CMT Awards 2013: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Among Nominees, Performances Include Nelly and Lenny Kravitz, Keith Urban Presenting

By Blake Melin, Mstars Reporter | Jun 04, 2013 10:51 AM EDT
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The 2013 CMT awards will be co-hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell Wednesday night and country music fans everywhere are getting excited to see who the winners will be.

Carrie Underwood won video of the year last year in 2012. With her nomination again this year, she seems to have the edge with her music video, "Blown Away."

Miranda Lambert is also in the running for video of the year. Despite rumors of her and Blake Shelton, she is very much in the running her music video for her song, "Mama's Broken Heart."  

Co-host for the evening, Jason Aldean, has thrown his hat in the ring with his song, "1994."

Larry the Cable Guy, Scotty McCreery, and Keith Urban are among those who will be presenting awards to the winners.

The night will be lined with performances from The Voice winner Ashley Monroe, and American Idol runner up Kree Harrison, among many other big names in country music.  

There are a couple special Performances to watch out for according to Jason Aldean and Lenny Kravitz are teaming up for a show, as well as Nelly and Florida Georgia Line coming together to perform their song, "Cruise."

Other categories for the evening include Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, Group Video of the Year, Duo Video of the Year, Breakthrough video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, and CMT performance of the Year.

The house band has been announced as well according to, The Mavericks, a country band which hit it big in the 1990s will assume that roll.

The show will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Contestants for video of the year include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Tim Mcgraw.

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