On Wednesday night, at Nashville, Former “American Idol” champ, Carrie Underwood won two CMT Music Awards for video of the year for ‘Cowboy Casanova’ and CMT Performance of the Year for ‘Temporary Home’ two months after making history by winning 2nd Academy of Country Music Awards entertainer of the year. “Wow! Amazing fans. Awesome, awesome, amazing, awesome, awesome,” said Underwood, accepting the award.
“They were there before I had anything, an album, a record deal, a tour or anything like that,” Underwood said after the show. “They built me from the ground up.” The winners of the CMT Awards were selected through fan voting, were another salute to some of country music’s top young stars. Kid Rock, a rapping rocker, hosted the CMT Awards with a country streak. Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and a host of other country stars were attended this awards ceremony.
Lady Antebellum continued its roasting run by winning group video of the year for the trio’s crossover hit “Need You Now” and Miranda Lambert was the upset winner for female video of the year for “White Liar.” She beat out Underwood (”Cowboy Casanova”), Taylor Swift (”You Belong With Me”), and Reba McEntire (”Consider Me Gone”). Video of Lambert’s “White Liar” shows that the red-hot singer ditching her dishonest husband-to-be at alter for his cheating ways. It was the first time she put on a wedding dress. The second time will come when she weds fiancé Blake Shelton. She told the crowd, “Let’s just hope that my next wedding doesn’t end up like that video”.
Keith Urban received an award for male video of the year for “‘Til Summer Comes Around.” After sending a shoutout to his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, who attended the awards, he turned serious and talked of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Urban said, “I want to send my deepest love to all the families around the gulf, who are going for an insane time right now“. A few minutes later Urban lit up the stage with a roasting guitar duel with John Mayer as the two played “Hit the Ground Runnin.” The show’s host, Kid Rock said, “John Mayer and Keith Urban making love on guitars”.
Underwood took home the prize for CMT performance of the year for “Temporary Home” from her CMT special, “Invitation Only: Carrie Underwood”; Brooks & Dun won couple video of the year for “Indian Summer”. Kix Brooks said the win took him and partner Ronnie Dunn by surprise. “We were not expecting this so much that Mr. Dunn has gone to the restroom — in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I told you should be here,” he said to the camera, aiming his comment at Dunn. “I am not bringing this to you. You’re going to have to come and get it. This is the kind of thing that will make them think we’re going to break up the duo.”
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year won by Charles Kelley for a song “Do I,” and Haywood of Lady A, Shelton and Trace Adkins won collaborative video of the year for “Hillbilly Bone” and Shaun Silva won director of the year for Kenny Chesney’s “Out Last Night” and Rascal Flatts’ “Summer Nights.” Most of fans were standing outside of Bridgestone Arena to watch most of country music’s biggest stars walk the red carpet. It was an eclectic mix with NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, who sang “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews and her “Dancing With the Stars” partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and the cast of “Jersey Shore” -including Nicole “Snooki” Polzzi, who Kid Rock called “Snookums” – joining a lineup of artists that included most of the nominees.
Some of the stars were interacting with their fans by signing autographs, posing for pictures, etc. Lambert wore a shiny sequined dress she compared to a “walking disco ball,” drew some of the night’s loudest cheers when she showed up with her fiance, Shelton. Shelton said, “There’s no energy like this at any other awards show”.
Full Winners List of 2010 CMT Music Awards is given below:
- Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Casanova”
- Male Video of the Year: Keith Urban – “Til Summer Comes Around”
- Female Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
- Group Video of the Year: Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
- Duo Video of the Year: Brooks & Dunn – “Indian Summer”
- USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year: Luke Bryan – “Do I”
- Collaborative Video of the Year: Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone”
- CMT Performance of the Year: Carrie Underwood – “Temporary Home”
- Video Director of the Year: Shaun Silva