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The first round of performers has been announced for the 2013 Cmt Music Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell and Jason Aldean. Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan will join Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert's Pistol Annies on the Bridgestone Arena stage in Nashville.
Swift is nominated in two categories this year: Video of the Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and Female Video of the Year for "Begin Again." Hayes is nominated for Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year, both for "Wanted."
Bryan will compete against Hayes in the same categories for his video, "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," and is nominated for two more categories: Collaborative Video of the Year and Cmt Performance of the Year.
The Cmt Music Awards released this year's nominees and announced that voting has opened. Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert lead the nominations with four each. Artists with three nominations include Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Journey, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw. Fans can vote at Cmt.com, on mobile devices and via the Cmt Insider app and via text message through Midnight Et on Sunday, June 2. Also read: Stars Come Out for 2012 Cmt Music Awards (Photos) Winners will be named live from the »
- Jethro Nededog
After his highly publicized cheating scandal last fall, country star Jason Aldean and his wife of 12 years, Jessica Ussery, have decided to officially call it quits.
The "Night Train" singer filed for divorce in Williamson County, Tenn., court on April 26, according to documents obtained by People. Aldean, 36, cited irreconcilable differences.
Just last week, Aldean's rep confirmed that the couple was possibly headed for a split, releasing a statement saying, "Jason and his wife are having problems, but there is nothing more to share with the press at this time. It's a private family matter, and we hope everyone will respect that he would like to keep it that way."
The pair have two daughters together -- Keeley, 10, and Kendyl, 5.
The news of the divorce comes just seven months after Aldean was caught kissing former "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr in Los Angeles in September. Still, despite the scandal, Aldean apologized »
- Leigh Blickley
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