Carrie Underwood Tops CMT Music Awards With Two Wins
Seven Other Stars Win “Buckle” Trophies
Carrie Underwood topped Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards, taking home two of the belt buckle-shaped trophies, including one she shared with pal and duet partner Brad Paisley (pictured together on the right). Underwood’s wins were for the evening’s top prize, video of the year, for her “Good Girl” clip, and collaborative video for “Remind Me,” with Paisley.
In his acceptance speech, Paisley got a laugh by thanking Underwood for being “the eye candy of the video” and said without her, the clip would have been “just a dork walking through the desert.”
Joining Paisley in winning one buckle apiece were Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum (pictured below), Scotty McCreery and Thompson Square.
Bryan scored his first ever win in the male video of the year category for “I Don’t Want This Night To End.” Lady Antebellum’s group video of the year trophy for “We Owned the Night” was their third consecutive win in the category. Lambert (pictured below) also scored her third consecutive buckle in the female video category, this time for “Over You.”
Aldean scored his first ever CMT award in the performance of the year category for “Tattoos On This Town,” a clip taken from his live performance on the 2011 “CMT Artists Of The Year” special. McCreery (right) won the breakthrough video award for “The Trouble With Girls.” Thompson Square, which had two nominations in the duo of the year category, won it for “I Got You,” taking home their first CMT award.
Said the duo’s Shawna Thompson, “It wasn’t long ago that [husband] Keifer and I were selling boots and buckles right down the street at a Western store, so it’s nice to be getting one.”
Here’s the complete rundown of winners:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Luke Bryan – “I Don’t Want This Night to End”
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Lady Antebellum – “We Owned The Night”
DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Thompson Square – “I Got You”
USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Scott McCreery – “The Trouble With Girls”
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
• Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood – “Remind Me”
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT
• Jason Aldean – “Tattoos On This Town” from 2011 “CMT Artists of The Year”
carrie underwood just looked so nasty with the purple getup she wore to accept the award with brad paisley...she is so much more than dressing like that....just sayin'
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