Kristen Bell and Jason Aldean will host the 2013 CMT Music Awards, airing live from Nashville at 7 tonight on CMT and CMT.com.
Starting at 7 tonight, you can follow my live blog of the awards show here at BAM’s Blog.
I can’t promise I won’t get choked up and need a minute when Checotah native Carrie Underwood performs her new hit “See You Again” as a tribute to those affected by the devastating May tornadoes here in Oklahoma. Otherwise, I’ll be following the show every step of the way.
Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Luke Bryan earned four nominations each to lead the field of nominees for the 2013 CMT Music Awards.
CMT Music Award nominees with Oklahoma ties:
Miranda Lambert (Tishomingo resident): Video of the year and female video of the year, “Mama’s Broken Heart; CMT Performance of the Year, “Over You” from the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year; and group video of the year, Pistol Annies’ “Takin’ Pills.”
Rascal Flatts (includes Joe Don Rooney of Picher): Group video of the year, “Come Wake Me Up.”
Rascal Flatts and Journey (includes Oklahoma native Neil Schon): Collaborative video of the year for “Changed” and CMT Performance of the Year for “Don’t Stop Believin’,” both from “CMT Crossroads: Journey and Rascal Flatts.”
Carrie Underwood (Checotah native): Video of the year, “Blown Away,” and female video of the year for “Two Black Cadillacs.”
Blake Shelton (Ada native): Male video of the year, “Sure Be Cool if You Did.”
Thompson Square (includes Miami, OK, native Keifer Thompson): Duo video of the year, “If I Didn’t Have You.”
Toby Keith (Norman resident): CMT Performance of the Year, “Beers Ago” from 2012′s CMT Artists of the Year.
Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill (Norman native): Collaborative video of the year, “Don’t Rush” from 2012 Country Music Association Awards.
Luke Bryan and Ryan Tedder (Tulsa native): CMT Performance of the Year, “Drunk On You/Feel Again” from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year.