Poll: Can Taylor Swift topple Carrie Underwood at CMT Music Awards?
Over the last four years, each has seized the crown twice. Underwood won last year for "Cowboy Casanova" and in 2007 for "Before He Cheats." Swift won in 2009 for "Love Story" and in 2008 for "Our Song." With Underwood currently wearing the video-of-the-year crown, it's up to Swift to take it away.
But it may be time for a new queen to rule, and, if so, it will likely be Miranda Lambert, whose "The House That Built Me" won the awards for best song of the year from the Country Music Assn. and the Academy of Country Music.
Lady Antebellum ("Hello World") just swept the Grammys, so maybe they have a shot at an upset, but that would be a huge feat. Other contenders: Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"; Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"; Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"; Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"; The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"; and Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather."
-- Tom O'Neil
Photos: Carrie Underwood, left, and Taylor Swift. Credit: CMT Awards