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BMI Artists Vie for Fan-Voted CMT Music Awards

Posted in News on March 21, 2006
BMI country stars Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood lead an all-star list of nominees with three nods each in this year's CMT Music Awards race. The only awards show whose winners are strictly determined by the fans, the annual ceremony celebrates the music videos that make the biggest splash throughout the year.

Toby Keith Brooks & Dunn Keith Urban

Miranda Lambert and Sugarland swept both the music industry and the fans off their feet this year, and the newcomers surge forward on their unstoppable road to superstardom with two nominations each. Other fresh faces sharing the limelight include Jason Aldean and Little Big Town.

Faith Hill Carrie Underwood Miranda Lambert

The award show also seeks to shine the spotlight on those who help to create the flood of videos that air each year. Trey Fanjoy, one of Music City's most sought-after video directors who also happens to be a BMI songwriter, was nominated for Director of the Year for her work on Miranda Lambert's "Kerosene" video.

Sugarland Jason Aldean

Final voting for the winners is underway on CMT.com, where country music devotees have already whittled the lists down to four videos each in all categories except Video of the Year. The four Video of the Year finalists will be announced at the beginning of the live broadcast of the actual awards show, and viewers may cast their votes online during the telecast. The 2006 CMT Music Awards will air Monday, April 10 at 8 pm EST on CMT.

Little Big Town Trey Fanjoy

BMI's 2005 CMT Music Awards Nominees

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Toby Keith-"As Good as I Once Was"
Brooks & Dunn-"Believe"
Keith Urban-"Better Life"
Faith Hill with Tim McGraw-"Like We Never Loved At All"

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Toby Keith-"As Good as I Once Was"
Keith Urban-"Better Life"

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Sara Evans-"A Real Fine Place to Start"
Carrie Underwood-"Jesus Take the Wheel"
Miranda Lambert-"Kerosene"
Faith Hill-"Mississippi Girl"

GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn-"Believe"
Little Big Town-"Boondocks"
Sugarland-"Just Might Make Me Believe"
Rascal Flatts-"Skin (Sarabeth)"

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean-"Hicktown"
Carrie Underwood-"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
Miranda Lambert-"Kersosene"
Sugarland-"Something More"

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Faith Hill with Tim McGraw-"Like We Never Loved at All"
Dolly Parton (with Brad Paisley)-"When I Get Where I'm Going"

HOTTEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Keith Urban-"Making Memories of Us"

MOST INSPIRING VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn-"Believe"
Carrie Underwood-"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
Dolly Parton (with Brad Paisley)-"When I Get Where I'm Going"

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Trey Fanjoy-"Kerosene"-Miranda Lambert