Carrie Leads CMT Award Nominations

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Nominations for the 2012 CMT Music Awards were announced this morning (April 23), and Carrie Underwood leads the pack with her name in five categories.

Miranda Lambert earned four total (two with her group Pistol Annies), and the list of artists with three nominations includes Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars (two of the three for their collaboration with Swift on the Hunger Games soundtrack), and Thompson Square.

Fans can now vote for their favorites in the key categories. The five nominees for the Video of the Year category will then be unveiled the night of the ceremony (and further fan voting will take place that night).

Underwood previously won Video of the Year in 2010 for “Cowboy Casanova.” Other Video of the Year winners include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney.

The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on June 6 on the CMT television channel as well as on CMT.com.

Below is the full list of the 2012 CMT Music Award nominees:

Video of the Year

Male Video of the Year

Female Video of the Year

Group Video of the Year

Duo Video of the Year

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year

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

CMT Performance of the Year
(Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT)

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