Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum to play CMT Music Awards

Singer Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas.
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Carrie Underwood performs at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas.

(CBS News) Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band are the first performers announced to play the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

Read more: CMT Awards 2012: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert lead nominations

Underwood is this year's leading nominee with five nods, followed by Miranda Lambert with four.

Several artists earned three nominations: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and The Civil Wars.

Fans can vote now through June 4 to determine the winners online at

The 11th annual awards show will air live June 6 from Nashville on CMT.