The first round of performers has been announced for the 2013 CMT Music Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell and Jason Aldean. Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan will join Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert‘s Pistol Annies on the Bridgestone Arena stage in Nashville.
Swift is nominated in two categories this year: Video of the Year for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and Female Video of the Year for “Begin Again.” Hayes is nominated for Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year, both for “Wanted.”
Bryan will compete against Hayes in the same categories for his video, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” and is nominated for two more categories: Collaborative Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year.
Little Big Town is also nominated for Video of the Year (“Tornado”), as well as Group Video of the Year (“Pontoon”). They’ll compete against Pistol Annies for Group Video (“Takin’ Pills”). No word on whether Lambert will perform solo in addition to fulfilling her “Annie Up” duties, but she is nominated in three categories of her own.