2012 CMT Music Awards Winners
2012 CMT Music Awards winners were announced live from Nashville on June 6, 2012. Congratulations to Carrie Underwood “Good Girl” - Video of the Year, Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night To End” - Male Video of the Year, Miranda Lambert “Over You” - Female Video of the Year, Lady Antebellum “We Owned The Night” - Group Video of the Year, Thompson Square “I Got You” - Duo Video of the Year, Jason Aldean “Tattos On This Town” - CMT Performance of the Year, Scotty McCreery “The Trouble With Girls” - USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year, and Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood “Remind Me” - Collaborative Video of the Year.
2012 CMT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Scott McCreery claimed the USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“The Trouble with Girls”); Jason Aldean took home his first CMT award for CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (“Tattoos on This Town”) from his 2011 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR performance; and Thompson Square walked away with their first-ever buckle for DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“I Got You”).
The show’s opening performance, a stellar mash-up with Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night” and Hot Chelle Rae’s mega-hit “Tonight Tonight,” was followed by a surprising, star-filled opening segment that CMT fans have come to expect each year. Featuring political rivals, incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney chiming in on a satirical campaign between hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell, the show open also featured NBC’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Kroft (“60 Minutes”), Maria Menunos and Mario Lopez (“Extra,”) and Robin Meade (“HLN”). 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 including Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You,” Zac Brown Band who performed their new single, “The Wind” and Pistol Annies “Takin’ Pills.” Family trio The Band Perry sang their latest single, “Postcard From Paris” and Little Big Town rocked the boat with the summer anthem “Pontoon.” The legendary Willie Nelson made a rare appearance to perform “Roll Me Up” with Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson, Zac Brown Band and Darius Rucker and Kenny Chesney introduced his new single “Come Over” to fans. Host Toby Keith premiered his rollicking number “Beers Ago” and Carrie Underwood wowed with “Good Girl.” Rascal Flatts closed the show with “Banjo,” featuring a surprise appearance by rock band Journey with whom the trio sang the classic hit “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
For the first time ever, the show included two live outdoor performances, which allowed fans to pack the streets of downtown Nashville. Hank Williams, Jr. got rowdy with Brad Paisley singing “I’m Going To Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams All Night Long” and Eric Church raised a glass to fans with “Drink In My Hand.”
For the fifth year in a row, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS featured a second concert stage sponsored by Nationwide Insurance that included performances by Lauren Alaina, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore and The Farm.
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
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