Carrie Underwood has another reason to rejoice – thanks to the song “Hallelujah” which extended her album as a decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards. A video clip of the singer’s success, made in collaboration with John Legend, was named the video of the year in Wednesday’s session, aired from Nashville, Tennessee.
Underwood currently has 23 CMT awards and thanked his hard-working fans for accepting the honor: “Here’s the reason we’re all doing what we do, what we like to do (and) make music videos.”
He also shouted at Legend, especially because he sent him the song that appeared on his first holiday album “My Gift”.
“Congratulations because I think it’s my first CMT award. Wow!” He shouted.
Even though Underwood was part of the night – she also worked with the rock band NEEDTOBREATHE – other female stars, some outside of country music, took home the awards to reward the best country music videos of the year.
HER Grammy Award-winning R&B stars and guitarist Chris Stapleton were the best performers of the night. They joined forces to get a disturbing and exciting screening of the film “Hold on,” much like a veteran couple.
The legendary Gladys Knight won over the audience – wearing no masks – with Mickey Friendston at the “Friendship Train” performance. Part of the show dedicated to black women’s voices was made possible by the excellent performances of Knight, HER and Guyton, she was nominated for two awards and the CMT Equal Play Award went to Linda Martell, one of the pioneers of black country music and solo at Grand Ole Opry she was the first black woman.
Martell was a country hit with the song “Color Me Country” 50 years ago, and got other songs on the charts, but faced great difficulties. He experienced racism while on stage and was rejected by the music industry as the country’s leading performer. His record label kept his record and it was forbidden to find a new deal.
“Hearing Linda sing makes it clear that she had all the talents to be a star, but her career fell short for one reason: skin color,” said Guyton, the first black woman soloist to make history this year. nominated for a country Grammy Award.
“I wouldn’t be here today without you, and none of us would be here without you, so thank you!”
Martell, 86, did not attend the awards ceremony, but CMT aired photos of the award-winning icon and said he was watching the show from his home in South Carolina.
Guyton also came on stage with BRELAND, mixing country, trap and R&B music and with the platinum hit “My Truck” with the country singer Black.
And tonight more such collaborative performances appeared.
Lady Ak started the show with Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell, Ingrid Andress sang with pop singer-songwriter JP Saxe, and Miranda Lambert sang with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
Hosts Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini also performed on stage and won awards.
Brown won the men’s video of the year with “Worship You” and the collaborative video of the year with “Famous Friends” with Chris Young. The annual CMT performance has been for Ballerini and Halsey’s “The Other Girl” at the 2020 CMT Music Awards.
Gabby Barrett, who initially starred in the show but went back, won the female video of the year and won the Best Family Film award for Taylor Swift’s “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)”, which was re-released this year and featured pop films featuring her brother and starring parents.
Little Big Town’s “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” won first prize of the night – a double / group video of the year.
“It simply came to our notice then. First, we go back and we make music for people, ”Kimberly Schlapman shouted, referring to the pandemic.
“I know you like to drink songs,” Karen Fairchild added.