“Love Wins.” At least it did for Carrie Underwood at Wednesday night’s CMT Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. She was the night’s only multiple award winner as her clip for that song took home Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year.
The other big winners of the night:
Collaborative Video of the Year – Keith Urban featuring Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
Duo Video of the Year – Dan and Shay – “Speechless”
Breakthrough Video of the Year – Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”
Group Video of the Year – Zac Brown Band – “Someone I Used to Know”
Performance of the Year – Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – “Beautiful Crazy”
Male Video of the Year – Kane Brown – “Lose It”
Little Big Town hosted the show and had a hard time reeling the guys of Midland in at one point both Kimberly and Karen told the guys “Say Your Line.”
Playing beer pong on expert mode.
— GIPHY Pop (@GiphyPop) June 6, 2019
The most talked about moment of the show was Zac Brown winning for Group Video of the Year and their acceptance speech following it.
Zac Brown thanked CMT, their fans and Shawn Mendes, but he also said, “For you young artists, have courage to stand up against the machine, be yourself, work hard, and one day you can stand up here and tell all the haters to [bleep] off.”
— CMT (@CMT) June 6, 2019
As for performances there were a TON!
Including Kane Brown with his summer anthem “Short Skirt Weather.”
Kelsea Ballerini performed “Miss Me More”, and owned it.
Before their jaw dropping speech Zac Brown Band sang “Someone I Used To Know
Keith Urban debuted his new song “We Were”
Luke Bryan had fun with “Knockin Boots”
Hosts Little Big Town sang “Daughters”
Dan & Shay performed their new hit “All To Myself”
Carrie gave a fun performance of “Southbound”
Luke Combs “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (Check out Kane Brown singing along in the audience)
Speaking of beer…Toby Keith and Cole Swindell teamed up on “Beer For My Horses.”
And there were more collaborations.
Maren Morris and Sheryl Crow
Brett Young and Boyz II Men revived their CMT Crossroads Collaboration
— Brett Young (@BrettYoungMusic) June 6, 2019