Did you vote for your favorites? Are you ready to vote again? Two and a half million votes were cast for this year’s CMT awards, and the finalists were announced by Lance Smith and Kellie Pickler yesterday morning.

The awards show will be telecast on CMT at 7 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 16. And we all have until June 14 to cast our vote for our favorite, at www.cmt.com.

And here is this year’s list of nominees.

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.

  • Trace Adkins – “You’re Gonna Miss This”
  • Kenny Chesney featuring The Wailers – “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”
  • Toby Keith – “God Love Her”
  • Kid Rock – “All Summer Long”
  • Lady Antebellum – “Lookin’ For A Good Time”
  • Brad Paisley – “Waitin’ On A Woman”
  • Rascal Flatts – “Every Day”
  • Sugarland – “All I Want To Do”
  • Taylor Swift – “Love Story”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Just A Dream”

Toby_Keith MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Trace Adkins – “You’re Gonna Miss This”
  • Toby Keith – “God Love Her”
  • Brad Paisley – “Waitin’ On A Woman”
  • Keith Urban – “Sweet Thing”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Miranda Lambert “More Like Her”
  • Martina McBride – “Ride”
  • Kellie Pickler – “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”
  • Taylor Swift – “Love Story”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Lady Antebellum – “Lookin’ For A Good Time”
  • Rascal Flatts – “Bob That Head”
  • Rascal Flatts – “Every Day”
  • Zac Brown Band “Chicken Fried”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brooks & Dunn – “Put A Girl In It”
  • Montgomery Gentry – “Roll With Me”
  • Sugarland – “All I Want To Do”
  • Sugarland – “Already Gone”

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)

  • Julianne Hough – “That Song In My Head”
  • Jamey Johnson – “In Color”
  • Lady Antebellum – “Lookin’ For A Good Time”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried”

fair Jake Owen 161COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

  • Brooks & Dunn featuring Reba McEntire – “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
  • Kenny Chesney featuring The Wailers – “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”
  • Brad Paisley with Keith Urban – “Start A Band”
  • Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen – “Life In A Northern Town”

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)

  • Alan Jackson featuring Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and George Strait “Country Boy” from CMT GIANTS: ALAN JACKSON
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” from CMT CROSSROADS: ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS
  • Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen – “Life In A Northern Town” from the 2008 CMT MUSIC AWARDS
  • Def Leppard and Taylor Swift – “Photograph” from CMT CROSSROADS: DEF LEPPARD AND TAYLOR SWIFT

krauss_plant WIDE OPEN COUNTRY VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from an artist outside the mainstream of country music; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration)

  • Def Leppard and Taylor Swift – “Photograph”
  • Kid Rock – “All Summer Long”
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “Please Read The Letter”
  • Rehab featuring Hank Williams, Jr. – “Bartender Song”

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: Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” and Rascal Flatts’ “Every Day”)
  • Trey Fanjoy (award eligible videos include: Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and George Strait’s “Troubador”)
  • Roman White (award eligible videos include: Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream” and Reba McEntire’s “Every Other Weekend”)
  • Peter Zavadil (award eligible videos include: Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Joey + Rory’s “Cheater Cheater”)

There they are. Pick out your favorites and head on over to www.cmt.com to cast your votes. Then remember to watch on June 16, to see who will take the BBB (Big Belt Buckle) home this year.

Talk to you guys later!
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Did you vote for your favorites? Are you ready to vote again? Two and a half million votes were cast for this year’s CMT awards, and the finalists were announced by Lance Smith and Kellie Pickler yesterday morning. The awards show will be telecast on CMT at...