Chesney's 'Young' Wins Big At CMT Flameworthy
Kenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male video of the year at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, held last night (June 12) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. TobKenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male video of the year at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, held last night (June 12) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me" -- in which he portrays a pimp and a police officer, among other roles -- was named Laugh Out Loud video of the year. Its director, Michael Salomon, won in the directing category.
The awards show, hosted by actress Kathy Najimy, was televised live on CMT. Performers included Chesney, Keith, Travis Tritt, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, and Brooks & Dunn, who were joined by ZZ Top for the latter's "Tush." Both the nominees and winners were selected by fans, who cast votes at cmt.com.
As previously reported, the Dixie Chicks were awarded the video visionary award, which honors outstanding accomplishments in creating music videos.
Here is a complete list of winners:
Video of the year: Kenny Chesney, "Young"
Male video of the year: Kenny Chesney, "Young"
Female video of the year: Martina McBride, "Blessed"
Duo/group video of the year: Brooks & Dunn, "Only in America"
Breakthrough video (honors a video from an artist's debut album): Chris Cagle, "I Breathe in, I Breathe Out"
Video collaboration: Willie Nelson featuring Lee Ann Womack, "Mendocino County Line"
Concept video (honors a clip which broadens the scope of the song's story): Brad Paisley, "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"
Hottest video: Tim McGraw, "The Cowboy in Me"
Laugh Out Loud video: Toby Keith, "I Wanna Talk About Me"
Video director: Michael Salomon, "I Wanna Talk About Me"
Fashion plate video (honors the best dressed/styled artist in a video): Chely Wright, "Jezebel"
Love Your Country video award (recognizes a patriotic-themed clip): Alan Jackson, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
Video visionary: Dixie Chicks