Nominees For The 2011 CMT Music Awards To Be Announced On The Today Show

CMT’s Evan Farmer will present the nominees for the 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS live on the “Today” show on Wednesday, April 27. Appearing with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Farmer will present the nominees during the 10:00 a.m. EST hour. Country music’s hottest breakthrough family band, The Band Perry, will also participate in the nomination announcements and perform their current hit single, “You Lie.” The nominations event marks the first time CMT and NBC have partnered to announce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominations. Voting will begin on CMT.com immediately following this announcement.

Also for the first time, fans will get a sneak peek at the nominees for the coveted USA WEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year category on Monday, April 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST at usaweekend.com.

The 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS mark the 10th anniversary of the awards show and will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 on CMT and CMT.com. More details to be announced.

Fans can get more information as it becomes available on Twitter (@FollowCMT), hashtag #CMTAwards, or become a fan of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on Facebook.