CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood extends win streak, Blake Shelton takes top prize


Carrie Underwood continued to make historical past as essentially the most embellished act on the CMT Music Awards with 18 wins, whereas Blake Shelton walked away with the evening’s top prize.

Shelton, the one particular person to win two awards Wednesday, gained video of the yr for I will Title the Canine on the Bridgestone Enviornment in Nashville.

“I have been doing this for 18 years. I’ve been making data and by chance sufficient you guys have accepted them,” mentioned Shelton, who additionally gained male video of the yr. “It has been a loopy experience.”

Blake Shelton picked up two honours, together with the evening’s top prize: finest video. (Mike Coppola/Getty Pictures)

Underwood gained feminine video of the yr for the Ludacris-assisted tune, The Champion, additionally giving the rapper-actor his first CMT Award.

“Thanks God for you guys — the followers,” Underwood mentioned. “Thanks Ludacris for desirous to encourage.”

Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson in attendance

Ludacris did not attend the present, however others from outdoors of nation music had been in the home, from Kelly Clarkson to Backstreet Boys, who each carried out on the present.

Kelly Clarkson performs American Lady on the CMT Music Awards, which additionally noticed different pop acts take the stage. (Mark Humphrey/Related Press)

The boy band additionally picked up an award, profitable CMT efficiency of the yr for the Florida Georgia Line-featured model of their basic hit, Everyone, from the CMT Crossroads TV particular.

“Severely, so who would have thought?” BSB’s Brian Littrell mentioned of profitable an award for his or her 20-year-old tune.

“We’re all the things due to y’all,” FGL’s Brian Kelley mentioned to the followers.

One other duet — Kane Brown and Lauran Alaina’s What Ifs — gained the previous classmates collaborative video of the yr.

“That is my first award I’ve ever gained. It is an incredible feeling,” Brown mentioned.

Little Large City members Jimi Westbrook, from left, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Candy hosted the present and accepted the award for group video of the yr. (Mark Humphrey/Related Press)

Little Large City — who hosted the present for the primary time — gained group video of the yr and carried out their funky single, Summer time Fever, which featured vibrant lights and disco balls onstage.

Large performances

Underwood, per regular, was a vocal powerhouse as she sang Cry Fairly, incomes of the evening’s loudest applause.

Some performers sang outside, together with Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt, who sang Downtown’s Lifeless in downtown Nashville, strolling the streets and going into bars in the course of the efficiency.

The evening noticed a couple of onstage team-ups, together with Charles Kelley, from left, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Luke Bryan performing Straight To Hell. (Mark Humphrey/Related Press)

Dan + Shay, who additionally carried out, picked up duo video of the yr.

Carly Pearce gained breakthrough video of the yr and cried as she walked to the stage to gather her trophy.

“Y’all, I sat within the stands with my mother … questioning if I would get right here,” she mentioned. “Oh my goodness, I am freaking out.”

She gained the award for her hit tune, Each Little Factor, telling the viewers earlier than she walked away: “To the man that broke my coronary heart, ‘Thanks!”‘

Carly Pearce, who gained breakthrough video of the yr for Each Little Factor, recalled sitting within the stands together with her mother at previous editions. (Jason Kempin/Getty Pictures)

The CMT Music Awards, which kicked off with a spoof of the Royal Wedding ceremony, honours the yr’s finest nation music movies.



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