Kenny, Toby, Tim Lead CMT Nominees

Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Big & Rich are the top nominees for the CMT 2005 Music Awards, which the network will air live April 11 from Nashville.

Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Big & Rich are the top nominees for the CMT 2005 Music Awards, which the network will air live April 11 from Nashville. Each of the artists received four nominations, all for more than one video. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson scored three nominations apiece.

Five individual videos also received three nominations each: Chesney's "I Go Back," Keith's "Stays in Mexico," McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying," Wilson's "Redneck Woman" and the Brad Paisley's "Whiskey Lullaby."

Winners will be announced during the show. Final nominees and winners are chosen by CMT viewers voting online at CMT.com. As previously reported, Loretta Lynn will be this year's recipient of CMT's Johnny Cash Visionary Award, presented during the telecast.

There are four nominees in every category except video of the year, which contains eight. The final four will be announced at the beginning of the telecast, with additional online voting active during the show.

For a full list of nominees, click here.
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