Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift Lead CMT Awards Nominations

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Ladies are leading the way this year, with Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift topping the 2012 CMT Awards Nominees list.

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American Idol alum Underwood scored five nominations on Monday morning when the country contenders were announced on NBC’s Today show. Lambert follows with four nominations – two for her solo work and two for her side project, the Pistol Annies – while Taylor Swift leads a contingent of artists earning three nominations each.

Among the others vying for three awards at the Nashville ceremony are Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascall Flatts, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and The Civil Wars, who received two nominations for “Safe & Sound,” their Hunger Games soundtrack collaboration with Swift.

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Husband and wife duo Shelton and Lambert will face off in the evening's top category of Video of the Year. Shelton is nominated for his cover of "God Gave Me You" while Lambert is up for her heartbreak anthem "Over You," which was co-written by the couple. 

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the show, which will air live from the heart of country music on June 6 on CMT and CMT.com. Fans can vote for the winners now through June 4 by clicking here or via the CMT Insider app.

Find the complete list of nominees below.

Video of the Year
Jason Aldean -- "Dirt Road Anthem"
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter -- "You and Tequila"
Toby Keith -- "Red Solo Cup"
Lady Antebellum -- "We Owned the Night"
Miranda Lambert -- "Over You"
Brad Paisley With Carrie Underwood -- "Remind Me"
Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield -- "Easy"
Blake Shelton -- "God Gave Me You"
Taylor Swift Featuring the Civil Wars -- "Safe & Sound"
Carrie Underwood -- "Good Girl"

Male Video of the Year
Jason Aldean -- "Dirt Road Anthem"
Luke Bryan -- "I Don't Want This Night to End"
Eric Church -- "Drink in My Hand"
Toby Keith -- "Red Solo Cup"
Blake Shelton -- "God Gave Me You"
Keith Urban -- "Long Hot Summer"

Female Video of the Year
Sara Evans -- "My Heart Can't Tell You No"
Miranda Lambert -- "Over You"
Martina McBride -- "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
Kellie Pickler -- "Tough"
Taylor Swift -- "Ours"
Carrie Underwood -- "Good Girl"

Group Video of the Year
Eli Young Band -- "Crazy Girl"
Lady Antebellum -- "We Owned the Night"
Pistol Annies -- "Hell on Heels"
Rascal Flatts -- "Banjo"
The Band Perry -- "All Your Life"
Zac Brown Band -- "Keep Me in Mind"

Duo Video of the Year
Love and Theft -- "Angel Eyes"
Montgomery Gentry -- "Where I Come From"
Sugarland -- "Tonight"
The Civil Wars -- "Poison and Wine"
Thompson Square -- "Glass"
Thompson Square -- "I Got You"

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
Lauren Alaina -- "Georgia Peaches"
Brantley Gilbert -- "Country Must Be Country Wide"
Hunter Hayes -- "Storm Warning"
Scotty McCreery -- "The Trouble With Girls"
Pistol Annies -- "Hell on Heels"
Thompson Square -- "I Got You"

Collaborative Video of the Year
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter -- "You and Tequila"
Brad Paisley With Carrie Underwood -- "Remind Me"
Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield -- "Easy"
Lionel Richie With Shania Twain -- "Endless Love"
Taylor Swift Featuring the Civil Wars -- "Safe & Sound"
Zac Brown Band Featuring Jimmy Buffett -- "Knee Deep"

CMT Performance of the Year
(Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT)
Jason Aldean -- "Tattoos on This Town" from 2011 CMT Artists of the Year
Lady Antebellum -- "Dancin' Away With My Heart" from 2011 CMT Artists of the Year
Little Big Town -- "Fix You" from Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert
Blake Shelton -- "Footloose" from Invitation Only: Blake Shelton
Sting and Vince Gill -- "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" from CMT Crossroads: Sting and Vince Gill
Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood -- "Just a Dream/Dream On" from CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood From the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam

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