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2011 CMT Awards Winners

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Thelma and Louise, a.k.a. Shania Twain and Taylor Swift, opened the star-studded CMT Music Awards with a hilarious skit that set the tone for the night: great music mixed with a lot of fun. Show host Kid Rock kept the comedy going in his own skit with Wynonna, as the rocker’s opening lines were hijacked by the country legend, who sang a few lines of a new song, ‘Hell Yes, I’m Country,’ and quipped, “This isn’t MTV. This is CMT, son.”

And CMT put on quite a show. Comedy was balanced with some explosive musical surprises, including two-time winners the Band Perry singing Rihanna and Eminem‘s ‘Love the Way You Lie’ before their own ‘You Lie’ and Lady Antebellum tackling Prince‘s classic ‘Kiss’ just after their own new single, ‘Just a Kiss.’ Jason Aldean closed the show with ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ as Ludacris rapped alongside him. Toby Keith debuted a brand-new song, ‘Made in America,’ while Sugarland played their fan-favorite, ‘Stand Up,’ accompanied by Missouri tornado victims on stage.

While the Band Perry and Blake Shelton were the only double winners of the night, Taylor Swift claimed the show’s top honor, Video of the Year. The 21-year-old superstar is on tour and thus was unable to attend the show, so CMT cut to a live satellite feed of her on stage in Milwaukee, Wis., where she accepted the trophy for her ‘Mine’ video.

“I just want to say thank you and hey to everyone there,” said a beaming Taylor on the big video screens. “I wish I could be there, but I’m hanging out with 15,000 of my closest friends in Milwaukee … I want to thank the fans who voted. I don’t know what I did to deserve you guys, but you have done so many amazing things for me in my life.”

CMT’s “belt buckle” trophies for Male Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year will be shipped to the same home, as newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are winners in those categories — Blake for ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking’ and his bride for ‘The House That Built Me.’ Additionally, the director for both clips, Trey Fanjoy, is this year’s CMT Video Director of the Year winner. Blake also takes home the honors for Web Video of the Year, for ‘Kiss My Country Ass.’

Sugarland‘s ‘Stuck Like Glue’ was named Duo Video of the Year, while Lady Antebellum are the Group Video of the Year winners for ‘Hello World.’ The Band Perry’s two 2011 CMT honors are the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for ‘If I Die Young,’ and the Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award.

Check out the full list of 2011 CMT Awards nominees and winners below.

2011 CMT Music Awards Winners & Nominees (Winners in bold):

Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean – ‘My Kinda Party’
• Kenny Chesney – ‘The Boys of Fall’
• Lady Antebellum – ‘Hello World’
• Miranda Lambert – ‘The House That Built Me’
• Rascal Flatts – ‘Why Wait’
• Sugarland – ‘Stuck Like Glue’
Taylor Swift – ‘Mine’ – WINNER
• The Band Perry – ‘If I Die Young’
• Carrie Underwood – ‘Undo It’
• Zac Brown Band – ‘Colder Weather’

Male Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean – ‘My Kinda Party’
• Kenny Chesney – ‘The Boys of Fall’
• Toby Keith – ‘Bullets in the Gun’
Blake Shelton – ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking’ – WINNER
• Keith Urban – ‘Without You’

Female Video of the Year
• Sara Evans – ‘A Little Bit Stronger’
Miranda Lambert – ‘The House That Built Me’ – WINNER
• Reba McEntire – ‘Turn On the Radio’
• Taylor Swift – ‘Mine’
• Carrie Underwood – ‘Undo It’

Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum – ‘Hello World’ – WINNER
• Little Big Town – ‘Little White Church’
• Rascal Flatts – ‘Why Wait’
• The Band Perry – ‘If I Die Young’
• Zac Brown Band – ‘Colder Weather’

Duo Video of the Year
• Steel Magnolia – ‘Last Night Again’
Sugarland – ‘Stuck Like Glue’ – WINNER
• The Civil Wars – ‘Barton Hollow’
• The JaneDear Girls – ‘Wildflower’
• Thompson Square – ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
• Lee Brice – ‘Love Like Crazy’
• Aaron Lewis – ‘Country Boy’
• Jerrod Niemann – ‘Lover, Lover’
The Band Perry – ‘If I Die Young’ – WINNER
• Thompson Square – ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’

Collaborative Video of the Year
• Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson – ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Justin Bieber featuring Rascal Flatts – ‘That Should Be Me’ - WINNER
• Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow – ‘Collide’
• Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels – ‘Country Boy’
• Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow – ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’

CMT Performance of the Year
(Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT)
• Martina McBride and Train – ‘A Broken Wing’ from CMT Crossroads: Train and Martina McBride
• Reba McEntire – ‘If I Were a Boy’ from Unplugged: Reba
• Darius Rucker and Adele – ‘Need You Now’ from 2010 CMT Artists of the Year
• Keith Urban and John Mayer – ‘Sweet Thing’ from CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett – ‘Margaritaville’ from CMT Crossroads: Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown Band - WINNER

Best Web Video of the Year (new for 2011)
(Best video created primarily for Internet streaming)
• Jason Aldean – ‘My Kinda Party’ (live from the CMT.com webcast)
• Luke Bryan – ‘It’s a Shore Thing’
• Lady Antebellum – ‘Stars Tonight’
Blake Shelton – ‘Kiss My Country Ass’ – WINNER
• Taylor Swift – ‘Mine’ (live from the Speak Now album release party)

Video Director of the Year
• Deaton Flanigen (award-eligible videos include Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow’s ‘Collide’ and the JaneDear Girl’s ‘Wildflower’)
Trey Fanjoy (award-eligible videos include Miranda Lambert’s ‘The House That Built Me’ and Blake Shelton’s ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking’) – WINNER
• Chris Hicky (award-eligible videos include Carrie Underwood’s ‘Undo It’ and Keith Urban’s ‘Without You’)
• David McClister (award-eligible videos include The Band Perry’s ‘If I Die Young’ and LeAnn Rimes’ ‘Swingin”)
• Roman White (award-eligible videos include Lady Antebellum’s ‘Hello World’ and Kellie Pickler’s ‘Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again’) No

NATIONWIDE INSURANCE ‘ON YOUR SIDE’ AWARD – The Band Perry

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