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Four of Country's Hottest Acts Have Four Nominations Each at CMT Music Awards Tonight

Image courtesy of Sony Music Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Sony Music Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan are the lead nominees going into Wednesday night's 2013 CMT Music Awards with four nods each . Kenny Chesney , Rascal Flatts , and Jason Aldean picked up three nominations apiece.

The final nominees in the Video of the Year category will be announced at the top of the show, and final voting in that category will take place during the broadcast.

Little Big Town is hoping for a spot in that final Video of the Year category with their intense "Tornado" clip. They're up for Group Video of the Year for the lighthearted "Pontoon" video too.

Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman is quick to give credit to the creative team behind those videos. She says, "Everybody who worked on those two videos and the directors, they were all amazing. Made it easy for us, really. We didn't have to do that much work. We just got to have fun on one and get mad on the other."

The 2013 CMT Music Awards air live Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on CMT and CMT.com.

Here are the nominees:

Video of the Year
Brad Paisley, “Southern Comfort Zone”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Eric Church, “Springsteen”
Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
Jason Aldean, “1994”
Kenny Chesney, “Come Over”
Little Big Town, “Tornado”
Luke Bryan, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Tim McGraw, “One of Those Nights”

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, “Sure Be Cool if You Did”
Eric Church, “Creepin’”
Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
Jason Aldean, “Take a Little Ride”
Kenny Chesney, “Come Over”
Luke Bryan, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Two Black Cadillacs”
Faith Hill, “American Heart”
Jana Kramer, “Why Ya Wanna”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Taylor Swift, “Begin Again”

Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, “Downtown”
Little Big Town, “Pontoon”
Pistol Annies, “Takin’ Pills”
Rascal Flatts, “Come Wake Me Up”
The Band Perry, “Better Dig Two”
Zac Brown Band, “Goodbye in Her Eyes”

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich, “That’s Why I Pray”
Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Love and Theft, “Runnin’ Out of Air”
Thompson Square, “If I Didn’t Have You”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Dustin Lynch, “Cowboys and Angels”
Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Jana Kramer, “Why Ya Wanna”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Kip Moore, “Beer Money”
Randy Houser, “How Country Feels”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Brad Paisley and Joe Walsh, “Rocky Mountain Way,” from CMT Crossroads
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards
Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill, “Don’t Rush,” from 2012 CMA Awards
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, “Feel Like a Rockstar”
Rascal Flatts and Journey, “Changed,” from CMT Crossroads
The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis, “Three Wooden Crosses,” from CMT Crossroads

CMT Performance of the Year
Dierks Bentley, “5-1-5-0,” from CMT Unplugged
Eric Church, “Homeboy”, from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year
Luke Bryan and Ryan Tedder, “Drunk On You/Feel Again,” from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year
Miranda Lambert, “Over You,” from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year
Rascal Flatts and Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” from CMT Crossroads
Toby Keith, “Beers Ago,” from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year

Nationwide Insurance on Your Side Award (Best New Live Act)
Florida Georgia Line
Hunter Hayes
Kip Moore
Lee Brice

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