CMT Awards 2017: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood win big
GRAMMY winner Keith Urban came out on top at the CMT Awards in June 7, taking home four awards for video of the year for his GRAMMY-nominated hit "Blue Ain't Your Color," male video, collaborative video, and social superstar of the year.
GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood set a new record after winning two awards for female video of the year for "Church Bells" and collaborative video for "The Fighter." Now with a career total of 17 CMT Awards, Underwood is the highest-awarded artist in the show's history.
The record-setting duo reprised a performance of "The Fighter," which they also performed during the 59th GRAMMY Awards earlier this year.
The show included a number of collaborative genre-crossing performances, including an all-star tribute to GRAMMY winner Gregg Allman, who died May 27. Peter Frampton paired with Brothers Osborne while GRAMMY winners the Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line performed a pre-taped version of "Last Day Alive." Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo performed their pop hit "Want To Want Me." Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Earth, Wind & Fire closed the show with Lady Antelbellum with a mashup of "You Look Good" and "September."
Reflecting on his accomplishments of the evening, Urban likely captured what other artists were feeling as well.
"I love making music, I love making videos ... who knows how long you get to do it," said Urban, who also gave a special shout-out to his wife, Nicole Kidman. "I'm just trying to make a connection."