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Carrie Underwood was among the big winners at this year’s CMT Music Awards.
The 39-year-old singer picked up her 24th and 25th CMT awards of her career as she and Jason Aldean won Video of the Year for the song ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ at the ceremony at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Monday night, and the pair also picked up the gong for Collaboration Video of the Year for the same video.
Carrie – who has now won Video of the Year 10 times – paid tribute to the couple’s supporters as she accepted the accolade, saying: “Thank you so much. Thank you fans.
“I mean it belongs to you. We’ve already thanked everyone working on the video and thanked each other, this one is about the fans, so thank you fans, thank you CMTs.”
Jason said: “I just have to say that 17 years in the game is my first time winning Video of the Year, so that’s pretty amazing to me.
“And it’s the fact that I think Carrie and I came on the scene around the same time and the fact that you still care enough about us, these many years of our careers, to vote for us, and you care enough about what we do to I still love the music and listen to it, a vote for us means the world to me.”
Earlier in the evening, the couple thanked their fans after winning the award for collaborative video of the year.
Jason said, “Hey. Thank you. Thank you, thank you so much guys. This song has been so amazing this year. Like the way you guys, the fans have responded to it, how everyone has done it. All d First thanks to Carrie for agreeing to do this song.”
Carrie added, “Thank you so much to the fans. For all the support you guys have given this song and video. Everyone, he just thanked, thank you, thank you Jason. Thank you CMT. Wahoo!”
Kelsea Ballerini was forced to co-host the ceremony from home after testing positive for COVID, and her co-host, ‘Avengers’ actor Anthony Mackie, took to the stage in the early evening to present a ” back-up KB”, Kane Brown, who co-hosted the show.
In her first appearance via video link from home, Kelsea said: “It’s my normal Monday night, full glam, with lighting I installed myself and a remote truck outside.
“I would so much rather be here with you, but I’ll be spending the whole night.”
Other big winners of the night saw Miranda Lambert win Female Video of the Year for ‘If I Was a Cowboy’.
She said, “I’m so happy to be one of the women in country music today.”
Cody Johnson won Male Video of the Year for “Til You Can’t,” and he also won CMT’s Digital Debut of the Year for “Dear Rodeo” (from CMT Campfire Sessions).
Additionally, Maddie Tae won Group/Duo Video of the Year for the song “Woman You Got,” and Maddie Font congratulated her friend Tae Kerr, who recently endured a difficult pregnancy.
She said, “I missed you, I missed you so much, and I drank because I’m so nervous.”
Keith Urban, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, Little Big Town and Carrie were among the performers of the evening.