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Swift, Lady A, Underwood, Aldean grab 3 CMT nominations each

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean lead the 2010 CMT Awards nominations with three, it was announced Tuesday. All four are contenders for video of the year.

Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band had two nominations each.

Video of the Year
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced during live telecast, with final voting held online at CMT.com during the show.
"American Ride" - Toby Keith
"Cowboy Casanova" - Carrie Underwood
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
"Out Last Night" - Kenny Chesney
"The Truth" - Jason Aldean
"'Til Summer Comes Around" - Keith Urban
"Toes" - Zac Brown Band
"Welcome to the Future" - Brad Paisley
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert
"You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift

Male Video of the Year
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist
"American Ride" - Toby Keith
"People Are Crazy" - Billy Currington
"Southern Voice" - Tim McGraw
"The Truth" - Jason Aldean
"'Til Summer Comes Around" - Keith Urban

Female Video of the Year
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist
"Consider Me Gone" - Reba McEntire
"Cowboy Casanova" - Carrie Underwood
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert
"You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift

Group Video of the Year
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
"Here Comes Goodbye" - Rascal Flatts
"How Far Do You Wanna Go?" - Gloriana
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
"Toes" - Zac Brown Band

Duo Video of the Year
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists
"Indian Summer" - Brooks & Dunn
"Keep On Lovin' You" - Steel Magnolia
"Keep You" - Sugarland
"Nightswimming/Joey" - Sugarland

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)
"A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
"Do I" - Luke Bryan
"Giddy On Up" - Laura Bell Bundy
"Keep On Lovin' You" - Steel Magnolia

Collaborative Video of the Year
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)
"Best Days of Your Life" - Kellie Pickler featuring Taylor Swift
"Heaven" from CMT Crossroads: Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean - Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams
"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
"I'm Alive" - Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews

CMT Performance of the Year
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)
"Consider Me Gone" from Invitation Only: Reba - Reba McEntire
"Lookin' for a Good Time" from the 2009 CMT Music Awards - Lady Antebellum
"Southern Voice" from Invitation Only: Tim McGraw - Tim McGraw
"Temporary Home" from Invitation Only: Carrie Underwood - Carrie Underwood
"Then" from the 2009 CMT Music Awards - Brad Paisley

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
Deaton Flanigen (award eligible videos include: Jason Aldean's "The Truth" and Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home")
Chris Hicky (award eligible videos include: Miranda Lambert's "White Liar" and Justin Moore's "Small Town USA")
Shaun Silva (award eligible videos include: Kenny Chesney's "Out Last Night" and Rascal Flatts' "Summer Nights")
Roman White (award eligible videos include: Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" and Kellie Pickler's "Best Days of Your Life")

The 2010 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 9 on CMT and CMT.com. Fans can vote online at CMT.com through June 8 to determine the winners.


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