Carrie Underwood walked away with the CMT Music Awards’ biggest title of the night, winning Video of the Year for her hit, “Blown Away,” at tonight’s star-studded event in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena.
Miranda Lambert was a two-time winner, scoring Female Video of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, this time for “Mama’s Broken Heart” and a second win for CMT Performance of the Year for “Over You.” Blake Shelton took home a buckle for Male Video of the Year for “Sure Be Cool If You Did;” and newcomers Florida Georgia Line won two buckles for Duo of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year for their smash hit, “Cruise.”
Co-host Jason Aldean kicked off the evening with a performance of the classic hit “American Woman” with rocker Lenny Kravitz.
For the first time, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS included three back-to-back performances, all from different locations: Hunter Hayes performed his newest single, “I Want Crazy,” from an outdoor stage in the heart of downtown surrounded by fans who wore sunglasses with the word ‘CRAZY’ while Luke Bryan sang his hit, “Crash My Party,” from Nashville’s famous honky tonk, The Stage; and Taylor Swift ended the trifecta with her latest hit, “Red.”
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Blake Shelton – “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Lady Antebellum – “Downtown”
DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Florida Georgia Line – “Cruise”
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church – “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Miranda Lambert – “Over You” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR