The field is dotted with new faces, including breaking duo The Civil Wars, tattooed Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, Adele, Sheryl Crow and even Justin Bieber, as the face of country music becomes increasingly more inclusive.

THEIR KINDA PARTY: CMT AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

This Year’s Field Is Intriguingly Eclectic, Ranging From Stars Like Aldean and Swift to Envelope-Pushing Up-and-Comers Like The Civil Wars
The nominees for the 2011 CMT Awards were announced this morning on The Today Show, and Jason Aldean leads the pack with four, while The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band picked up three apiece. Double nominees are Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Carrie Underwood.

The field is dotted with new faces, including breaking duo The Civil Wars, tattooed Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, Adele, Sheryl Crow and even Justin Bieber, as the face of country music becomes increasingly more inclusive.

The initial noms for Video of the Year will be reduced to five during the live telecast, with final voting at CMT.com and via text messaging during the show. Online fan voting in all 10 categories is open at CMT.com through June 7.

The show airs on June 8 from Nashville. Full details on the CMT site.

Here’s the complete list of categories and nominees:

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 McEntire, "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
(musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT)
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 (new for 2011)
(best video created primarily for Internet streaming)
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 Girl's "Wildflower")
Trey Fanjoy (award-eligible videos include Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" and Blake Shelton's "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking")
Chris Hicky (award-eligible videos include Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" and Keith Urban's "Without You")
David McClister (award-eligible videos include The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" and LeAnn Rimes' "Swingin'")
Roman White (award-eligible videos include Lady Antebellum's "Hello World" and Kellie Pickler's "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again")

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