Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift to Go Head-to-Head at CMT Awards

Entertainment Apr. 5, 2010 AT 4:19PM
Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift to Go Head-to-Head at CMT Awards Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are once again in the running for country music gold! CMT announced its first-round finalists for the CMT Music Awards, and the two singers both picked up nominations.

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Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" is nominated for both Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year, and Swift's "You Belong With Me" is in the running in the same categories. Also up for Female Video of the Year is Kellie Pickler with "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You."

Also up for best video -- which can be awarded to male, female, group, duo or collaboration -- are Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band.

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Fans can vote through May 3 on CMT.com to narrow each category to four finalists, which will be announced May 11 (except for Video of the Year, for which finalists will be announced at the beginning of the awards show).

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The CMT Music Award will premiere live from Nashville June 9 on CMT and CMT.com.

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