CMT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood are among the top nominees for the 2007 CMT Music Awards, announced Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The awards honor the year’s top videos. Kenny is up three times for “You Save Me,” while Carrie received three nods for her emotional “Before He Cheats.” The 2007 CMT Music Awards will be held Monday, April 16, in Nashville, and televised on CMT, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Comic Jeff Foxworthy will host the show. For the Video of the Year, the final four nominees will be announced during the live telecast, with final voting online at cmt.com and via mobile phone.

Here are the final nominees for the 2007 CMT Music Awards.

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Best video from an artist’s major debut album.
  • Jason Aldean “Amarillo Sky”
  • Kellie Pickler “Red High Heels”
  • Taylor Swift “Tim McGraw”
  • The Wreckers “Leave the Pieces”

Wide Open Country Video of the Year
Video that pushes the boundary of country music.

  • Jack Ingram “Love You”
  • Jimmy Buffett “Bama Breeze”
  • Johnny Cash “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”
  • Sheryl Crow and Sting “Always on Your Side”

Video Director of the Year
Award accepted by director and artist.

  • Paul Boyd “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” Gary Allan
  • Roman White “Before He Cheats” Carrie Underwood
  • Shaun Silva “You Save Me” Kenny Chesney
  • Wes Edwards “Amarillo Sky” Jason Aldean

Group Video of the Year

  • Dixie Chicks “Not Ready to Make Nice”
  • Little Big Town “Good as Gone”
  • Rascal Flatts “Life Is a Highway”
  • Rascal Flatts ‘What Hurts the Most”

Duo Video of the Year

  • Big & Rich “8th of November”
  • Brooks & Dunn “Building Bridges”
  • Sugarland “Want To”
  • The Wreckers “Leave the Pieces”

Female Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats”
  • Faith Hill “Stealing Kisses”
  • Gretchen Wilson “California Girls”
  • Sara Evans “”You’ll Always Be My Baby”

Male Video of the Year

  • Josh Turner “Would You Go With Me”
  • Kenny Chesney “You Save Me”
  • Tim McGraw “My Little Girl”
  • Toby Keith “A Little Too Late”

Video of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats”
  • Dixie Chicks “Not Ready to Make Nice”
  • George Strait “The Seashores of Old Mexico”
  • Keith Urban “Once in a Lifetime”
  • Kenny Chesney “You Save Me”
  • Rascal Flatts “What Hurts the Most”
  • Sugarland “Want To”
  • Toby Keith “A Little Too Late”

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