Country music stars Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood were the big winners at the 2017 CMT Awards held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 7, 2017. The awards show was held at Nashville’s Music City Center and televised live on CMT. The CMA Festival will take place in downtown Nashville from June 8-11, so many of the biggest stars in country music will be in Music City for the weekend.
Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood won the CMT Award for Collaborative Video of the Year for “The Fighter.”
Urban won the coveted Video of the Year Award for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which also won the award for Male Video of the Year. He was also presented with the CMT Social Superstar of the Year, which was presented by Pepsi. Urban attended the awards ceremony with his wife Nicole Kidman, and the couple looked stunning on the Red Carpet.
The "Blue Ain't Your Color" singer paid tribute to his wife, crediting her for his success while accepting the Male Video of the Year Award.. Urban stated, "I want to say a massive thank you to my wife, Nicole Mary,, You have no idea how much of what I do, she's involved in every little piece of it. Especially the videos and helping me – she hates me saying this, but I want it to be said because she helps me so much to make these videos what they are," according to Entertainment Tonight
Urban will be performing at the CMA Music Festival at the HGTV Lodge. Urban will perform on June 8, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. He will also perform at Nissan Stadium on June 11 at 10 p.m.
Carrie Underwood won the Female Video of the Year award for “Church Bells.” The country cutie wowed the red carpet with a sparkly mini outfit complemented with diamonds and crystals. She gave a shout-out to her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher during her acceptance speech, stating “Thank you God for so many incredible blessings,. Me and my husband… there's a lot going on in our lives. We are so thankful and so blessed," according to People.
Underwood will join Brad Paisley on the CMA Close Up Stage on June 10 at 11 a.m.The two country stars will talk about the CMA Awards.
Lauren Alaina won the Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Road Less Traveled.” Alaina was a finalist on “American Idol.” She will perform at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage eon June 9 at 3:15 p.m. She will also perform at the HGTV Lodge on June 11 at 12:30 p.m. Alaina will also participate in XFINITY Fan Fair Meet and Greets each day of the festival. See the CMA website for times and booths.
See the CMA Festival website for the complete schedule and ticket information.