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The 2014 CMT Music Awards to air June 4, 2014 live from Nashville

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It’s CMA Music Festival week, and the 2014 CMT Music Awards will be held in Nashville on Wed., June 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosting the show for a third straight year is actress Kristen Bell.

The show will feature a special performance from Kacey Musgraves and Lee Ann Womack, honoring Alan Jackson, and a surprise opening show performance from three iconic artists from three different genres singing three iconic songs along with a surprise superstar guest.

Country superstar Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line will perform with pop sensation Jason Derulo, and John Legend will perform with Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes.

Presenters include Blake Shelton, radio host Bobby Bones, Carrie Underwood, the cast of CMT’s PARTY DOWN SOUTH, CMT’s Cody Alan, Eli Young Band, Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker, Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lindsey Stirling, Lionel Richie, Sara Evans, The Band Perry, CMT’s MY BIG REDNECK FAMILY host Tom Arnold and Vince Neil.

The 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will include performances by Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert. In addition, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Danielle Bradbery, David Nail, Thomas Rhett and Tyler Farr will be performing on the Nationwide Insurance Stage. Previously announced presenters include “2 Broke Girls” actress Beth Behrs, actress Brooklyn Decker, 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS Twitter tracker Cassadee Pope, actor James Van Der Beek, “Fargo” actress Kate Walsh, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and CMT’s BROKEN SKULL RANCH host Steve Austin.

Nominees have been announced, and and fans have voted through last Sunday for the winners in all categories except for Video of the Year, which will have six finalists to be announced tomorrow (June 4) morning at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT. Fans will then be able to vote for those six finalists through the live telecast (ET/CT only) for the night’s big winner.

The nominees are listed below:

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”
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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”
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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”
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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”
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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”
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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”
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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
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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

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