The Country Music Television awards had some pretty stand-out moments.
Carrie Underwood reigned at this year's CMT Music Awards on Sunday night (June 5th 2016), taking home two awards out of the three she was nominated for and giving an immense performance of her latest single. Five other artists also took home awards for the seven categories.
Carrie Underwood takes home two awards at the CMT Music Awards
Unsurprisingly, 33-year-old Carrie Underwood's Canadian Country Chart topper 'Smoke Break' has landed her Female Video Of The Year at the Country Music Television awards, with her performance on the TV series 'Instant Jam' earning her CMT Performance Of The Year. The singer also wowed the audience with a rendition of her brand new single 'Church Bells', taken from her number one fifth album 'Storyteller'.
Underwood lost out on Video Of The Year, however, which was taken home by Tim Mcgraw for his hit 'Humble and Kind'. The track was number one in the US Hot Country chart and became the second release of his 'Damn Country Music' which he unveiled in November last year.
Meanwhile, Male Video Of The Year went to Thomas Rhett for 'Die a Happy Man'. It's the first time Rhett has scooped an award at CMT, having been nominated for three years running. He released his second album 'Tangled Up' last year as a follow-up to 2013's debut 'It Goes Like This'.
Little Big Town got Group Video Of The Year for 'Girl Crush', and followed that up with a duet of 'One Dance' with Pharrell Williams; the producer of their latest album 'Wanderlust' which is set to be released tomorrow (June 10th 2016).
Breakthrough Video Of The Year went to Chris Stapleton for his first ever music video 'Fire Away' directed by Tim Mattia; a song that was not released as a single for his debut solo album 'Traveller', but remains a firm fan favourite. Also this year, he has won two Grammys and prizes at the Billboard Music Awards, the American Country Countdown Awards and ACM Awards.
Possibly one of the funnier moments from this year's CMT Awards was Blake Shelton's acceptance of his CMT Social Superstar accolade. 'CMT's Social Superstar - that's not what I was going for, but what the hell!' He said. 'I have a few drinks and get on Twitter once in a while. I didn't know you could get paid for that, but damn!'
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