Thursday, June 9, 2011

Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Lead Winners In 2011 CMT Music Awards

The good: Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry and Blake Shelton were among the music video award winners at the 2011 CMT Music Awards.

The bad: No awards show has more of a inferiority complex with its own genre as the night was sprinkled with video wins by Justin Bieber, a hosting by rocker Kid Rock, The Band Perry singing Rihanna lines from Eminem songs, Lady Antebellum covering Prince and performances by Ludacris. Why can't a country music show be a country music show? Celebrate what you are.

Below is a listing of the winners:

Video of the year: Taylor Swift, "Mine."

Male video of the year: Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking."

Female video of the year: Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me."

Group video of the year: Lady Antebellum, "Hello World."

Duo video of the year: Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue."

Breakthrough video of the year: The Band Perry, "If I Die Young."

Collaborative video of the year: Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts, "That Should Be Me."

CMT performance video of the year: Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band, "Margaritaville."

Best web video of the year: Blake Shelton, "Kiss My Country Ass."

Video director of the year: Trey Fanjoy, "The House That Built Me" and "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking."


  1. Exactly! - Thank You!
    Last years show was complete crap and there was no way I was even thinking of watching this year with kid rock coming back to host. You would have thought they would have gotten a clue after last years show but what do you expect from a network that's supposed to be about music videos but rarely plays them...

  2. If this was a show about country then they can kiss my country a*%....Kid Rock is disgusting, Beiber & Ludacris seriously? It was a joke; so much pop country it saddens me...Lady A & Taylor are pop singers...stick with that ok? It is tough for some REAL country artists who are trying to make it cause they are not pop enough. What a shame