Carrie Underwood leads the field at the 2012 CMT Music Awards, claiming five nominations when the candidates were announced Monday morning (April 23) in New York City on NBC's Today show.
The nominations were revealed by Today host Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Willie Geist with guests Little Big Town, who received a nomination in the CMT performance of the year category for their version of Coldplay's "Fix You" from the concert special, Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert.
Women are the frontrunners this year with Miranda Lambert following close behind Underwood with four nominations -- two for her solo work and two as a member of country trio and first-time nominees Pistol Annies, who are up for group video of the year and USA Weekend breakthrough video of the year.
Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Thompson Square are next in line, tied for three nominations each. The Civil Wars also received three nominations, including two for their collaboration with Taylor Swift on the hit song "Safe & Sound" from The Hunger Games soundtrack.
The 2012 CMT Music Awards mark the 11th anniversary of the show and will air live from Nashville on June 6 on CMT and CMT.com.
Fans can vote now through June 4 to determine the winners -- online at CMT.com, on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android.
The five nominees for video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.
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CMT : News : Women Dominate 2012 CMT Music Awards Nominations
lmao talk about an off year.
WOW! Just WOW! Now, I'm torn between RM and GG for VOTY!
that's awesome that Carrie got that many award nominations from a "off-year" last year. .
Awesome news! Congrats, Carrie!
Congrats to Carrie.
Awesome! Congratulations to Carrie on her nominations. Very well deserved. It's great that Carrie continues to be recognised and appreciated. Congrats to all the other nominees as well.
Congrats to Carrie and the other nominees! Lots of great videos were made in country music this year. I'm happy to see many of my favorite videos getting recognized with a nomination.
Promo is in full swing.
Love that Carrie is gettting the major love.
yes!!! 5 nominations!!!
great way to start a monday!!
we need to vote as a team with brad fans to get remind me into video of year!! vote good girl for female.
This is awesome! We need to vote!
Guys, let's win this for Carrie ok?
How funny (but good) that Carrie got that many nominations. I had not antipated it since she has been off so this is a very happy surprise.
omg omg yay!! It's about time LOL
Yeah so awesome she's got 5 noms congrats. Your the best you deserve them