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NASHVILLE â€“ June 6, 2012 â€“Â Carrie Underwood added two more CMT MUSIC AWARD buckles to her collection this evening winning the coveted VIDEO OF THE YEAR award for â€œGood Girlâ€ and COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR withÂ Brad Paisley for â€œRemind Meâ€ at the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. Â Luke Bryan took home MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR (â€œI Donâ€™t Want This Night to Endâ€) , a first time win for him in this category.Â Multi-platinum groupÂ Lady Antebellumwon GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR (â€œWe Owned The Nightâ€) for the third straight year, andÂ Miranda Lambert scored her third consecutive trophy in the FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR category, this year for the touching song, â€œOver You.â€
Scott McCreery claimed the USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR (â€œThe Trouble with Girlsâ€);Jason Aldean took home his first CMT award for CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (â€œTattoos on This Townâ€) from his 2011 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR performance; andÂ Thompson Square walked away with their first-ever buckle for DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR (â€œI Got Youâ€).
The showâ€™s opening performance, a stellar mash-up withÂ Lady Antebellumâ€™s â€œWe Owned the Nightâ€ andÂ Hot Chelle Raeâ€™s mega-hit â€œTonight Tonight,â€ was followed by Â a surprising, star-filled opening segment that CMT fans have come to expect each year.Â Featuring political rivals, incumbentÂ President Barack Obama and Republican frontrunnerÂ Mitt Romney chiming in on a satirical campaign between hostsÂ Toby Keith andÂ Kristen Bell, the show open also featured NBCâ€™sÂ Hoda Kotb andÂ Kathie Lee Gifford,Â Matthew McConaughey,Â Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Kroft (â€œ60 Minutesâ€),Â Maria Menunos andÂ Mario Lopez (â€œExtra,â€) andÂ Robin Meade (â€œHLNâ€).Â After making their grand entrance in a life-sized red solo cup, a nod to the Toby Keith hit, the twosome kicked-off the party.
The night was filled with performances includingÂ Luke Bryanâ€™s â€œDrunk On You,â€Â Zac Brown Band who performed their new single, â€œThe Windâ€ andÂ Pistol Annies â€œTakinâ€™ Pills.â€Â Family trioÂ The Band Perry sang their latest single, â€œPostcard From Parisâ€ andÂ Little Big Town rocked the boat with the summer anthem â€œPontoon.â€ Â The legendaryÂ Willie Nelson made a rare appearance to perform â€œRoll Me Upâ€ withÂ Toby Keith,Â Jamey Johnson, Zac Brown Band andÂ Darius Rucker andKenny Chesney introduced his new single â€œCome Overâ€ to fans.Â HostÂ Toby Keith premiered his rollicking number â€œBeers Agoâ€ andÂ Carrie Underwood wowed with â€œGood Girl.â€Â Â Rascal Flatts closed the show with â€œBanjo,â€ featuring a surprise appearance by rock bandÂ Journey with whom the trio sang the classic hit â€œDonâ€™t Stop Believinâ€™.â€
For the first time ever, the show included two live outdoor performances, which allowed fans to pack the streets of downtown Nashville.Â Â Hank Williams, Jr. got rowdy withÂ Brad Paisley singing â€œIâ€™m Going To Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams All Night Longâ€ andÂ Eric Church raised a glass to fans with â€œDrink In My Hand.â€
Hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell proved they were a dynamic duo on-stage, being joined by presentersÂ Lauren Alaina,Â Jason Aldean, CMTâ€™s MY BIG REDNECK VACATION hostÂ Tom Arnold, REDNECK ISLAND hostÂ Steve Austin,Big & Rich,Â Luke Bryan,Â â€œAmerican Idolâ€ finalistsÂ Colton Dixon andÂ Skylar Laine,Â Ronnie Dunn, CMT ONE COUNTRY spokespersonÂ Sara Evans, 2012 Indianapolis 500 WinnerÂ Dario Franchitti, â€œTwilightâ€ starÂ Ashley Greene,Â pro skateboarderÂ Tony Hawk,Â Alan Jackson,Â Jake Owen,Â Hayden Panettiere,Â Kellie Pickler, actressÂ Denise Richards, television and movie starÂ Dax Shepard,Â Jordin Sparks andÂ The Band Perry andÂ Carrie Underwood.
For the fifth year in a row, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS featured a second concert stage sponsored by Nationwide Insurance that included performances byÂ Lauren Alaina,Â Casey James,Â Jana Kramer,Â Scotty McCreery,Â Kip Moore andThe Farm.
CMT.com simulcast the live 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS online, and interacted with fans throughout the telecast with live Twitter (@CMT) and Facebook updates from the red carpet and backstage, driving #CMTawards to become a top trending topic throughout the live show. Â Viewers were kept in the loop asÂ Lauren Alaina hosted â€œTwitter Trackerâ€ presented by Verizon, spotlighting the hottest trending topics throughout the show.Â Â CMT.com also served as an online hub for all fan interaction surrounding the show with live streams of the red carpet and more. Exclusive content can be found onÂ CMT.comand CMT Mobile, and CMT will later bow the awards on its digital all-music channel, CMT Pure Country, and the HD network, Palladia.
The 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will re-air on the following days/times: Thursday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.; Friday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jun 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m
The eveningâ€™s winners are as follows:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced during live telecast, with final voting held online atÂ CMT.com during the show.
â€¢Â Â Â Carrie Underwood â€“ â€œGood Girlâ€
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist
â€¢Â Â Â Luke Bryan â€“ â€œI Donâ€™t Want This Night to Endâ€
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist
â€¢Â Â Â Miranda Lambert â€“ â€œOver Youâ€
GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
â€¢Â Â Â Lady Antebellum â€“ â€œWe Owned The Nightâ€
DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists
â€¢Â Â Â Thompson Square â€“ â€œI Got Youâ€
USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo)
â€¢Â Â Â Scott McCreery â€“ â€œThe Trouble With Girlsâ€
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)
â€¢Â Â Â Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood â€“ â€œRemind Meâ€
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)
â€¢Â Â Â Jason Aldean â€“ â€œTattoos On This Townâ€ from 2011 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Michael Dempsey executive produced the 2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS alongside directorÂ Joe DeMaio.Â John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux served as executive producers for CMT.
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