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2008 CMT Music Awards First Round Nominees

The first country music award show of the new year has put out its list of nominees. CMT announced the first round nominees today and voting has started for the April 14th show. March 6th is the date the final nominees will be announced.

Brad Paisley leads the first round with six nominations and Sugarland follows with five nominations. Be sure to vote to see if your favorite makes it to the next round of voting. This is the only fan voted award show for the country music industry exclusively.

CMT Music Awards Video of the Year

Because of You by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson
Directed by Roman White
Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney
Directed by Shaun Silva
Nothin' Better to Do by LeAnn Rimes
Directed by David McClister and LeAnn Rimes
Online by Brad Paisley
Directed by Jason Alexander
Our Song by Taylor Swift
Directed by Trey Fanjoy
Stay by Sugarland
Directed by Shaun Silva
Take Me There by Rascal Flatts
Directed by Shaun Silva
Wasted by Carrie Underwood
Directed by Roman White

CMT Music Awards Male Video of the Year

Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney
Firecracker by Josh Turner
High Maintenance Woman by Toby Keith
I Got My Game On by Trace Adkins
I Told You So by Keith Urban
Johnny Cash by Jason Aldean
Online by Brad Paisley
Small Town Southern Man by Alan Jackson

CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year

Anyway by Martina McBride
As If by Sara Evans
Come to Bed by Gretchen Wilson
Famous in a Small Town by Miranda Lambert
Nothin' Better to Do by LeAnn Rimes
Our Song by Taylor Swift
So Small by Carrie Underwood
Wasted by Carrie Underwood

CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year

Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace by Big & Rich
Everyday America by Sugarland
Goes Down Easy by Van Zant
Lost in This Moment by Big & Rich
Proud of the House We Built by Brooks & Dunn
Stay by Sugarland
What Do Ya Think About That by Montgomery Gentry

CMT Music Awards Group Video of the Year

A Little More You by Little Big Town
How Long by Eagles
I Hear Them All by Old Crow Medicine Show
Love Don't Live Here by Lady Antebellum
One More Goodbye by Randy Rogers Band
Stand by Rascal Flatts
Take Me There by Rascal Flatts
(You Want To) Make a Memory by Bon Jovi

CMT Music Awards USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year

A Different World by Bucky Covington
All My Friends Say by Luke Bryan
Guys Like Me by Eric Church
I Wonder by Kellie Pickler
Livin' Our Love Song by Jason Michael Carroll
Love Don't Live Here by Lady Antebellum
Startin' With Me by Jake Owen
Stealing Cinderella by Chuck Wicks

CMT Music Awards Collaborative Video of the Year

Because of You by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson
Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
I Need You by Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Missing You by Alison Krauss and John Waite
Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore by Bon Jovi featuring LeAnn Rimes
Workin' for a Livin' by Garth Brooks and Huey Lewis

CMT Music Awards Wide Open Country Video of the Year

Close Up the Honky Tonks by Dwight Yoakam
Get Thee Behind Me Satan by Billy Joe Shaver
Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
Gravedigger by Willie Nelson
How Long by Eagles
I Hear Them All by Old Crow Medicine Show
Measure of a Man by Jack Ingram
Walk of Life by Shooter Jennings

CMT Music Awards Supporting Character of the Year

I Got My Game On featuring Rodney Carrington in Trace Adkins' video
Justice for All featuring James Denton in Dale Watson's video
Online featuring Jason Alexander in Brad Paisley's video
Online featuring Maureen McCormick in Brad Paisley's video
Online featuring William Shatner in Brad Paisley's video
So Small featuring Christian Kane in Carrie Underwood's video
Teardrops on My Guitar featuring Tyler Hilton in Taylor Swift's video
Walk of Life featuring Drea De Matteo in Shooter Jennings' video

CMT Music Awards Tearjerker Video of the Year

18 Video Tapes by Jason Meadows
Because of You by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson
Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney
I Need You by Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
I Wonder by Kellie Pickler
Lost in This Moment by Big & Rich
Ready, Set, Don't Go by Billy Ray Cyrus
Stay by Sugarland

CMT Music Awards Comedy Video of the Year

All My Friends Say by Luke Bryan
High Maintenance Woman by Toby Keith
Hollywood Hillbilly by Dale Watson
I Got My Game On by Trace Adkins
Online by Brad Paisley
The More I Drink by Blake Shelton
The One in the Middle by Sarah Johns
Walk of Life by Shooter Jennings

CMT Music Awards Video Director of the Year

Deaton Flanigen
Anyway by Martina McBride
Between Raising Hell and Amazing Graceby Big & Rich
I Wonder by Kellie Pickler

Trey Fanjoy
Famous In a Small Town by Miranda Lambert
Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love by Trisha Yearwood
Our Song by Taylor Swift

David McClister
Lightning by Eric Church
Livin' Our Love Song by Jason Michael Carroll
Nothin' Better to Do by LeAnn Rimes

Charles Mehling
Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go) by Dierks Bentley
I Told You So by Keith Urban
I'm with the Band by Little Big Town

Michael Salomon
High Maintenance Woman by Toby Keith
I Got My Game On by Trace Adkins
Love Me If You Can by Toby Keith

Rocky Schenck
Everyday America by Sugarland
Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) by Alison Krauss
Missing You by Alison Krauss

Shaun Silva
Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney
Stay by Sugarland
Take Me There by Rascal Flatts

Roman White
As If by Sara Evans
Because of You by Reba McEntire
So Small by Carrie Underwood

CMT Music Awards Performance of the Year

Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go) by Dierks Bentley
Captiol on the 4th (PBS)
Gimme Shelter by Keith Urban and Alicia Keys
Live Earth (NBC)
Gunpowder & Lead by Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram
CMT Cross Country (CMT)
I Wonder by Kellie Pickler
CMA Awards (ABC)
If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw
ACM Awards (CBS)
Lost in This Moment by Big & Rich with John Legend
ACM Awards (CBS)
Stay by Sugarland
CMT Music Awards (CMT)
Tell Me 'Bout It by LeAnn Rimes and Joss Stone
CMT Crossroads (CMT)

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