(Yahoo!) - The nominees for the 2013 CMT Music Awards were revealed on Monday morning, and Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, and Luke Bryan are the lucky leaders of the pack. Each artist scored four nods each.
All three will compete against each other in the Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year categories.
Lambert also scored recognition in the Female and Group Video of the Year categories. Meanwhile, Church and Bryan will go head-to-head in the Male and Collaborative Video of the Year areas.
Directly following the leading trio in terms of nominations are Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, and Florida Georgia Line, with three nominations each. This is the first time Florida Georgia Line has been nominated.
Last year's top nominee, Carrie Underwood, has two nod this year--as do Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and rock group Journey.
In addition to his nominations, Aldean is also slated to host the event along with actress Kirsten Bell.
The CMT Awards are wholly fan voted--in order to weigh in, go to CMT.com now through June 2 and choose your favorites. The six finalists for the top honor, Video of the Year, will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can then again vote during the telecast to determine the winner.
The 2013 CMT Awards will air live from Nashville June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show can also be streamed at CMT.com. For a complete list of nominees, go here.
Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is returning to Charleston, South Carolina for the third year in a row. The 2013 festival will feature performances by Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, The Head and the Heart and takes place October 19th and 20th at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island in Berkeley County.
Charleston City Paper readers voted The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Best Music Concert in 2011 and 2012, and 2013 is shaping up to be another fantastic event.
Also slated to perform: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dawes, and Kacey Musgraves. More artists to be revealed as the date draws near.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 11th at 10am ET. Get tickets at Blackbaud Stadium box office, by phone at 877-4-
For more info. and lineup updates, head to www.southerngroundfestival.com.
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Tim McGraw is back on the road. The country star is launching his "2013 Two Lanes Of Freedom Tour" with a show in Birmingham, Alabama tonight. The 43-date trek spans the summer, wrapping up in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 2nd.
McGraw is on the road in support of his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," which includes the hits "Truck Yeah," "One of Those Nights," and his current single, "Highway Don't Care." Shows will also feature opening sets from Brantley Gilbert and Love And Theft.
And during this tour Tim will once again be supporting America's military. The singer is continuing his partnership with Operation Homefront and Chase, which through the HomeFront program is giving military families mortgage-free homes. McGraw will take part in presenting veterans with a new home at more than 30 cities he'll visit over the course of the trek.
Tim McGraw Tour Dates
May 2 - Birmingham, Alabama, at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
May 3 - Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 4 - Raleigh, North Carolina, at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
May 10 - West Palm Beach, Florida, at the Cruzan Amphitheatre
May 11 - Tampa, Florida, at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
May 12 - Atlanta, Georgia, at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 17 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Susquehanna Bank Center
May 18 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the First Niagara Pavilion
May 19 - Detroit, Michigan, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre
May 23 - St. Louis, Missouri, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 24 - Chicago, Illinois, at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
May 25 - Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Riverbend Music Center
May 26 - Darien Lakes, New York, at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
May 30 - Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Klipsch Music Center
May 31 - Cleveland, Ohio, at the Blossom Music Center
June 1 - Washington, DC, at Jiffy Lube Live
June 7 - San Diego, California, at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 8 - San Bernardino, California, at the San Manuel Amphitheatre
June 9 - Mountain View, California, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 13 - Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents the Pavilion
June 14 - Salt Lake City, Utah. at the USANA Amphitheatre
June 15 - Denver, Colorado, at Fiddler's Green
June 20 - Beaumont, Texas, at the Ford Park Pavilion
June 22 - Dallas, Texas, at the Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 23 - Lampe, Missouri, at the Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
June 28 - Hartford, Connecticut, at the Comcast Theatre
June 29 - Boston, Massachusetts, at the Comcast Center
June 30 - Holmdel, New Jersey, at the PNC Bank Arts Center
July 5 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at Summerfest
July 6 - Peru, Illinois, at Concerts For A Cause: Illinois Valley Regional Airport
July 11 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the Calgary Stampede
July 12 - Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the Craven County Jamboree
July 15 - Eugene, Oregon, at the Matthew Knight Arena
July 16 - Stateline, Nevada, at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
July 17 - Paso Robles, California, at the California, Mid State Fair
July 19 - Minot, North Dakota, at the North Dakota State Fair
July 20 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds
July 25 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 - Bethel, New York, at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 27 - Virginia Beach, Virginia, at the Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 4 - Camrose, Alberta, Canada, at the Big Valley Jamboree
August 16 - Endicott, New York, at Dick's Sporting Goods Open
September 2 - St. Paul, Minnesota, at the Minnesota State Fair
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Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley has found a permanent way to commemorate the success of the duo's breakthrough hit, "Cruise." He's getting a tattoo.
Brian says he believes bandmate Tyler Hubbard plans to get inked as well. He adds that they might get matching tattoos, but they haven't settled on that idea just yet.
"Cruise" was Florida Georgia Line's debut single. The song topped the Billboard Country Song and Country Airplay charts last December.
Brian says he thinks it's an important accomplishment to honor. He explains that while he hopes Florida Georgia Line has more hits, there are no guarantees in the music business.
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(TMZ) - Country superstar Jason Aldean has filed for divorce, after cheating on his wife last fall, TMZ reports.
Aldean announced last week he had separated from his wife and high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery.
You'll recall, the singer was pictured kissing Season 11 "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr on the Sunset Strip in September.
Aldean and Ussery initially tried to patch things up - and they even walked a red carpet side-by-side back in November - but clearly, that didn't work out.
The separation was announced on April 26th. TMZ has learned Aldean filed divorce papers the same day in Tennessee.
Aldean and Ussery have been married since 2001 and have 2 kids together.
Toby Keith is among the stars kicking off this weekend's Stagecoach Festival. The country star is serving as the opening night headliner for the three-day event. He's capping off a 17-act first day lineup that also feaures Trace Adkins, Hank Williams, Jr., Joe Nichols, and Connie Smith.
Lady Antebellum will provide the finale for day two, while Zac Brown Band is the festival closer on Sunday. Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, and Darius Rucker are some of the other artists scheduled to perform. The festival will also feature sets from Thompson Square, Lonestar, Phil Vassar, Jana Kramer, Charley Pride, and many others.
The 2013 Stagecoach Festival is taking place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, but fans will be able to check out some of the performances from the comfort of their own living rooms. AXS TV has teamed up with StubHub to provide exclusive live coverage of the event. The six-hour daily broadcasts will include stage performances as well as backstage interviews and other behind-the-scenes action.
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