Carrie Underwood Takes Top Honors At CMT Music Awards
Carrie Underwood isn't leaving the CMT Music Awards with the most trophies. But she's walking away with the night's biggest prize -- Video of the Year -- for the clip to her hit "See You Again." And she gave the credit to the fans.
Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line collected the most awards at the event, each earning two buckles including a shared nod for Collaborative Video of the Year. Top nominee Miranda Lambert is among the winners as well, along with Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, and Cassadee Pope. And Alan Jackson is the first-ever CMT Impact Award recipient. His honor included a musical salute from Lee Ann Womack and Kacey Musgraves.
The star-packed event also featured many other performances and collaborations. Bryan and Florida Georgia Line helped open the ceremony, literally leaping onto the stage with Jason Derulo to join ZZ Top for a three-song pile-up of "La Grange," "This Is How We Roll," and "Talk Dirty." Little
The 2014 CMT Music Awards Winners List
Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood - "See You Again"
Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton - "Doin' What She Likes"
Female Video of the Year
Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
Group Video of the Year
The Band Perry, "Done"
Duo of the Year
Breakthrough Video of the Year
Cassadee Pope - "Wasting All These Tears"
Collaborative Video of the Year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan - "This Is How We Roll"
CMT Performance of the Year
Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie - "Oh No/All Night Long" (from 2013 CMT Artists of the Year)
CMT Impact Award
Alan Jackson Receives Inaugural CMT Impact Award
Alan Jackson is getting recognition for his successful and influential career. The country legend is the inaugural winner of the new CMT Impact Award. In accepting the CMT Music Awards honor
Carrie Underwood introduced segment, making note of
Big & Rich Kicking Off CMA Fest Thursday
Big & Rich are set to officially launch the 2014 CMA Music Festival. The country duo will get things under way with the traditional kick off concert at the Riverfront Stage Thursday morning. The four-day event brings thousands of country music fans to Nashville for a long weekend of fun and music, including concerts, meet-and-greets, fan club parties, charity events, demonstrations, and other activities. On Thursday, LeAnn Rimes will take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Fan Fair X. Chris Young and Joe Nichols will be hosting their annual fan club gatherings, while Billy Ray Cyrus will present a special preview of his new film, "Like A Country Song."
The 2014 CMA Music Festival takes over downtown
Dierks Bentley Amazed At Growth Of CMA Fest
Dierks Bentley says he can't believe how much the CMA Music Festival has grown over the years. The country star explains that he was involved with the event well before he was one of the performers.
This year Bentley is among the main stage performers at the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. He's part of the opening night lineup along with Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw,
Casey James Amazed By Fans' Generosity
Casey James says he organized his fan club party to be a benefit for the Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. But the country singer explains that he got more than he anticipated from his followers.
In addition to giving Casey the two-thousand dollars for the hospital, the singer and his fans spent time Wednesday playing a variety of games including Frisbee golf, corn hole and kick ball. Casey also previewed his new music. He says it was exciting to have other people finally hearing the songs he's been working on for more than a year.
Lee Ann Womack To Perform At Maya Angelou's Funeral
Lee Ann Womack says she couldn't imagine not singing the late Maya Angelou's favorite country song at her funeral. RollingStone.com says Womack has been asked to perform "I Hope You Dance" at the service, taking place Saturday at
Randy Travis Attends Dolly Parton Concert In
Dolly Parton says it was "so great" to see Randy Travis at her show over the weekend. "People" magazine says Dolly knew Randy was in the audience for her concert Saturday in
Travis has made few public appearances since suffering a stroke last July. The singer's reps haven't offered any official updates on his recovery progress since he left a physical therapy center last fall.
Miranda Lambert Thrilled With Guests On Her New Album
Miranda Lambert says she's not just a country musician but a country music fan. The singer explains that's why it's so special to her to have a few guests contribute to her latest release.
Lambert has been performing "Somethin' Bad," her duet with Carrie Underwood, at recent awards shows. The track "Smokin' and Drinkin'" features Little Big Town, while The Time Jumpers join Miranda on the
Trace Adkins Launching Summer Tour
Trace Adkins is back on the road. The country star is formally returning his attention to his work with the launch of his summer tour, which begins in
Trace Adkins' 2014 Summer Tour Dates
6/06 - Mt.Pocono, PA - Sherman Theater Summer Stage at Mt. Airy Casino Resort
7/13 - Sault
8/08 - Ft Wayne, IN -
Carrie Underwood Shares Advice To Lucy Hale
Carrie Underwood is sharing a few words of wisdom with country newcomer Lucy Hale. The "Pretty Little Liars" star is seeing her music career get under way with the release of her debut album. And Carrie is pleased to see the actress make the leap, telling MTV "country music is definitely in need of more strong females." She also expresses her hope that Lucy will help fill that void, saying her advice to Lucy is to "just be strong." Hale's debut album, "Road Between," arrived in stores this week. The album features the single "You Sound Good To Me."
Country Birthdays Include
The Statler Brothers' Don Reid is 69.
Carrie Underwood's husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, is 34.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1989, Mary Chapin Carpenter's "State Of
Today in 1992, Wynonna's debut album was certified Gold and Platinum simultaneously.
Today in 1993, the legendary Conway Twitty passed away. He was 59.
Today in 1993, Toby Keith's first single, "Should've Been A Cowboy," hit number one on the charts.
Today in 1995, the 29th annual Music City News Country Awards were held with Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire walking away the night's top winners.
Today in 2000, Garth Brooks' "Double Live" album was certified for sales of 13-million. This tied the CD with Bruce Springsteen's "Live 1975-1985" as the biggest-selling live albums in history. In addition,
Today in 2001, Trisha Yearwood's album "Inside Out" arrived in stores.
Today in 2003, Fan Fair officially began in
Today in 2003, Dwight Yoakam received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Today in 2003, Blake Shelton premiered his video "Heavy Liftin'" on CMT's "Most Wanted Live."
Today in 2004, Toby Keith performed with classic rocker Ted Nugent for
Today in 2004, Sara Evans, Ricky Van Shelton, and Kenny Rogers were among the artists who took part in "Wavestock," a fundraising event to help the town of
Today in 2004, Tracy Lawrence hosted his annual Homecoming Concert in Foreman,
Today in 2006, Lonestar hosted its second annual "Lonestar & Friends Strike out for the Kids" bowling party to help launch the CMA Music Festival. Carrie Underwood, Trick Pony's Ira Dean and Keith Burns, Jimmy Wayne, Buddy Jewell, and "Nashville Star" winner Chris Young also participated in the event, which .drew more than 450 fans and raised 16-thousand dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Today in 2006, Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy were among the performers on the American Latino Music Awards, or ALMAs.
Today in 2006, Steve Azar released the single "You Don't Know A Thing."
Today in 2007, Chely Wright's annual
Today in 2007, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Rodney Atkins, and Craig Morgan performed on the Grand Ole Opry, officially kicking off the famed institution's participation in the CMA Music Festival.
Today in 2007, Clay Walker joined reps from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter for a press conference in
Today in 2007, Jason Aldean's "Relentless" debuted at number one on the "Billboard" Top Country Albums chart.
Today in 2007, Jimmy Webb, who wrote the Glen Campbell hits "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," and "
Today in 2007, Big & Rich's album "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace" and book "Big & Rich: All Access" hit stores. Other new releases included Cowboy Troy's "Black in the Saddle," Marty Stuart's CD "Compadres: An Anthology of Duets" and his photography book "Country Music - The Masters," Porter Wagoner's "Wagonmaster," and the compilation disc "Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash." In addition, Wynonna Judd's autobiography, "Coming Home to Myself," was released in paperback.
Today in 2008, James Otto celebrated the chart-topping success of his first number one hit, "Just Got Started Loving You," with a party in
Today in 2008, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Jewel, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hanson played on the first night of the CMA Music Festival's Nightly Concerts at
Today in 2011, LeAnn Rimes played a special acoustic concert in
Today in 2012, Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler, Big & Rich, and Jeff Foxworthy were in
Today in 2012, new country releases included Alan Jackson's "Thirty Miles West."
Today in 2013, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Florida Georgia Line were the big winners at the 2013 CMT Music Awards.
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