Carrie Underwood has taken house the highest prize at this 12 months’s CMT Music Awards.
She gained the award for video of the 12 months – and feminine video of the 12 months – for the only Drinking Alone.
In her video acceptance speech, she thanked followers for voting for her in a 12 months marked by tour cancellations because of the pandemic.
“This one is all about you guys especially,” she mentioned, “because we again haven’t been together, but I feel so loved tonight.”
Pop star Gwen Stefani gained her first CMT award for collaborative video of the 12 months for her duet with companion Blake Shelton, Nobody But You.
The couple expressed their love for each other of their recorded speech.
“What is happening in my life?” she mentioned.
“This is a crazy pairing in lots of different ways, but it’s working,” Shelton mentioned as they clinked glasses.
Taylor Swift got here full circle, presenting the breakthrough award 13 years after successful the prize.
The delighted 17-year-old Gabby Barrett mentioned: “I can’t even believe that this is real. This is definitely the highlight of my senior year.”
Her track, I Hope, has been a primary hit throughout each nation and pop charts this 12 months.
Country singers Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde joined Modern Family actor Sarah Hyland as co-hosts throughout Wednesday evening’s present, which was primarily shot in varied out of doors areas round Nashville, Tennessee.
From inside a Charlie Chaplin museum in Switzerland, nation celebrity Shania Twain carried out her 1995 basic Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under.
In a leopard print prime and sequined pants, she danced and sang alongside mannequins dressed to appear like the silent movie comic and actor.
Country’s latest star Luke Combs shotgunned a beer with legends Brooks and Dunn to open the occasion.
Luke Bryan gained male video of the 12 months for One Margarita, whereas nation duo Dan + Shay took house the award for duo video of the 12 months for his or her track I Should Probably Go To Bed.
Shay Mooney gave a shout out to his toddler son, Asher.
“He’s watching right now. So you do need to go to bed for sure right now,” he joked.
The fan-voted awards present had a brand new class, quarantine video of the 12 months, which highlighted nation artists who received artistic with music movies and songs in the course of the pandemic.
Singer Granger Smith gained for his music video known as Don’t Cough On Me!
Other winners embrace Old Dominion for group video of the 12 months and Chris Young for efficiency of the 12 months.