CMT has announced its first round of finalists for the 2009 CMT Music Awards. Sugarland leads the pack with six nominations, including Video of the Year for 'All I Want to Do.' The duo's videos for 'Already Gone,' 'Love,' and 'Life in a Northern Town' were also nominated in various categories.

Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift follow Sugarland with four nods apiece. Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum and Toby Keith each have three. The most recognized video directors in this round of nominations are Shaun Silva and Deaton Flanigan, who also have three nods each. (See a full list of nominees after the jump.)

The CMT Awards are determined by you -- the fans, with online voting beginning today and running through May 11 at CMT.com. On May 19, CMT will announce the four finalists in each category, excluding Video of the Year. Fans can then go back to CMT.com through June 15 to vote in the final rounds. The final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the June 17 live CMT Awards broadcast, and fans will be encouraged to cast their votes online or via text message during the show.

2009 CMT AWARDS NOMINEES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the artist and video director

Trace Adkins (Director: Peter Zavadil) -- 'You're Gonna Miss This'
Kenny Chesney featuring The Wailers (Director: Shaun Silva) -- 'Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven'
Toby Keith (Director: Michael Salomon) -- 'God Love Her'
Kid Rock (Director: Deaton Flanigen) -- 'All Summer Long'
Lady Antebellum (Director: Chris Hicky) -- 'Lookin' For A Good Time'
Brad Paisley (Directors: Jim Shea & Peter Tilden) -- 'Waitin' On A Woman'
Rascal Flatts (Director: Deaton Flanigen) -- 'Every Day'
Sugarland (Director: Shaun Silva) -- 'All I Want To Do'
Taylor Swift (Director: Trey Fanjoy) -- 'Love Story'
Carrie Underwood (Director: Roman White) -- 'Just A Dream'

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Trace Adkins -- 'You're Gonna Miss This'
Jason Aldean -- 'She's Country'
Alan Jackson -- 'Good Time'
Jamey Johnson -- 'In Color'
Toby Keith -- 'God Love Her'
Brad Paisley -- 'Waitin' On A Woman'
Darius Rucker -- 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It'
Keith Urban -- 'Sweet Thing'

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Julianne Hough -- 'That Song In My Head'
Miranda Lambert -- 'More Like Her'
Martina McBride -- 'Ride'
Heidi Newfield -- 'Johnny & June'
Kellie Pickler -- 'Don't You Know You're Beautiful'
Taylor Swift -- 'Love Story'
Carrie Underwood -- 'Just A Dream'
Lee Ann Womack -- 'Last Call'

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Eli Young Band -- 'When It Rains'
Gloriana -- 'Wild At Heart'
Lady Antebellum -- 'Lookin' For A Good Time'
Little Big Town -- 'Fine Line'
The Lost Trailers -- 'Hollerback'
Rascal Flatts -- 'Bob That Head'
Rascal Flatts -- 'Every Day'
Zac Brown Band -- 'Chicken Fried'

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn -- 'Put A Girl In It'
Caitlin & Will -- 'Stupid Boy'
Carter Twins -- 'Heart Like Memphis'
Joey + Rory -- 'Cheater Cheater'
Montgomery Gentry -- 'Roll With Me'
Sugarland -- 'All I Want To Do'
Sugarland -- 'Already Gone'
Sugarland -- 'Love'

USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album

Carter Twins -- 'Heart Like Memphis'
Gloriana -- 'Wild At Heart'
Julianne Hough -- 'That Song In My Head'
Joey + Rory -- 'Cheater Cheater'
Jamey Johnson -- 'In Color'
Lady Antebellum -- 'Lookin' For A Good Time
James Otto -- 'Just Got Started Lovin' You'
Zac Brown Band -- 'Chicken Fried'

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn featuring Reba McEntire -- 'Cowgirls Don't Cry'
Kenny Chesney featuring The Wailers -- 'Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven'
Brad Paisley and Keith Urban -- 'Start A Band'
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss -- 'Please Read The Letter'
The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe -- 'Old Enough'
Rehab featuring Hank Williams, Jr. -- 'Bartender Song'
Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen -- 'Life In A Northern Town'
Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood -- 'Another Try'

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

Caitlin & Will -- 'Stupid Boy' from CAN YOU DUET
Alan Jackson, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley -- 'Country Boy' from CMT GIANTS: ALAN JACKSON
Toby Keith -- 'She's A Hottie' from the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss -- 'Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)' from CMT CROSSROADS: ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS
LeAnn Rimes -- 'Nothin' Better To Do' from the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen -- 'Life In A Northern Town' from the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Taylor Swift and Def Leppard -- 'Photograph' from CMT CROSSROADS: DEF LEPPARD AND TAYLOR SWIFT
Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn -- 'Raise The Barn' from the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS

WIDE OPEN COUNTRY VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist outside the mainstream of country music

Kevin Costner & Modern West -- 'Backyard'
Def Leppard and Tim McGraw -- 'Nine Lives'
Def Leppard and Taylor Swift -- 'Photograph'
Kid Rock -- 'All Summer Long'
John Mellencamp featuring Karen Fairchild -- 'My Sweet Love'
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss -- 'Please Read The Letter'
The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe -- 'Old Enough'
Rehab featuring Hank Williams, Jr. -- 'Bartender Song'

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Kristin Barlowe -- (award eligible videos include: Martina McBride's 'Ride' and Chuck Wicks' 'All I Ever Wanted')
Deaton Flanigan -- (award eligible videos include: Kid Rock's 'All Summer Long' and Rascal Flatts' 'Every Day')
Trey Fanjoy -- (award eligible videos include: Taylor Swift's 'Love Story' and George Strait's 'Troubador')
Wayne Isham -- (award eligible videos include: Darius Rucker's 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It' and 'It Won't Be Like This For Long')
Shaun Silva -- (award eligible videos include: Sugarland's 'All I Want To Do' and Kenny Chesney's 'Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven' featuring The Wailers)
Eric Welch -- (award eligible videos include: Heidi Newfield's 'Johnny & June' and the Carter Twins' 'Heart Like Memphis')
Roman White -- (award eligible videos include: Carrie Underwood's 'Just a Dream' and Reba McEntire's 'Every Other Weekend')
Peter Zavadil -- (award eligible videos include: Trace Adkins' 'You're Gonna Miss This' and Joey + Rory's 'Cheater Cheater')