Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift & Justin Bieber Nab CMT Award Nominations

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Justin Bieber's foray into country music has paid off – his collaboration with Rascall Flatts has earned him a top nomination at the 2011 CMT Music Awards. The stars' duet, "That Should Be Me," will compete for... 000_009_619_cmtawards

Justin Bieber's foray into country music has paid off – his collaboration with Rascall Flatts has earned him a top nomination at the 2011 CMT Music Awards.

The stars' duet, "That Should Be Me," will compete for Collaborative Video of the Year – going up against multiple nominee Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's track, "Don't You Wanna Stay."

Aldean leads all nominations with four mentions – three for his hit song "My Kinda Party," which will battle for Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and Best Web Video of the Year.

Keith Urban (Without You) and Blake Shelton (Who Are You When I'm Not Looking) will fight Aldean for Male Video of the Year, while Taylor Swift (Mine), Carrie Underwood (Undo It) and Miranda Lambert (The House That Built Me) are all up for the female equivalent.

Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and the Zac Brown Band have all been nominated for Group Video of the Year.

Bieber isn't the only surprise name on the shortlist for the CMT Music Awards – British soul star Adele has scored praise for her duet with Darius Rucker on a cover of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and will compete for the CMT Performance of the Year prize.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on June 8.

Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
• Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
• Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
• Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
• Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
• Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
• Taylor Swift, "Mine"
• The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
• Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"
• Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Male Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
• Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
• Toby Keith, "Bullets in the Gun"
• Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
• Keith Urban, "Without You"

Female Video of the Year
• Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
• Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
• Reba McEntire, "Turn On the Radio"
• Taylor Swift, "Mine"
• Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"

Group Video of the Year
• Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
• Little Big Town, "Little White Church"
• Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
• The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
• Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Duo Video of the Year
• Steel Magnolia, "Last Night Again"
• Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
• The Civil Wars, "Barton Hollow"
• The JaneDear Girls, "Wildflower"
• Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
• Lee Brice, "Love Like Crazy"
• Aaron Lewis, "Country Boy"
• Jerrod Niemann, "Lover, Lover"
• The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
• Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Collaborative Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
• Justin Bieber featuring Rascal Flatts, "That Should Be Me"
• Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, "Collide"
• Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels, "Country Boy"
• Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow, "Coal Miner's Daughter"

CMT Performance of the Year
(musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT)
• Martina McBride and Train, "A Broken Wing" from CMT Crossroads: Train and Martina McBride
• Reba McEntire, "If I Were a Boy" from Unplugged: Reba
• Darius Rucker and Adele, "Need You Now" from 2010 CMT Artists of the Year
• Keith Urban and John Mayer, "Sweet Thing" from CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban
• Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett, "Margaritaville" from CMT Crossroads: Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band

Best Web Video of the Year (new for 2011)
(best video created primarily for Internet streaming)
• Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party" (live from the CMT.com webcast)
• Luke Bryan, "It's a Shore Thing"
• Lady Antebellum, "Stars Tonight"
• Blake Shelton, "Kiss My Country Ass"
• Taylor Swift, "Mine" (live from the Speak Now album release party)

Video Director of the Year
• Deaton Flanigen (award-eligible videos include Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow's "Collide" and the JaneDear Girl's "Wildflower")
• Trey Fanjoy (award-eligible videos include Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" and Blake Shelton's "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking")
• Chris Hicky (award-eligible videos include Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" and Keith Urban's "Without You")
• David McClister (award-eligible videos include The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" and LeAnn Rimes' "Swingin'")
• Roman White (award-eligible videos include Lady Antebellum's "Hello World" and Kellie Pickler's "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again")

(Photo: Getty Images)

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