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Carrie Underwood Tops CMT Music Award Nominations

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More country music awards are on the way.

The nominations for the 2012 CMT Music Awards were unveiled on Today this morning by Hoda Kotb, guest co-host Willie Geist with guests Little Big Town.

Women are the front-runners this year with Carrie Underwood leading the pack with five nominations. Miranda Lambert follows close behind with four nominations -- two for her solo work and two as a member of country trio Pistol Annies, who are up for group video of the year and USA Weekend breakthrough video of the year.

Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Thompson Square each snagged three nominations. The Civil Wars also received three nominations, including two for their collaboration with Taylor Swift on the hit song Safe & Sound from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

The 2012 CMT Music Awards mark the 11th anniversary of the show and will air live from Nashville on June 6 on CMT and

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