Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on her shelf. The superstar picked up two more trophies for video of the year and female video of the year in a remotely shot awards show.
Underwood appeared on video to accept for Drinking Alone on Wednesday night and thanked fans for voting for her during an unpredictable year when touring ground to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This one is all about you guys especially because we again haven't been together but I feel so loved tonight," Underwood said during the fan-voted country music awards show.
Pop star Gwen Stefani won her first CMT Music Award for collaborative video of the year for her duet with Blake Shelton on Nobody But You. The couple shared a hug and drinks together in their recorded speech. "This is a crazy pairing in lots of different ways but it's working," Shelton said as they clinked glasses.
The country stars came out to celebrate even if audiences weren't there. Country's newest star Luke Combs shotgunned a beer with legends Brooks and Dunn to open the show.
Country singers Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde joined Modern Family actor Sarah Hyland as co-hosts during Wednesday night's show, which was shot in outdoor locations around Nashville, Tennessee.
Taylor Swift, who won breakthrough video of the year 13 years ago, presented the award to Gabby Barrett, for her song I Hope.
Old Dominion won group video of the year for One Man Band, while Chris Young won CMT performance of the year for his song Drowning.
Luke Bryan won male video of the year for One Margarita, while country duo Dan + Shay won for duo video of the year for their song I Should Probably Go To Bed.
The show had a new category, quarantine video of the year, that highlighted country artists who got creative with music videos and songs during the pandemic. Singer Granger Smith won for his music video Don't Cough On Me!
Australian Associated Press