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[05/05/14 - 08:33 AM]
Miranda Lambert Leads the "2014 CMT Music Awards" Nominations with Six
Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan follow with five nominations each, while Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are tied with four nominations.

[via press release from CMT]

MIRANDA LAMBERT LEADS THE "2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINATIONS WITH SIX

Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan Receive Five Nominations Apiece; Followed by Keith Urban and Taylor Swift with Four

Voting Begins Today on CMT.com and Ends Sunday, June 1 at Midnight ET Tickets Go On Sale This Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. ET/10:00 a.m. CT

NASHVILLE - May 5, 2014 - Country superstar Miranda Lambert dominates the nominations for the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS as she's up for a total of six awards this year - two for independent work; two for her collaboration with Keith Urban on "We Were Us"; and two as a member of Pistol Annies. Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan follow with five nominations each, while Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are tied with four nominations. Voting begins now at CMT.com and continues until Sunday, June 1 at midnight ET.

The nominees were revealed across CMT's digital platforms this morning by the cast of the network's hit show, PARTY DOWN SOUTH, through short video vignettes filmed at the house where the cast has been living while taping their second season.

The 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, now in its 13th year, will air LIVE from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Performers, presenters and this year's host will all be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. ET/10:00 a.m. CT at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

The final nominees for the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS include:

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.
· Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and Friends - "Boys 'Round Here"
· Carrie Underwood - "See You Again"
· Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
· Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan - "This Is How We Roll"
· Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
· Kacey Musgraves - "Follow Your Arrow"
· Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert - "We Were Us"
· Luke Bryan - "That's My Kind of Night"
· Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
· Taylor Swift - "Red"
· Thomas Rhett - "It Goes Like This"
· Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care"

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist
· Blake Shelton - "Doin' What She Likes"
· Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
· Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
· Jason Aldean - "Night Train"
· Luke Bryan - "Crash My Party"
· Randy Houser - "Runnin' Outta Moonlight"

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist
· Carrie Underwood - "See You Again"
· Cassadee Pope - "Wasting All These Tears"
· Kacey Musgraves - "Follow Your Arrow"
· Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
· Sheryl Crow - "Easy"
· Taylor Swift - "Red"

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
· Eli Young Band - "Drunk Last Night"
· Lady Antebellum - "Compass"
· Little Big Town - "Your Side Of The Bed"
· Rascal Flatts - "Rewind"
· The Band Perry - "Done"
· Zac Brown Band - "Sweet Annie"

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists
· Dan + Shay - "19 You + Me"
· Florida Georgia Line - "Round Here"
· Florida Georgia Line - "Stay"
· Thompson Square - "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About"

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)
· Brett Eldredge - "Beat Of The Music"
· Cassadee Pope - "Wasting All These Tears"
· Cole Swindell - "Chillin' It"
· David Nail - "Whatever She's Got"
· Thomas Rhett - "It Goes Like This"
· Tyler Farr - "Redneck Crazy"

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)
· Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and Friends - "Boys 'Round Here"
· Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan - "This Is How We Roll
· Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly - "Cruise (Remix)"
· Hunter Hayes featuring Jason Mraz - "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me"
· Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert - "We Were Us"
· Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care

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)
· Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic - "Counting Stars" from CMT CROSSROADS: ONEREPUBLIC AND DIERKS BENTLEY
· Jake Owen - "Days Of Gold" from CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN
· Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks - "Rhiannon" from CMT CROSSROADS: STEVIE NICKS AND LADY ANTEBELLUM
· Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie - "Oh No/All Night Long" from 2013 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
· The Band Perry and Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" from CMT CROSSROADS: FALL OUT BOY AND THE BAND PERRY
· Willie Nelson and Neil Young - "Long May You Run" from CMT CROSSROADS: WILLIE NELSON & FRIENDS FROM THIRD MAN RECORDS

Fans can vote online at CMT.com and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile now through June 1 to determine the winners. The six finalists 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 and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.

Veteran live event producer Michael Dempsey returns to executive produce the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS alongside director Joe DeMaio. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux serve as executive producers for CMT.

For more information as it becomes available, follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

Number of nominations by artist

Six Nominations
· Miranda Lambert

Five Nominations
· Florida Georgia Line
· Luke Bryan

Four Nominations
· Keith Urban
· Taylor Swift

Three Nominations
· Blake Shelton
· Hunter Hayes

Two Nominations
· Carrie Underwood
· Cassadee Pope
· Eric Church
· Kacey Musgraves
· Lady Antebellum
· Pistol Annies
· The Band Perry
· Thomas Rhett
· Tim McGraw

One Nomination
· Brett Eldredge
· Cole Swindell
· Dan + Shay
· David Nail
· Dierks Bentley
· Eli Young Band
· Fall Out Boy
· Jake Owen
· Jason Aldean
· Jason Mraz
· Lionel Richie
· Little Big Town
· Neil Young
· Nelly
· OneRepublic
· Randy Houser
· Rascal Flatts
· Sheryl Crow
· Stevie Nicks
· Thompson Square
· Tyler Farr
· Willie Nelson
· Zac Brown Band





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