Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland earned a leading four nominations each as the first round of fan-voting begins for the 2010 CMT Music Awards.
Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band notched three nominations apiece in a large field of contenders. The video of the year category includes 10 separate videos, while the other eight categories feature eight nominees.
On Tuesday, May 11, CMT will announce the top four nominees in each category except video of the year, and fans may vote on those finalists through June 8. Final video of the year nominees will be announced at the top of the June 9 awards show, and fans may vote on that category live during the show through!
The CMT Music Awards airs live from Bridgestone Arena on CMT at 7 p.m. Central Time on June 9.