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CMT is heading to Rockefeller Plaza with platinum-selling group Little Big Town as they present the nominees for the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS live during the 10 a.m. EDT hour of NBC’s “Today” show Monday, April 23. 

The foursome, who will be releasing their brand new single “Pontoon” this month, will sit down with host Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Willie Geist to reveal this year’s nominees in select categories and give their predictions for the night’s big winners.  This is the second year in a row that CMT and NBC have partnered to announce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominations.  Voting will begin on CMT.com immediately following this announcement.

The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS mark the 11th anniversary of the awards show and will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 6 on CMT and CMT.com.