Nominees & Recipients


CMT MUSIC AWARDS BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist's major debut album; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)

  • Carrie Underwood -- "Jesus, Take The Wheel"
  • Jason Aldean -- "Hicktown"
  • Miranda Lambert -- "Kerosene"
  • Sugarland -- "Something More"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS HOTTEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Sexiest video, awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration)

  • Billy Currington -- "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right"
  • Dierks Bentley -- "Come A Little Closer"
  • Keith Urban -- "Making Memories Of Us"
  • Trace Adkins -- "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS MOST INSPIRING VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Video that celebrates the human condition in a positive and optimistic way; awarded to the artist
(male, female, group/duo or collaboration)

  • Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton -- "When I Get Where I'm Going"
  • Brooks & Dunn -- "Believe"
  • Carrie Underwood -- "Jesus, Take The Wheel"
  • Reba McEntire -- "You're Gonna Be"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Video with the best direction (video that best captures the mood, tempo, and intensity of the song); awarded to the video director for work on a specific video and accepted by the director and the artist

  • Michael Salomon / Toby Keith -- "As Good As I Once Was"
  • Shaun Silva / Kenny Chesney -- "Who You'd Be Today"
  • Sophie Muller / Faith Hill with Tim McGraw -- "Like We Never Loved At All"
  • Trey Fanjoy / Miranda Lambert -- "Kerosene"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
The best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists;
awarded to the artists (male, female or group/duo)

  • Bon Jovi feat. Jennifer Nettles -- "Who Says You Can't Go Home"
  • Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton -- "When I Get Where I'm Going"
  • Faith Hill with Tim McGraw -- "Like We Never Loved At All"
  • Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon -- "Jackson"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS GROUP / DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group or duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brooks & Dunn -- "Believe"
  • Little Big Town -- "Boondocks"
  • Rascal Flatts -- "Skin (Sarabeth)"
  • Sugarland -- "Just Might (Make Me Believe)"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Carrie Underwood -- "Jesus, Take The Wheel"
  • Faith Hill -- "Mississippi Girl"
  • Miranda Lambert -- "Kerosene"
  • Sara Evans -- "A Real Fine Place To Start"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Keith Urban -- "Better Life"
  • Kenny Chesney -- "Who You'd Be Today"
  • Toby Keith -- "As Good As I Once Was"
  • Trace Adkins -- "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"

CMT MUSIC AWARDS VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration). Final four nominees announced during live telecast, with final voting held online at CMT.com during the show

  • Brad Paisley -- "Alcohol"
  • Brooks & Dunn -- "Believe"
  • Faith Hill with Tim McGraw -- "Like We Never Loved At All"
  • Gretchen Wilson -- "All Jacked Up"
  • Keith Urban -- "Better Life"
  • Kenny Chesney -- "Who You'd Be Today"
  • Toby Keith -- "As Good As I Once Was"
  • Trace Adkins -- "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"

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