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2010 CMT Awards Nominees

Taylor Swift, Carrie UnderwoodTaylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum lead the pack of 2010 CMT Awards nominees, with three nods apiece. Up for the night’s biggest prize, Video of the Year, are Jason Aldean (‘The Truth’), Kenny Chesney (‘Out Last Night’), Toby Keith (‘American Ride’), Lady Antebellum (‘Need You Now’), Miranda Lambert (‘White Liar’), Brad Paisley (‘Welcome to the Future’), Taylor Swift (‘You Belong With Me’), Carrie Underwood (‘Cowboy Casanova’), Keith Urban (”Til Summer Comes Around’) and Zac Brown Band (‘Toes’). [See the full list of nominees after the jump.]

Hosted this year by Kid Rock, the CMT Awards are entirely fan-voted. The first round of voting ran from April 5 – May 3, narrowing all categories except Video of the Year from eight nominees to four (or five in select categories). The final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live broadcast, with fans able to cast their vote during the live show via text message or at CMT.com. For all other categories, fans have from now until June 8 to cast their votes at CMT.com.

The 2010 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 9 at 8:00 PM ET. Those slated to perform on the broadcast include Lady A, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.

2010 CMT Awards Nominees

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(Final nominees announced during the June 9 live telecast, with final voting held online at CMT.com during the show.)

Jason Aldean – ‘The Truth’
Kenny Chesney – ‘Out Last Night’
Toby Keith – ‘American Ride’
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’
Miranda Lambert – ‘White Liar’
Brad Paisley – ‘Welcome to the Future’
Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
Carrie Underwood – ‘Cowboy Casanova’
Keith Urban – ”Til Summer Comes Around’
Zac Brown Band – ‘Toes’

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean – ‘The Truth’
Billy Currington – ‘People Are Crazy’
Toby Keith – ‘American Ride’
Tim McGraw – ‘Southern Voice’
Keith Urban – ”Til Summer Comes Around’

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert – ‘White Liar’
Reba McEntire – ‘Consider Me Gone’
Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
Carrie Underwood – ‘Cowboy Casanova’

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Gloriana – ‘How Far Do You Wanna Go?’
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’
Rascal Flatts – ‘Here Comes Goodbye’
Zac Brown Band – ‘Toes’

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn – ‘Indian Summer’
Steel Magnolia – ‘Keep On Lovin’ You’
Sugarland – ‘Keep You’
Sugarland – ‘Nightswimming/Joey’

USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

(Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album)

Luke Bryan – ‘Do I’
Laura Bell Bundy – ‘Giddy On Up’
Easton Corbin – ‘A Little More Country Than That’
Steel Magnolia – ‘Keep On Lovin’ You’

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists)

Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams – ‘Heaven’ from ‘CMT Crossroads’
Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews – ‘I’m Alive’
Kellie Pickler featuring Taylor Swift – ‘Best Days of Your Life’
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins – ‘Hillbilly Bone’

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
(Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT)

Lady Antebellum – ‘Lookin’ For A Good Time’ from the 2009 CMT Music Awards
Reba McEntire – ‘Consider Me Gone’ from ‘Invitation Only: Reba’
Tim McGraw – ‘Southern Voice’ from ‘Invitation Only: Tim McGraw’
Brad Paisley – ‘Then’ from the 2009 CMT Music Awards
Carrie Underwood – ‘Temporary Home’ from ‘Invitation Only: Carrie Underwood’

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Deaton Flanigan (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’)

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