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Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie Among This Year's Nominees for the CMT Music Awards

Image courtesy of Danny Clinch; Kristin Burns (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Danny Clinch; Kristin Burns (via ABC News Radio)

Neil Young , Stevie Nicks and Lionel Richie are among several artists from outside the world of country music who scored nominations for the 2014 CMT Music Awards .  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will compete against each other for the CMT Performance of the Year prize at the ceremony, which will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4, at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Young received a nod for a duet rendition of his song "Long May You Run" with his old buddy Willie Nelson , which was featured on an episode of CMT Crossroads titled Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records .  Nicks, meanwhile, was nominated for a performance from her own CMT Crossroads appearance, which featured her performing with Lady Antebellum .  They're nominated for their collaborative version of her Fleetwood Mac classic "Rhiannon."  As for pop/R&B legend Richie, who had a surprise hit with his 2012 country duets collection, Tuskegee , he garnered a nod for his medley performance of "Oh No"/"All Night Long" with Luke Bryan from the 2013 CMT Artists of the Year special.

Other nominees for CMT Performance of the Year include modern-rock band Fall Out Boy   and pop group OneRepublic , who are being recognized for their respective CMT Crossroads duets with Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry .

Miranda Lambert is the leading nominee for the 2014 CMT Music Awards with a total of six.  Voting for the CMT Music Awards is now open at CMT.com and will run through June 1 at midnight.  Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday May 10 at 11 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.

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