Nashville has a lot of things to brag about when it comes to music, but the CMT Music Awards are on top of that list. This year’s event had an impressive guest list and Carrie Underwood swiped all the top awards. Here are the highlights of the CMT Music Awards 2012.
This year’s CMT Music Awards were quite the event of the summer. Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena hosted quite an impressive guest list that even starred President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate for a few moments. They were asked to choose the host of the event, but the decision was to have both Toby Keith and Kristin Bell on the show.
Carrie Underwood was by far the attraction of the evening. She got the video of the year award for “Good Girl”, her third such honour from CMT and scored another one for the collaborative video of the year category with “Remind Me”. Underwood thanked her fans: “I just want to thank you guys for watching the videos, voting for them, supporting all of us because we all need you, we all love you”.
She might have taken home the top prizes, but Carrie Underwood wasn’t the only winner at the CMT Music Awards 2012. Jason Aldean went home with a CMT Performance of the Year award for his “Tattoos On This Town” and Scotty McCreery received the USA WEEKEND Breakthrough Video award with “The Trouble With Girls”.
Luke Bryan scored the Male Video of the Year award with “I Don’t Want This Night to End”. He was so happy with his performance he gave his fans a pair of boxers.
But the night wasn’t all about the awards. One of the event’s highlights was a performance by Toby Keith, Zac Brown, Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson and Darius Rucker. They rocked quite an unusual piece, called “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die”.
Brad Paisley and Hank Williams Jr. performed together in front of some 30,000 people. The song, “I’m Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams”, was a preview of album “Old School, New Rules” set to be released next month.