CMT voters gotta have Faith. And Carrie. And, uh, Reese?
Faith Hill nabbed a leading four nominations for the 2006 CMT Awards, the country music video kudosfest voted on entirely by fans.
Country faves Trace Adkins and Miranda Lambert announced the nominees Wednesday morning, after more than 1.2 million twang-talkin' music lovers cast votes on CMT.com to determine the finalists.
Fan fave Hill led the pack, with three of her four nominations shared with her superstar hubby Tim McGraw for their duet "Like We Never Loved At All." The A-list couple picked up nods for Best Video, Best Collaboration, and Video Director of the Year. Hill's solo effort, "Mississippi Girl," rounds out her nominations, with a nod for Female Video of the Year.
McGraw is one of a slew of triple nominees for the awards show, in the esteemed company of Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert and American Idol alum Carrie Underwood.
And while this year's ceremony is going to be a whole lot of country, there is room for a little rock 'n' roll. Bon Jovi is up for its first ever CMT Award thanks to its duet with Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles, "Who Says You Can't Go Home." The unexpected pairing is up for Best Collaborative Video of the Year.
Of course, no awards show this season would be complete without an appearance by, let alone nomination for, Hollywood golden girl Reese Witherspoon. The Walk the Line Oscar winner is up for yet another nod along with costar Joaquin Phoenix. The duo has been nominated for Best Collaborative Video of the Year for their recreation of Johnny and June Carter Cash's song, "Jackson."
The awards are slated to be doled out Apr. 10 at Belmont University's Curb Events Center in Nashville. Blue collar comic Jeff Foxworthy will host the event, which includes performances from the country world's top talent: Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are all slated to take the stage.
Voting for the video honors is open for all categories until Apr. 7. Finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the top of the broadcast with voting open for that category only throughout the show.
The CMT Awards air live on--where else?--CMT.
The complete list of nominees:
Breakthrough Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" Jason Aldean, "Hicktown" Miranda Lambert, "Kerosene" Sugarland, "Something More"
Hottest Video of the Year: Billy Currington, "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" Dierks Bentley, "Come A Little Closer" Keith Urban, "Making Memories of Us" Trace Adkins, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
Most Inspiring Video of the Year: Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton, "When I Get Where I'm Going" Brooks & Dunn, "Believe" Carrie Underwood, "Jesus, Take The Wheel" Reba McEntire, "You're Gonna Be"
Collaborative Video of the Year: Bon Jovi feat. Jennifer Nettles, "Who Says You Can't Go Home" Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton, "When I Get Where I'm Going" Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, "Like We Never Loved At All" Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, "Jackson"
Group/Duo Video of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, "Believe" Little Big Town, "Boondocks" Rascal Flatts, "Skin (Sarabeth)" Sugarland, "Just Might (Make Me Believe)"
Female Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" Faith Hill, "Mississippi Girl" Miranda Lambert, "Kerosene" Sara Evans, "A Real Fine Place To Start"
Male Video of the Year: Keith Urban, "Better Life" Kenny Chesney, "Who You'd Be Today" Toby Keith, "As Good As I Once Was" Trace Adkins, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"
Video of the Year: Brad Paisley, "Alcohol" Brooks & Dunn, "Believe" Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, "Like We Never Loved At All" Gretchen Wilson, "All Jacked Up" Keith Urban, "Better Life" Kenny Chesney, "Who You'd Be Today" Toby Keith, "As Good As I Once Was" Trace Adkins, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"