Rascal Flatts leads the pack for the 2007 CMT Music Awards with three nods. The video for their "What Hurts The Most" is nominated for video of the year as well as group video. "Life is A Highway" is
Rascal Flatts leads the pack for the 2007 CMT Music Awards with three nods. The video for their "What Hurts The Most" is nominated for video of the year as well as group video. "Life is A Highway" is also up for a group video award.
Additionally, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, George Strait, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Toby Keith are also contenders for video of the year. In a unique arrangement for an awards show, the final four nominees in the category will be announced during the telecast and fans will be able to cast their vote for the winner on the CMT Web site and via mobile phone. Urban's "Better Life" video won the honor last year.
Meanwhile, Underwood's "Before He Cheats," which earned her the video of the year nod, is also up for best female video and its director, Roman White is nominated for director of the year.
Superstar Keith also picked up two nominations as did the Dixie Chicks, the Wreckers, Sugarland and Kenny Chesney. Shaun Silva, who handled Chesney's "You Save Me" video is up for director of the year.
Newcomers Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift and the Wreckers are all competing in the top breakthrough artist division and Wes Edwards, who directed Aldean's "Amarillo Sky," is up for top director honors.
Jack Ingram, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash and a video from Sheryl Crow and Sting are nominated in the "Wide Open Country" category, which honors videos that push the boundaries of country music.
For a complete list of nominees go to CMT.com.
The show, which will originate from the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, will air on CMT on April 16.