CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

Okay, pretending to care, pretending to care, pretending to care…

…and here it goes.   The final nominees for the 2007 CMT Music Awards have been revealed.  As the picture indicates, Sugarland did the honors.   The telecast will be hosted for the third straight year by Jeff Foxworthy.   The 2007 recipient of the Video Visionary Award will be announced March 13; the previous winners are Hank Williams Jr. (2006), Loretta Lynn (2005), Reba McEntire (2004), Johnny Cash (2003) and Dixie Chicks (2002).

You can vote here, and read The Tennessean’s sad attempt to make a news story out of the Chicks getting two nominations here.  What is newsworthy about one of the top-selling country groups getting a fan-voted country group nomination is a mystery to me.

Here are the final four nominees in all but one category: the final four Video of the Year contenders will be announced at the beginning of the show, which airs April 16 at 8 p.m. EST.

Video of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney, “You Save Me”
  • Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready to Make Nice”
  • Toby Keith, “A Little Too Late”
  • Rascal Flatts, “What Hurts the Most”
  • George Strait, “The Seashores of Old Mexico”
  • Sugarland, “Want To”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Before He Cheats”

Male Video of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney, “You Save Me”
  • Toby Keith, “A Little Too Late”
  • Tim McGraw, “My Little Girl”
  • Josh Turner, “Would You Go With Me”

Female Video of the Year

  • Sara Evans, “You’ll Always Be My Baby”
  • Faith Hill, “Stealing Kisses”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Before He Cheats”
  • Gretchen Wilson, “California Girls”

Duo Video of the Year

  • Big & Rich, “8th of November”
  • Brooks & Dunn, “Building Bridges”
  • Sugarland, “Want To”
  • The Wreckers, “Leave the Pieces”

Group Video of the Year

  • Dixie Chicks, “Not Ready to Make Nice”
  • Little Big Town, “Good as Gone”
  • Rascal Flatts, “Life is a Highway”
  • Rascal Flatts, “What Hurts the Most”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

  • Jason Aldean, “Amarillo Sky”
  • Kellie Pickler, “Red High Heels”
  • Taylor Swift, “Tim McGraw”
  • The Wreckers, “Leave the Pieces”

Wide Open Country Video of the Year

  • Jimmy Buffett, “Bama Breeze”
  • Johnny Cash, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”
  • Sheryl Crow with Sting, “Always On Your Side”
  • Jack Ingram, “Love You”

Video Director of the Year

  • Paul Boyd, “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” (Gary Allan)
  • Wes Edwards, “Amarillo Sky” (Jason Aldean)
  • Shaun Silva, “You Save Me” (Kenny Chesney)
  • Roman White, “Before He Cheats” (Carrie Underwood)

1 Comment

  1. I understand your lack of enthusiasm, Kevin . These things are like beauty contests – they pop up everywhere for no apparent reason.

    For me it’s the CMAs first, the ACMs a distant second, and everything else of no particular consequence

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