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Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift Score CMT Nominations

Country's version of MTV's Video Music Awards airs June 4th on CMT

May 5, 2014 11:30 AM ET
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Miranda Lambert
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From the aggressive "Kerosene" to the dreamy "Over You," Miranda Lambert has had a touch for making evocative music videos. And on June 4th, her latest, for nostalgic single "Automatic," may be the big winner at the CMT Music Awards. The clip was nominated for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year when nominations were announced this morning. 

Miranda Lambert Gets Personal on 'Platinum'

Lambert received a leading total of six nods, including two for her collaboration with Keith Urban, "We Were Us," and two for the appearance of her throwback trio Pistol Annies in the video for her husband Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here."

Polarizing duo Florida Georgia Line and loose-hipped Luke Bryan each received five nominations. In a unique twist, both scored separate nominations for Collaborative Video for the same song, FGL's country-boy anthem "This Is How We Roll," which features a guest verse from Bryan. 

The winners of the CMT Video Music Awards are chosen by fans, who vote online prior to (and in the case of top prize Video of the Year, during) the broadcast. The show airs Wednesday, June 4th at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Here's the complete list of nominees:

Video of the Year
Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and Friends - "Boys 'Round Here"
Carrie Underwood - "See You Again"
Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan - "This Is How We Roll"
Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
Kacey Musgraves - "Follow Your Arrow"
Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert - "We Were Us"
Luke Bryan - "That's My Kind of Night"
Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
Taylor Swift - "Red"
Thomas Rhett - "It Goes Like This"
Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care"

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton - "Doin' What She Likes"
Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
Jason Aldean - "Night Train"
Luke Bryan - "Crash My Party"
Randy Houser - "Runnin' Outta Moonlight"

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood - "See You Again"
Cassadee Pope - "Wasting All These Tears"
Kacey Musgraves - "Follow Your Arrow"
Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
Sheryl Crow - "Easy"
Taylor Swift - "Red"

Group Video of the Year
Eli Young Band - "Drunk Last Night"
Lady Antebellum - "Compass"
Little Big Town - "Your Side of the Bed"
Rascal Flatts - "Rewind"
The Band Perry - "Done"
Zac Brown Band - "Sweet Annie"

Duo Video of the Year 
Dan + Shay - "19 You + Me"
Florida Georgia Line - "Round Here"
Florida Georgia Line - "Stay"
Thompson Square - "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About"

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Brett Eldredge - "Beat of the Music"
Cassadee Pope - "Wasting All These Tears"
Cole Swindell - "Chillin' It"
David Nail - "Whatever She's Got"
Thomas Rhett - "It Goes Like This"
Tyler Farr - "Redneck Crazy" 

Collaborative Video of the Year
Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and Friends - "Boys 'Round Here"
Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan - "This Is How We Roll"
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - "Cruise (Remix)"
Hunter Hayes featuring Jason Mraz - "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me"
Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert - "We Were Us"
Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care"

CMT Performance of the Year 
Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic - "Counting Stars" from CMT Crossroads: OneRepublic and Dierks Bentley
Jake Owen - "Days of Gold" from CMT Hot 20 Countdown
Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks - "Rhiannon" from CMT Crossroads: Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum
Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie - "Oh No/All Night Long" from 2013 CMT Artists of the Year
The Band Perry and Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" from CMT Crossroads: Fall Out Boy and The Band Perry
Willie Nelson and Neil Young - "Long May You Run" from CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records 

 

 

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