Carrie Underwood added two trophies to her sizable collection, bringing her tally up to 20 CMT Music Awards in total — making her the most awarded performer in the show’s history.
“It’s crazy!” she said backstage at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee after the show. “My husband [retired NHL player Mike Fisher] was like, ‘Oh my gosh, your fans like to vote,’ and I was like, ‘Well, that’s how I’m here in the first place. They’ve been voting for me since day one. Since I was on American Idol. So they know the drill.
Not only did Underwood take home the awards for Female Video for “Love Wins” and Video of the Year for “Cry Pretty,” but she also delivered a lively performance of her new single, “Southbound,” and made sure to give Fisher a special shout-out on his 39th birthday.
Underwood beat out the other Video of the Year nominees including, Kelsea Ballerini’s “Miss Me More,” Kane Brown’s “Good as You,” Luke Combs’ “She Got the Best of Me” and “Coming Home” by Keith Urban and Julia Michaels.