The CMT Awards 2010 winners were fairly diverse. Only one of the CMT Awards 2010 winners got more than one trophy, but no one was surprised by who it was. Carrie Underwood once again established her place on top of the country music food chain, two months after being the big CMA Awards 2010 winner. For the CMTs, there were only nine categories on the live show, which is relatively small by award show standards. Bu,t unlike the other CMT Awards 2010 winners, Underwood was able to win more than one of those categories.
Underwood triumphed on the strength of her video “Cowboy Casanova,” which was named the Video of the Year. Beforehand, she was honored for giving the Performance of the Year, for her rendition of “Temporary Home” at her Invitation-only special.
After leading the CMA Awards 2010 winners, the CMT victories continue to place Underwood at the head of country music. Taylor Swift held that honor for much of last year, but she was actually shut out last night, after getting three nominations. On the awards circuit, at least, this has been Underwood’s year, and not so much Swift’s.
The other CMT Awards winners had to split the remaining seven trophies. Since Underwood already had the Video of the Year, it left the Female Video of the Year to be claimed by Miranda Lambert, for “White Liar.” The male prize went to Keith Urban for “‘Til Summer Comes Around.”
Lady Antebellum added to its increasingly large collection of trophies as well. They were among the CMT Awards 2010 winners due to “Need You Now,” which won the Group Video of the Year. Brooks & Dunn continued their farewell tour by picking up another trophy for “Indian Summer,” as it won Duo Video of the Year.
To round out the CMT 2010 winners, Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins’ “Hillbilly Bone” got the Collaborative Video of the Year, and the Breakthrough Video prize went to Luke Bryan’s “Do I.” and Shaun Silva was named Director of the Year.
Although the music videos were what was being honored, the CMT Awards 2010 winners were like any other show. The circuit’s biggest stars performed, while Kid Rock held hosting duties, and Hank Williams Jr. even came by for the opening number. But, like other recent country music award shows, it was Underwood who added the most glamour at the winner’s podium.
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