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The CMT Music Awards will kick-off the CMA Music Festival in Nashville Wednesday Night, June 5, 2013. Country Music’s fan voted awards show always offers up surprises and twists that you don’t see at the other industry awards.

Fan voting concluded on June 2, now we wait to see who the fans have picked as their favorites in Country Music. 2013 marks the 12th year of the CMT Music Awards, country music’s first fan-voted awards show recognizing country’s best video and musical achievements. The 2013 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. Here’s a list of the 2013 nominees from CMT.com. (By the way, that’s Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum rehearsing for the big night)

 

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.
 Brad Paisley — “Southern Comfort Zone”
 Carrie Underwood — “Blown Away”
 Eric Church — “Springsteen”
 Florida Georgia Line — “Cruise”
 Hunter Hayes — “Wanted”
 Jason Aldean — “1994″
 Kenny Chesney — “Come Over”
 Little Big Town — “Tornado”
 Luke Bryan — “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”
 Miranda Lambert — “Mama’s Broken Heart”
 Taylor Swift — “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
 Tim McGraw — “One of Those Nights”


MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist
 Blake Shelton — “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
 Eric Church — “Creepin’”
 Hunter Hayes — “Wanted”
 Jason Aldean — “Take a Little Ride”
 Kenny Chesney — “Come Over”
 Luke Bryan — “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”


FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist
 Carrie Underwood — “Two Black Cadillacs”
 Faith Hill — “American Heart”
 Jana Kramer — “Why Ya Wanna”
 Kacey Musgraves — “Merry Go ‘Round”
 Miranda Lambert — “Mama’s Broken Heart”
 Taylor Swift — “Begin Again”


GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
 Lady Antebellum — “Downtown”
 Little Big Town — “Pontoon”
 Pistol Annies — “Takin’ Pills”
 Rascal Flatts — “Come Wake Me Up”
 The Band Perry — “Better Dig Two”
 Zac Brown Band — “Goodbye in Her Eyes”


DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists
 Big & Rich — “That’s Why I Pray”
 Florida Georgia Line — “Cruise”
 Love and Theft — “Runnin’ Out Of Air”
 Thompson Square — “If I Didn’t Have You”


BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)
 Dustin Lynch — “Cowboys and Angels”
 Florida Georgia Line — “Cruise”
 Jana Kramer — “Why Ya Wanna”
 Kacey Musgraves — “Merry Go ‘Round”
 Kip Moore — “Beer Money”
 Randy Houser — “How Country Feels”


COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)
 Brad Paisley and Joe Walsh — “Rocky Mountain Way,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOE WALSH & FRIENDS
 Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church — “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards
 Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill — “Don’t Rush,” from 2012 CMA Awards
 Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw — “Feel Like A Rockstar”
 Rascal Flatts and Journey — “Changed,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS
 The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis — “Three Wooden Crosses” from CMT CROSSROADS: THE AVETT BROTHERS AND RANDY TRAVIS


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)
 Dierks Bentley — “5-1-5-0” from CMT UNPLUGGED
 Eric Church — “Homeboy” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
 Luke Bryan and Ryan Tedder — “Drunk On You/Feel Again” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
 Miranda Lambert — “Over You” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
 Rascal Flatts and Journey — “Don’t Stop Believin’” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS
 Toby Keith — “Beers Ago” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR


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