This year’s County Music Award show was hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley as the CMT’s celebrated their 44th year broadcasting live from Nashville, Tennessee on ABC.
The duo once again had the crowd erupting in laughter with their own rendition of the Beverly Hillbillies theme song sang with a twist. New lyrics poked fun at Tiger Woods for “getting caught with some tail,” mentioned the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill as the “bubbly” coming up from the ground, a big welcome to Gwyneth Paltrow, and a shout out to Tim McGraw for making it big in the movies.
The 44th Annual Country Music Award show was packed with entertainment by all the biggest stars in the country music industry. The audience was introduced to new music by Taylor Swift, Reba McIntire, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and a duo by Jason Aldean and Kellie Pickler.
A special tribute to Loretta Lynn was performed by Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow. The duo did an awesome job and I was very impressed with Sheryl Crow’s performance. Lambert and Crow were joined by Loretta Lynn on stage during the chorus of the song. This was an outstanding tribute to a past winner of the Female Vocalist of the Year Award.
Gwyneth Paltrow sang “Country Strong” from the movie of the same title along with Vince Gill singing backup. Paltrow will be back on the country music scene if my predictions are correct. She even plays the guitar!
And now on with the winners–
The winners of the 44th Annual Country Music awards are:
Single of the Year: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me” – Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin (Artist: Miranda Lambert)
New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year: “Revolution” – Miranda Lambert (This was Miranda’s first win for Album of the Year.)
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland (This was the group’s fourth win for the Vocal Group of the Year.)
Music Video of the Year: “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Musical Event of the Year: Black Shelton with “Hillbilly Bone”
Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
Congtratulations to all of the winners. You are a very well deserving group of wonderful artists.
Well, that’s the winners of this year’s CMA awards. How did you do in predicting this year’s winners? What did you think of the winners?
Personal observations from watching the 44th Annual CMA Awards live on ABC