Swift, Underwood up for 3 CMT Awards

May 11, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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NASHVILLE, May 11 (UPI) -- Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood were each nominated for three CMT Music Awards in Nashville Tuesday.

Following closely behind are Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band with two nominations apiece.

Online fan voting on CMT.com is to end June 8.

"When you look at the talent and diversity amassed within these categories, it's easy to see why this has been CMT's biggest year ever," CMT President Brian Philips said in a statement. "Hosted by our Nashville-brother-by-way-of-Detroit, Kid Rock, this night promises to be an unforgettable party."

The 2010 CMT Music Awards are scheduled to air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena 9 on CMT and CMT.com.

Slated to perform are Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

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