Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson and Miranda Lambert all won big at the 2022 CMT Awards last night (4/11).
The ceremony was a star-studded affair, with one-off performances, huge returns and big wins for some of country's favourite acts.
Taking home both the Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year Award, Carrie Underwood extended both her records for most CMT Awards won (25 after last night) and most wins for Video of the Year (10). The superstar won both awards for 'If I Didn't Love You', her collaboration with Jason Aldean.
Underwood would go on to perform her brand new single 'Ghost Story' at the ceremony, offering a glimpse of her Las Vegas residency show for those who have yet to experience her headline-stealing set, Reflection.
It was also a huge night for Cody Johnson, who's come full circle from moving back to Texas from Nashville to winning two awards for Male Video of the Year and CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year, for 'Til You Can't' and 'Dear Rodeo' respectively.
He would also perform, stoking up the crowd with his instant classic 'Til You Can't'.
Miranda tied up what has been a hugely successful 2022 awards circuit with a Female Video of the Year win for 'If I Was A Cowboy'. It's the eighth time Lambert has won the award, extending her record of CMT wins. She would go on to perform the song as well in front of the sold-out crowd.
In terms of unique performances, it was a memorable night for The Judds. The mother-daughter duo returned for the first time in over 20 years to perform their smash hit 'Love Can Build A Bridge' and announce their final farewell tour for this Fall.
Kacey Musgraves introduced them, saying "they're an undeniably iconic duo; their unique sound, prolific songwriting and non-stop perseverance made them one of the most successful duos in country music history".
The show-stealing performance of the night though came from Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas - who offered an emphatic version of the band's empowering hit. It was instantly deemed the best collaboration of the night, with Guyton and the band letting loose across the Nashville stage.
Full the full list of winners and nominees, see below:
Video of the Year
WINNER: Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – ‘If I Didn’t Love You’
Cody Johnson – ‘’Til You Can’t’
Kane Brown – ‘One Mississippi’
Female Video of the Year
WINNER: Miranda Lambert – ‘If I Was a Cowboy’
Brandi Carlile – ‘Right on Time’
Gabby Barrett – ‘Footprints on The Moon’
Kacey Musgraves – ‘justified’
Maren Morris – ‘Circles Around This Town’
Mickey Guyton – ‘Remember Her Name’
Tenille Arts – ‘Back Then, Right Now’
Male Video of the Year
WINNER: Cody Johnson – ‘Til You Can’t’
Eric Church – ‘Heart on Fire’
Kane Brown – ‘One Mississippi’
Luke Bryan – ‘Waves’
Luke Combs – ‘Forever After All’
Thomas Rhett – ‘Country Again’
Walker Hayes – ‘Fancy Like’
Group/Duo Video of the Year
WINNER: Maddie & Tae – ‘Woman You Got’
Brothers Osborne – ‘I’m Not for Everyone’
Dan + Shay – ‘Steal My Love’
Old Dominion – ‘I Was on a Boat That Day’
Parmalee – ‘Take My Name’
Zac Brown Band – ‘Same Boat’
Breakthrough Video of the Year
WINNER: Parker McCollum – ‘To Be Loved by You’
Breland – ‘Cross Country’
Caitlyn Smith feat. Old Dominion – ‘I Can’t’
Elvie Shane – ‘My Boy’
Priscilla Block – “Just About Over You”
Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”
Collaborative Video of the Year
WINNER: Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood - ‘If I Didn’t Love You’
Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde - ‘Never Wanted to Be That Girl’
Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter - ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’
Nelly feat. Florida Georgia Line - ‘Lil Bit’
Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley - ‘Freedom Was a Highway’
Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan - ‘Buy Dirt’
Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney - ‘Half of My Hometown’
CMT Performance of the Year
WINNER: George Strait - ‘Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone’ (from CMT Giants: Charley Pride)
Brothers Osborne - ‘Muskrat Greene/Dead Man’s Curve’ (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
H.E.R. & Chris Stapleton - ‘Hold On’ (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)
Kane Brown - ‘Three Wooden Crosses’ (from CMT Artist of the Year)
Kelsea Ballerini & Paul Klein - ‘I Quit Drinking’ (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)
Mickey Guyton feat. Gladys Knight & Breland - ‘Friendship Train’ (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)
Nelly feat. Kane Brown, Blanco Brown & Breland - ‘Ride Wit Me’ (from CMT Crossroads)
CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year
WINNER: Cody Johnson - ‘Dear Rodeo’
Brittney Spencer - “Sober & Skinny”
Carly Pearce - “Dear Miss Loretta”
Jon Pardi - “On the Other Hand”/“Forever and Ever, Amen”
Josh Turner - “Live”
Lainey Wilson - “Things a Man Oughta Know”
Trending Comeback Song of the Year
WINNER: Taylor Swift - ‘Love Story (Taylor’s Version)’
Alan Jackson - ‘Freight Train’
Brooks & Dunn - ‘Neon Moon’
Dolly Parton - ‘9 to 5’
Reba McEntire - ‘I’m a Survivor’
Sara Evans - ‘Suds in the Bucket’
Shania Twain - ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!’
For more information on the 2022 CMT Awards, see below: