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Jason Aldean Leads 2011 CMT Music Awards With Four Nominations

By Chris Talbott on April 27, 2011

Jason Aldean, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The party just keeps rolling for country music star Jason Aldean.

Long left out of major award consideration, Aldean's recent tear continued Wednesday morning when he received a leading four 2011 CMT Music Awards nominations.

Carrie Underwood Wins Big at 2010 CMT Music Awards

By Dave Paris on June 10, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Carrie Underwood won twice, including the night's top prize for video of the year, to emerge as the big winner at the 2010 CMT Music Awards held Wednesday in Nashville.

Underwood, 27, won video of the year honors for "Cowboy Casanova." She also grabbed the CMT performance of the year video for a live version of "Temporary Home."

"Awesome fans," Underwood said as she accepted the video of the year trophy. "Thanks for seeing me out on the tour. God bless you guys. You are the best."

Lady Antebellum also had a good night, winning group video of the year for "Need You Now."

Other notable winners included Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins.

"We were very much not expecting this," joked Kix Brooks as he accepted the duo video award for Brooks & Dunn's "Indian Summer." "We were not expecting this so much that Mr. Dunn has gone to the restroom – in Santa Fe, N.M. ... If you think I'm bringing you this award, Ronnie, you're crazy, man. This is just the kind of thing that will make 'em think we're breaking up the duo."

The ceremony, held at the Bridgestone Arena, was hosted by Kid Rock.

View gallery: CMT Music Awards 2010 Red Carpet Pictures

The evening's winners are as follows:

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.

  • Carrie Underwood – "Cowboy Casanova"

 

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR  

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Keith Urban – "'Til Summer Comes Around"

 

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Miranda Lambert – "White Liar"

 

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Lady Antebellum – "Need You Now"

 

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brooks & Dunn – "Indian Summer"

 

USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from an artist's major debut album; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)

  • Luke Bryan – "Do I"

 

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)

  • Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins – "Hillbilly Bone"

 

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on a broadcast or major cable network; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • 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

  • Shaun Silva
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Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Swift and Underwood lead 2010 CMT Nominations

By Dave Paris on May 11, 2010

NASHVILLE — Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood each racked up three nominations apiece to lead the field of contenders for the 2010 CMT Music Awards, organizers announced Tuesday.

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

"When you look at the talent and diversity amassed within these categories, it's easy to see why this has been CMT's biggest year ever," said CMT President Brian Philips. "Hosted by our Nashville-brother-by-way-of-Detroit, Kid Rock, this night promises to be an unforgettable party."

Joining the male video of the year category for the first time are Aldean and Billy Currington, while McEntire reappears in the female category for the first time since 2005, despite multiple recent CMT Awards nominations in other categories, including video of the year. Other highlights include Gloriana's first entrance in the group category, while Steel Magnolia joins duo for the first time.

The 2010 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 9 on CMT and CMT.com. Country music's biggest stars are slated to perform, including Keith, Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Underwood and Urban, with more to be announced.

Fans can vote online at CMT.com through June 8 to determine the winners. The final nominees for video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can then vote at CMT.com and via text message throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.

Also see: CMT Music Awards 2010 Nominations List

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