Nominees & Recipients


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

  • 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
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • 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
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Sara Evans -- "A Little Bit Stronger"
  • Miranda Lambert -- "The House That Built Me"
  • Reba -- "Turn On The Radio"
  • Taylor Swift -- "Mine"
  • Carrie Underwood -- "Undo It"

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • 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
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • 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
Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)

  • 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
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)

  • Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson -- “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
  • Justin Bieber feat. Rascal Flatts -- “That Should Be Me
  • Kid Rock feat. Sheryl Crow -- “Collide”
  • Aaron Lewis feat. 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; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • Martina McBride and Train -- “A Broken Wing” from CMT CROSSROADS: TRAIN AND MARTINA MCBRIDE
  • Reba -- “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; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • Jason Aldean -- “My Kinda Party” (Live From The CMT 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
Best video director of the year; awarded to the director for his or her body of work from the past 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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