Carrie Underwood emerged as the night’s biggest winner with two trophies at tonight’s 2019 CMT Music Awards, continuing her streak as the most awarded artist in CMT history. Winning two awards tonight for “Female Video” for “Love Wins” and “Video of the Year” for “Cry Pretty,” her overall CMT Music Awards tally now consists of 20 career wins.
The American Idol season 4 winner had the outdoor crowd dancing with a dazzling performance of “Southbound,” live from the Parthenon in Centennial Park. Check out her performance here.
Watch Carrie accept her Video of the Year award from actor Kiefer Sutherland. She couldn’t pick up her trophy right away. She had just performed “Southbound” outside the arena. Also, she had a couple of sound issues at the beginning of her acceptance speech.
Earlier in the broadcast, Carrie accepted Female Video of the Year for “Love Wins” and said: “Thank you so much fans. Shane Drake, thank you so much for making this video special and beautiful and wonderful,” she said. And because it was her husband Mike Fisher’s birthday, she told him, “Look what they got you!”
Additionally The night was full of several exciting collaborations, including ones focusing on powerful female voices: Brandi Carlile and the legendary Tanya Tucker sang Tucker’s classic hit, “Delta Dawn,” with vocal backing provided by an all-star group of female artists that included Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Deana Carter, Lauren Alaina and RaeLynn.