June 6, 2019 10:01 am
Updated: June 6, 2019 10:02 am

CMT Music Awards: The complete list of winners

(L-R) Maren Morris and Sheryl Crow perform at the CMT Music Awards on June 5, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 20th win Wednesday night.

Underwood won two prizes at the fan-voted show, including video of the year for Cry Pretty and female video of the year for Love Wins.

“Fans, thank you so much. I saw you guys doing the Twitter parties and getting together and doing your thing and voting,” she said. “None of us would be able to do any of what we do if not for you guys. You guys put us here. You guys keep us going. You guys let us live out our dreams.”

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When she won the first televised award of the night, Underwood acknowledged her husband’s birthday (she is married to former hockey player Mike Fisher, who sat in the audience).

“It is my husband’s birthday today — look what they got you,” she said.

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The Grammy-winning country star also performed at the show honoring the year’s best country music videos, which took place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty kicked off the event with a performance of Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time. More collaborative performances followed: Brett Young sang Here Tonight with Boyz II Men, even blending in some of the R&B group’s Water Runs Dry for the performance.

Sheryl Crow and Maren Morris teamed up onstage, while Tanya Tucker — whose new album will be produced by Brandi Carlile — sang Delta Dawn with the Grammy-winning Americana singer, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Lauren Alaina and more acts.

Four members of Little Big Town, center, and members of the musical group Midland play beer pong with the audience at the CMT Music Awards on June 5, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini went for off-white, pastel-colored gowns at the star studded CMT Music Awards in Nashville. (June 6)
Little Big Town, who also performed and returned for a second year as hosts of the show, talked about the lack of female singers on country radio ahead of the strong female performance.

On this week’s Billboard country airplay chart — which tracks radio airplay — only 10 of the 60 slots belong to women or songs co-starring a woman.

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“Back in December it was even worse — there were none,” Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild said. “Here’s my question, ladies in the house: ‘What do we have to do to get some airplay around here?’”

Little Big Town told jokes at the top of the show and even sang some of Old Town Road, the No. 1 country-rap hit from newcomer Lil Nas X that was booted from the Billboard country songs chart when the tune was deemed not country enough.

Dan + Shay — who won a Grammy this year as well as honors at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards — kept their year of winning alive by taking home duo video of the year for Speechless.

Kelsea Ballerini performs ‘Miss Me More’ at the CMT Music Awards on June 5, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Shay Mooney thanked “the real stars of the video” — their wives — when they accepted the award.

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Zac Brown Band won group video of the year for Someone I Used to Know and its frontman was passionate as he read his speech from a paper.

“For you young artists, have courage to stand up against the machine, be yourself, work hard and one day you can stand up here and tell all the haters to ‘(expletive) off,’” Zac Brown said.

When Ashley McBryde won breakthrough video of the year, she took a drink from Luke Combs as she walked to the stage.

“I’m always awkward and I usually bring my drink with me, but I didn’t have a drink so I took Luke Combs’ drink,” said McBryde, who scored Grammy and Emmy nominations this year.

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Keith Urban and Julia Michaels — the pop singer who has co-written hits for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and herself — won collaborative video of the year for Coming Home, while Kane Brown won male video of the year for “Lose It.”

Keith Urban performs ‘We Were’ at the CMT Music Awards on June 5, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Luke Combs and R&B singer Leon Bridges — who won his first Grammy this year — won CMT performance of the year for Beautiful Crazy from the series CMT Crossroads.

“First off, my beautiful fiancé Nicole,” Combs said, “thank you for inspiring this song.”

CMT Music Award winners 2019:

** Winners are bolded **

Carly Pearce – Closer To You
Carrie Underwood – Love Wins
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy
Kelsea Ballerini – Miss Me More
Maren Morris – Girl
Miranda Lambert – Keeper of the Flame

Duo Video of the Year
Brothers Osborne – I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)
Dan + Shay – Speechless
Florida Georgia Line – Simple
LoCash – Feels Like a Party
Maddie & Tae – Friends Don’t
Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – Babe

Group Video of the Year
Eli Young Band – Love Ain’t
Lanco – Born to Love You
Little Big Town – Summer Fever
Midland – Burn Out
Old Dominion – Hotel Key
Zac Brown Band – Someone I Used To Know

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Ashley McBryde – Girl Goin’ Nowhere

Jimmie Allen – Best Shot
Jordan Davis – Take it From Me
Mitchell Tenpenny – Drunk Me
Morgan Wallen – Whiskey Glasses
Runaway June – Buy My Own Drinks
Tenille Townes – Somebody’s Daughter

Collaborative Video of the Year
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – What Happens in a Small Town
Darius Rucker feat. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley – Straight to Hell
Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne – Burning Man
Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert – Drowns the Whiskey
Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels – Coming Home
Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – Babe

CMT Performance of the Year
Boyz II Men and Brett Young – Motownphilly
Luke Combs and Leon Bridges – Beautiful Crazy
Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor – Let You Be Right
Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Gladys Knight – I Can’t Make You Love Me and Help Me Make it Through the Night
Zac Brown Band and Shawn Mendes – Keep Me in Mind

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