CMT Awards Preview: Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Take Center Stage

June 5, 2013 7:24 am

Even if you aren’t in love with country music, there will be something for everyone at Wednesday night’s CMT Music awards.

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Hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, this year’s show will feature over 10 performances, including Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, and many more. One performance to look forward to is Florida Georgia Line’s collaboration with rapper Nelly on the band’s hit “Cruise.”

The CMT’s  honor the best in country music videos from the past year and the  field is highly competitive.

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The biggest award of the night, “Video of the Year,” allows fans to vote for their favorite during the ceremony by visiting The votes are tallied at the end of the evening and the winner is announced at the conclusion of the show. The 12 nominees for Video of the Year include, Carrie’s “Blown Away,” Taylor’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and Luke Bryan’sKiss Tomorrow Goodbye.”

The ceremony beings at 8 p.m. and can be seen on both CMT and