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This year’s CMT Awards celebrate their 12th anniversary!

On June 5 the awards will be held in the famous arena Bridgeston Arena in Nashville. It will be broadcast live on the CMT channel. For the second consecutive year, the event will be hosted by singer Kristen Bell and bad boy Jason Aldean.

Kristin Bell and Jason Aldean

Kristin Bell and Jason Aldean

If you want to vote, just go to the site and www.cmt.com. You have until June 2 to elect your favorite artists! To help you, here are a few names of the most frequently nominated artists. Jason Aldean has three nominations: one for video of the year titled in tribute to his idol Joe Diffie “1994”, another for male video for the song “Take A Little Ride” and for the best video in collaboration with Eric Church and Luke Bryan for the excellent “The Only Way I Know”! The country pop trio Rascal Flatts, also gets three nominations: best video for the beautiful song “Come Wake Me Up” and for their excellent collaboration with rock band 70/80 Journey. Rascal Flatt/Journey jointly interpreted a medley made from the from Rascal Flatts “Changed” and mega hit “Do not Stop Believin ‘” from the legendary band Journey.

Rascal Flatts and Journey

Rascal Flatts and Journey

Kenny Chesney, is making a comeback! For some time, the superstar hasn’t appeared on the lists of nominations for country ceremonies. This year, Kenny Chesney to happy to have been nominated three times; first to video of the year and male video with “Come Over” song, and finally, best collaboration with the title “Feel Like A Rock Star” with Tim McGraw.

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean

Nominees for the 2013 12th CMT Awards!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Brad Paisley – “Southern Comfort Zone”
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
Eric Church – “Springsteen”
Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
Jason Aldean – “1994”
Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
Little Big Town – “Tornado”
Luke Bryan – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”
Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Tim McGraw – “One of Those Nights”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Blake Shelton – “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
Eric Church – “Creepin’”
Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
Jason Aldean – “Take a Little Ride”
Kenny Chesney – “Come Over”
Luke Bryan – “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Carrie Underwood – “Two Black Cadillacs”
Faith Hill – “American Heart”
Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go ‘Round”
Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Taylor Swift – “Begin Again”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum – “Downtown”
Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
Pistol Annies – “Takin’ Pills”
Rascal Flatts – “Come Wake Me Up”
The Band Perry – “Better Dig Two”
Zac Brown Band – “Goodbye in Her Eyes”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Big & Rich – “That’s Why I Pray”
Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
Love and Theft – “Runnin’ Out Of Air”
Thompson Square – “If I Didn’t Have You”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Dustin Lynch – “Cowboys and Angels”
Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go ‘Round”
Kip Moore – “Beer Money”
Randy Houser – “How Country Feels”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Brad Paisley and Joe Walsh – “Rocky Mountain Way,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOE WALSH & FRIENDS
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church – “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards
Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush,” from 2012 CMA Awards
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rockstar”
Rascal Flatts and Journey – “Changed,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS
The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis – “Three Wooden Crosses” from CMT CROSSROADS: THE AVETT BROTHERS AND RANDY TRAVIS

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley – “5-1-5-0” from CMT UNPLUGGED
Eric Church – “Homeboy” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan and Ryan Tedder – “Drunk On You/Feel Again” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert – “Over You” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Rascal Flatts and Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS
Toby Keith – “Beers Ago” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR