Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize,
Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize, video of the year for his "Better Life" clip.
Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel" netted her the female video and breakthrough video of the year prizes. Kenny Chesney's "Who You'd Be Today" won in the male video category.
Another triple nominee, Brad Paisley, won the most inspiring video of the year award for "When I Get Where I'm Going." The award was shared with Paisley's duet partner on the song, Dolly Parton, although she only appears briefly in the video. Neither Paisley nor Parton was present at the awards show, held at the Curb Events Center at Nashville's Belmont University.
Bon Jovi won its first-ever CMT award for "Who Says You Can't Go Home," the group's joint effort with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. Nettles was on hand to accept the collaborative video prize; Bon Jovi is on tour in Japan.
The touching "Skin (Sarabeth)," about a teenage girl battling cancer, netted Rascal Flatts the group/duo video of the year prize. Billy Currington won the hottest video prize for his steamy "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" clip.
Faith Hill, who was among the top nominees and one of the evening's standout performers, did not win any of the three awards for which she was nominated However, director Sophie Muller won the director of the year trophy for "Like We Never Loved At All," Hill's hit duet with husband Tim McGraw. Hill accepted for Muller, saying the director was in London editing a video for a future Hill single, "Stealing Kisses."
Other triple nominees Brooks & Dunn and Trace Adkins also went home empty-handed, although both acts performed on the show. The evening's performers also included Chesney, Urban, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Underwood, Gretchen Wilson and Sugarland.
As previously reported, Hank Williams Jr. was the recipient of CMT's Johnny Cash Visionary Award, which recognizes an artist's "extraordinary musical vision, innovative and groundbreaking music videos and pioneering initiatives in entertainment," according to CMT
The show, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, was telecast live on CMT and will have multiple repeats. CMT viewers selected the winners.