This year's CMT (Country Music Television) Music Awards nominees have just been announced, and the annual ceremony will take place April 16 in Nashville, to will be cablecast on CMT. This event is not to be confused with awards granted by the LA-based Academy of Country Music (ACM), which also gives its awards in the spring, and the Nashville-based Country Music Association (CMA), which grants its awards in the fall. The CMT Awards are unique in that they focus mainly on the videos. (Otherwise, what would be the point?) Out of eight categories, those damn Dixie Chicks and their video of "Not Ready to Make Nice" are nominated for two; Group Video of the Year, and Video of the Year.
If they win, video will have definitely killed the radio star, at least in Nashville. With any luck, Natalie will say something stupid and get booed off the stage. Better still, Toby Keith will edge them out for Video of the Year with "A Little Too Late," and spin it into a parting shot for those little twerps.
God bless America. HOO-rah.