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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde.
Underwood earned five nominations, Lambert has four as a solo artist and as part of her trio Pistol Annies, and Swift led a contingent of stars earning three apiece for the 11th annual video awards show. Nominations were announced Monday morning on the "Today" show.
Underwood's "Good Girl," Lambert's "Over You" and Swift's collaboration with The Civil Wars on "The Hunger Games" soundtrack entry "Safe & Sound" are among 10 nominees for video of the year.
Other artists with three nominations include Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and The Civil Wars.
Fan voting begins Monday on the network's website and runs through June 4. The show will air live June 6 from Nashville.