The CMT Awards 2020

The CMT Music Awards took place in Nashville, Tennessee last night. The event – hosted by the CMT network – is a fan-voted awards show for country music videos and television performances.

Although there was no live audience, and the red carpet wasn’t flooded with paparazzi and celebrities, the CMT Music Awards still hosted a spectacular show.

The Highlights


Carrie Underwood is unstoppable. Just a few months ago Carrie won multiple awards, performed a killer medley, and made history at the ACMAs, and as if all that wasn’t enough, she broke another record last night for winning the most CMT Music Awards, ever! The current queen of country took home two awards last night, bringing her overall CMT Music Award collection to 22. She must have one HUGE mantlepiece!

A Swift Return

Taylor Swift returned to the CMT stage (via webcam) to present the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Taylor won this award 13 years ago, at the age of 17 (!!!) for her debut single, Tim McGraw, and now she has come around full circle. The star presented the award to 20-year-old newcomer Gabby Barrett for her song, I Hope.

Phenominal Performances

There was an array of show-stopping performances last night including one by Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey, who performed their song The Other Girl with a nod to the classic film, Coyote Ugly.

Nominees and Winners

Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone” – WINNER
Keith Urban – “Polaroid”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Homecoming Queen?”
Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”

Female Video of the Year
Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone” – WINNER
Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Homecoming Queen?”
Maren Morris – “The Bones”
Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”

Male Video of the Year
Jason Aldean – “Got What I Got”
Luke Bryan – “One Margarita” – WINNER
Luke Combs – “Even Though I’m Leaving”
Morgan Wallen – “Chasin’ You (Dream Video)”
Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

Group Video of the Year
Lady A – “Champagne Night”
Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
Midland – “Cheatin’ Songs (Live From the Palomino)”
Old Dominion – “One Man Band” – WINNER
The Chicks – “Gaslighter”
The Highwomen – “Crowded Table”

Duo Video of the Year
Brothers Osborne – “All Night (Studio Performance)”
Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go to Bed” – WINNER
Florida Georgia Line – “Blessings”
LoCash – “One Big Country Song”
Maddie & Tae – “Die From A Broken Heart”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
Caylee Hammack – “Family Tree”
Gabby Barrett – “I Hope” – WINNER
Ingrid Andress – “More Hearts Than Mine”
Riley Green – “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”
Travis Denning – “After a Few”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You” – WINNER

Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”
Kane Brown featuring Nelly – “Cool Again”
Marshmello and Kane Brown – “One Thing Right”
Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi – “Beer Can’t Fix”

CMT Performance of the Year
From CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
From CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs – “Brand New Man”
From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young – “Drowning” – WINNER
From CMT Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini – “Graveyard”
From CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt – “Fancy”
From CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton – “Tell Me When It’s Over”

And that’s what you missed at the CMT Music Awards 2020!

With Love, Abi X

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