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2005 CMT Music Award Nominees

Guest Author - Kathy Lyngholm

It's official, the final list of nominees are out for CMT's Music Awards show to be aired on April 11th. Terri Clark announced the finalists for the only show that fans determine the winners, not to mention the only country music award show to be held in Nashville this year.

The list has been cut down and now you can vote for the finalists. Along with long time superstars Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Reba McEntire, there are a few new artists in the list, Gretchen Wilson, Josh Gracin and Big & Rich. Loretta Lynn has been selected to receive the 2005 Johnny Cash Visionary Award by CMT. She joins a select group that includes Reba, Johnny Cash and The Dixie Chicks who have previously won the award that was renamed last year for the late Johnny Cash.

Jeff Foxworthy is slated to host the event aired live from Nashville on April 11th. So far Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith have been scheduled to appear.

There are nine categories to vote on which include:

CMT Music Awards Video of the Year
Big & Rich - "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"
Kenny Chesney - "I Go Back"
Toby Keith - "Stays in Mexico"
Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dying"
Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby"
Rascal Flatts - "Feels Like Today"
Gretchen Wilson - "Redneck Woman"
Keith Urban - "Days Go By"

CMT Music Awards Male Video of the Year
Kenny Chesney - "I Go Back"
Toby Keith - "Stays in Mexico"
Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dying"
Keith Urban - "Days Go By"

CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year
Terri Clark - "Girls Lie Too"
Martina McBride - "How Far"
Reba McEntire - "Somebody"
Gretchen Wilson - "When I Think About Cheatin'"

CMT Music Awards Collaborative Video of the Year
Jimmy Buffett with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and George Strait - "Hey Good Lookin'"
Nelly featuring Tim McGraw - "Over and Over"
Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby"
Shania Twain with Billy Currington - "Party for Two"

CMT Music Awards Group/Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich -"Holy Water"
Montgomery Gentry -"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
Lonestar - "Mr. Mom"
Rascal Flatts - "Feels Like Today"

CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year
Big & Rich -"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"
Julie Roberts - "Break Down Here"
Josh Gracin - "I Want to Live"
Gretchen Wilson - "Redneck Woman"

CMT Music Awards Hottest Video of the Year
Kenny Chesney - "Old Blue Chair"
Toby Keith - "Whiskey Girl"
Sara Evans - "Suds In the Bucket"
Keith Urban - "You're My Better Half"

CMT Music Awards Most Inspiring Music Video of the Year
Big & Rich - "Holy Water"
Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dying"
Martina McBride - "God's Will"
Joe Nichols - "If Nobody Believed in You"

CMT Music Awards Video Director of the Year
David Hogan
Gretchen Wilson - "Redneck Woman"
Rick Schroder
Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby"
Michael Salomon
Toby Keith - "Stays in Mexico"
Shaun Silva
Kenny Chesney - "I Go Back"

Not only are the fans the ones who decide the winners in this show, but the show is looking for volunteers that want to be part of the show and are willing to stand for the entire length of taping. There won't be any breaks, but admission will be free for those that are selected. If you live in the Nashville area or are going to be there on April 11th, click here to see details and sign up. Tickets are still on sale too, but are almost sold out. Vote soon!

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