blake Shelton - "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
• Keith Urban - "Without You"

Female Video of the Year
• Sara Evans - "A Little Bit Stronger"
• Miranda Lambert - "The House That Built Me"
• Reba McEntire - "Turn On the Radio"
• Taylor Swift - "Mine"
• Carrie Underwood - "Undo It"

Group Video of the Year
• Lady Antebellum - "Hello World"
• Little Big Town - "Little White Church"
• Rascal Flatts - "Why Wait"
• The Band Perry - "If I Die Young"
• Zac Brown Band - "Colder Weather"

Duo Video of the Year
• Steel Magnolia - "Last Night Again"
• Sugarland - "Stuck Like Glue"
• The Civil Wars - "Barton Hollow"
• The JaneDear Girls - "Wildflower"
• Thompson Square - "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
• Lee Brice - "Love Like Crazy"
• Aaron Lewis - "Country Boy"
• Jerrod Niemann - "Lover, Lover"
• The Band Perry - "If I Die Young"
• Thompson Square - "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Collaborative Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson - "Don't You Wanna Stay"
• Justin Bieber featuring Rascal Flatts - "That Should Be Me"
• Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow - "Collide"
• Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels - "Country Boy"
• Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow - "Coal Miner's Daughter"

CMT Performance of the Year
(musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT)
• Martina McBride and Train - "A Broken Wing" from CMT Crossroads: Train and Martina McBride
• Reba McEntire - "If I Were a Boy" from Unplugged: Reba
• Darius Rucker and Adele - "Need You Now" from 2010 CMT Artists of the Year
• Keith Urban and John Mayer - "Sweet Thing" from CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban
• Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett - "Margaritaville" from CMT Crossroads: Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band

Best Web Video of the Year (new for 2011)
(best video created primarily for Internet streaming)
• Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party" (live from the CMT.com webcast)
• Luke Bryan - "It's a Shore Thing"
• Lady Antebellum - "Stars Tonight"
• Blake Shelton - "Kiss My Country Ass"
• Taylor Swift - "Mine" (live from the Speak Now album release party)

Video Director of the Year
• Deaton Flanigen (award-eligible videos include Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow's "Collide" and the JaneDear Girl's "Wildflower")
• Trey Fanjoy (award-eligible videos include Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" and Blake Shelton's "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking")
• Chris Hicky (award-eligible videos include Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" and Keith Urban's "Without You")
• David McClister (award-eligible videos include The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" and LeAnn Rimes' "Swingin'")
• Roman White (award-eligible videos include Lady Antebellum's "Hello World" and Kellie Pickler's "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again")

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