Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes lead the line-up of performers for the 2013 CMT Music Awards to be held on June 5 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Also taking the stage at the fan-voted awards program to be hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell are Little Big Town and top nominee Miranda Lambert's Pistol Annies.
Swift, Bryan and Hayes are all likewise nominated for the Video of the Year award along with nine other artists. Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" music video, Bryan's "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" clip and Hayes' visuals for "Wanted" will be vying for online fan votes that will determine who among the twelve nominees will be shortlisted as finalists, who will then compete for on-air votes that will be cast during the live telecast to determine the big winner.
Bryan and Hayes are also up against each other and four other male country crooners for the Male Video of the Year award, nominated for the same videos that got them their Video of the Year nods. Meanwhile, Swift is also nominated for Female Video of the Year but for this category, she was singled out for her "Begin Again" music video.
Little Big Town also picked up a couple of nominations, one for Video of the Year for "Tornado" and the other for Group Video of the Year for "Pontoon". Also getting a nomination in the group category is the trio of the Pistol Annies for "Takin' Pills".