Jason Aldean Leads CMT Nominations

Lady A, Miranda, Rascal Flatts, Taylor and Zac Brown close behind

Photography by: Michael Becker/FOX

Jason Aldean, owner of three Top 5 radio singles in the last year, including a No. 1 with Kelly Clarkson on "Don't You Wanna Stay" earlier this year, is continuing his winning ways. He leads all comers with four nominations for the 2011 CMT Music Awards.

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and newcomers The Band Perry follow closely behind with three nominations each. Online voting for the awards is now open at cmt.com.

Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow and Sugarland are each nominated for two awards, as are husband-and-wife duo Thompson Square and rocker-turned-country singer Aaron Lewis.

The 2011 CMT Music Awards, marking the 10th anniversary of the awards show, will air live from Nashville on June 8 on CMT and cmt.com.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party”
  • Kenny Chesney – “The Boys of Fall”
  • Lady Antebellum – “Hello World”
  • Miranda Lambert – “The House That Built Me”
  • Rascal Flatts – “Why Wait”
  • Sugarland – “Stuck Like Glue”
  • Taylor Swift – “Mine”
  • The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Undo It”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Colder Weather”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party”
  • Kenny Chesney – “The Boys of Fall”
  • Toby Keith – “Bullets in the Gun”
  • Blake Shelton – “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”
  • Keith Urban – “Without You”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Sara Evans – “A Little Bit Stronger”
  • Miranda Lambert – “The House That Built Me”
  • Reba – “Turn On the Radio”
  • Taylor Swift – “Mine”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Undo It”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum – “Hello World”
  • Little Big Town – “Little White Church”
  • Rascal Flatts – “Why Wait”
  • The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Colder Weather”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Steel Magnolia – “Last Night Again”
  • Sugarland – “Stuck Like Glue”
  • The Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow”
  • The JaneDear girls – “Wildflower”
  • Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”

USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Lee Brice – “Love Like Crazy”
  • Aaron Lewis – “Country Boy”
  • Jerrod Niemann – “Lover, Lover”
  • The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”
  • Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson – “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
  • Justin Bieber featuring Rascal Flatts – “That Should Be Me”
  • Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow – “Collide”
  • Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels – “Country Boy”
  • Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow – “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Martina McBride and Train – “A Broken Wing” from CMT Crossroads: Train and Martina McBride
  • Reba McEntire – “If I Were A Boy” from Unplugged: Reba
  • Darius Rucker and Adele – “Need You Now” from 2010 CMT Artists of the Year
  • Keith Urban and John Mayer – “Sweet Thing” from CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban
  • Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett – “Margaritaville” from CMT Crossroads: Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band

BEST WEB VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean – “My Kinda Party” (live from the cmt.com webcast)
  • Luke Bryan – “It’s a Shore Thing”
  • Lady Antebellum – “Stars Tonight”
  • Blake Shelton – “Kiss My Country Ass”
  • Taylor Swift – “Mine” (live from the Speak Now album release party)

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Deaton Flanigen (award-eligible videos include Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow’s “Collide” and the JaneDear girls' “Wildflower”)
  • Trey Fanjoy (Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” and Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”)
  • Chris Hicky (Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It” and Keith Urban’s “Without You”)
  • David McClister (The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” and LeAnn Rimes’ “Swingin’”)
  • Roman White (Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World” and Kellie Pickler’s “Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again”)

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