2010 CMT Awards Puts Fans In Control

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The first round of finalists for the 2010 CMT Music Awards, the only country music award show that’s determined by fan-based voting, has been announced.  Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, and Sugarland garnered four nominations each, while Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Zac Brown Band are up for three awards apiece. The nominees were picked by a panel of industry vets and journalists.

The first round of fan voting runs through May 3 on CMT.com.  On May 11, CMT will announce the four finalists in each of the categories, and on June 8, fans can vote online again to determine the winners. The video of the year award winner will be determined live the night of the show, which airs live June 9. Is Taylor Swift’s moment in the sun up? Will Lady Antebellum accept  victory (or defeat) like a lady? You decide.

The nominees are:

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.
•   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
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist
•   Jason Aldean – “The Truth”
•   Kenny Chesney – “Out Last Night”
•   Billy Currington – “People Are Crazy”
•   Toby Keith – “American Ride”
•   Tim McGraw ¬– “Southern Voice”
•   Brad Paisley – “Welcome to the Future”
•   Darius Rucker – “Alright”
•   Keith Urban – “‘Til Summer Comes Around”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist
•   Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
•   Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
•   Martina McBride – “I Just Call You Mine”
•   Reba McEntire – “Consider Me Gone”
•   Kellie Pickler – “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You”
•   Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
•   Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Casanova”
•   Lee Ann Womack – “Solitary Thinkin’”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
•   Gloriana – “How Far Do You Wanna Go?”
•   Lady Antebellum – “American Honey”
•   Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
•   Rascal Flatts – “Here Comes Goodbye”
•   Rascal Flatts – “Summer Nights”
•   Trailer Choir – “Rockin’ the Beer Gut”
•   Zac Brown Band – “Highway 20 Ride”
•   Zac Brown Band – “Toes”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists
•   Bomshel – “Fight Like a Girl”
•   Brooks & Dunn – “Indian Summer”
•   Brooks & Dunn – “My Maria” from INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN
•   Caitlin & Will – “Address in the Stars”
•   Joey + Rory – “Play the Song”
•   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; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)
•   Ryan Bingham – “The Weary Kind”
•   Luke Bryan – “Do I”
•   Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up”
•   Easton Corbin – “A Little More Country Than That”
•   Randy Houser – “Boots On”
•   Justin Moore – “Small Town USA”
•   Steel Magnolia – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
•   Chris Young – “Gettin’ You Home”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)
•   Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams – “Heaven” from CMT CROSSROADS: BRYAN ADAMS AND JASON ALDEAN
•   Brooks & Dunn featuring Billy Gibbons – “Honky Tonk Stomp”
•   Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews – “I’m Alive”
•   Jamey Johnson and Shooter Jennings – “Somewhere Between Jennings and Jones” from CMT CROSSROADS: SHOOTER JENNINGS AND JAMEY JOHNSON
•   John Mellencamp featuring Karen Fairchild – “A Ride Back Home”
•   Kellie Pickler featuring Taylor Swift – “Best Days of Your Life”
•   Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”
•   Sugarland featuring The B-52s – “Love Shack” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS

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)
•   Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams – “Heaven” from CMT CROSSROADS: BRYAN ADAMS AND JASON ALDEAN
•   Dierks Bentley – “Sideways” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
•   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
•   Sugarland featuring The B-52s – “Love Shack” from the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
•   Carrie Underwood – “Temporary Home” from INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD

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”)
•   Darren Doane (award eligible videos include: Zac Brown Band’s “Toes” and “Highway 20 Ride”)
•   Trey Fanjoy (award eligible videos include: Reba McEntire’s “Consider Me Gone” and Lady Antebellum’s “American Honey”)
•   Chris Hicky (award eligible videos include: Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA”)
•   Michael Salomon (award eligible videos include: Toby Keith’s “American Ride” and Dierks Bentley’s “Sideways”)
•   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”)
•   Theresa Wingert (award eligible videos include: Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” and Martina McBride’s “I Just Call You Mine”)

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  1. Country Music Awards? Imagine that! Country music awards with no real country recipients. I could only watch a few minutes of the horrid sounds coming from that BAD REDNECK ROCK-N-ROLL, OR HICK HEVY METAL SOUNDING LIKE A BUBBA GUMP BACKED BY MOLLY HATCHET, KISS, OR METALLICA. If thats country, head banging and gutter rap could qualify. If thats country, there is no country. I will say that SIN CITY was probably most appropriate for music coming from TRASHVILLE. And when are the guys going to lose those stupid hats and Don Imus look? Kenny Chesney appears to have a hat three sizes too large hanging halfway down over his ears and eyes. Give me a break!

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