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
Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”
“I just want to thank you guys for watching the videos, voting for them, supporting all of us because we all need you, we all love you.”
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan – “I Don’t Want This Night To End”
“When I came home to show my wife this video, I removed all the bullets out of our house. And I want to thank her not going to buy more bullets to shoot me with.”
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
“This song means so much to me and to my husband and to our family. I just want to thank Blake’s brother, Richie, in heaven for inspiring us to write this song.”
GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum – “We Owned The Night”
“Thank you to CMT for really connecting the dots with these videos. Thank you for playing these things.”
DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Thompson Square – “I Got You”
“This has been an amazing ride for me and Shawna. We want to thank God, first and foremost for all the blessings – and for country fans for supporting country music and changing our lives forever.”
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean – “Tattoos On This Town”
“This is actually my first one of these, so this is pretty cool. …To the fans, thank you guys so much. This has been a fun year.”
USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Scotty McCreery – “The Trouble With Girls”
“This award is so special to me ‘cause I got to film this at my home high school, Garner Magnet High School. I thank everybody who came out to support that.”
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood – “Remind Me”
“I’d like to thank this beautiful woman for being in the video. Otherwise, it’s just a dork walking through the desert.”
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.”
Hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell proved they were a dynamic duo on-stage, being joined by presenters Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, CMT’s MY BIG REDNECK VACATION host Tom Arnold, REDNECK ISLAND host Steve Austin, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, “American Idol” finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, Ronnie Dunn, CMT ONE COUNTRY spokesperson Sara Evans, 2012 Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti, “Twilight” star Ashley Greene, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, Hayden Panettiere, Kellie Pickler, actress Denise Richards, television and movie star Dax Shepard, Jordin Sparks and The Band Perry and 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 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