Singer Carrie Underwood accepts the award for Video of the Year at the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty Images)more pics »Carrie Underwood won two of the 10 CMT Awards given out Wednesday night. She thanked her team and her fans as she took home her giant CMT buckle statues: one for Video of the Year for "Cowboy Casanova," and another for CMT Performance of the Year for her performance of "Temporary Home."
Taylor Swift and her uncharacteristically straight hair were shut out of the CMT Awards this year. (Getty)
The awards were a shut-out for fellow female country superstar Taylor Swift who dominated the awards last year. She was nominated for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year while her "You Belong with Me" video director, Roman White, was nominated for Director of the Year.
Kid Rock hosted the high-energy awards show. It's one of three popular country music awards shows, and it's not to be confused with either the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) or the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs). Check out the full list of winners below along with some of the key videos nominated for awards this year.
- Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood - "Cowboy Casanova"
- Duo Video of the Year: Brooks & Dunn - "Indian Summer"
- Group Video of the Year: Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"
- Male Video of the Year: Keith Urban - "'Til Summer Comes Around"
- Female Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert - "White Liar"
- Collaborative Video of the Year: Blake Shelton feat. Trace Adkins - "Hillbilly Bone"
- CMT Performance of the Year: Carrie Underwood - "Temporary Home" from CMT: Invitation Only
- Breakthrough Video of the Year: Luke Bryan - "Do I"
- Video Director of the Year: Shaun Silva
- Nationwide is On Your Side Award: Chris Young
If the glitzy, sparkly dresses on the royal blue carpet were any indication, the stars were ready to get their party on at the CMT Country Music Awards. Shiny beaded and sequined numbers won out over more sedate looks by a nearly 2:1 ratio (exact science not included). Here's a rundown of the country music darlings (and their blue carpet cohorts) who went for the glitz and the glam. The Glittery... Read Full Story
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