On the 2014 CMT Music Awards show, hosted by Kristen Bell, and held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, the country stars kicked up their boots, and made this year’s awards show one of the best ever. It was, as Bell said during her monologue as she opened the show, a “Ladies’ Night,” with Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood both earning awards and sang a rousing duet of Miranda Lambert’s Somethin’ Bad. Other big winners included Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan.
Miranda Lambert was awarded the CMT Music Awards Female Video Of The Year award for Automatic, and Carrie Underwood won the CMT Video Of The Year award for See You Again. It marked her third straight CMT Video of the Year Award. Florida Georgia Line garnered the CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year award for their hit, Round Here, while Luke Bryan won awards with both Florida Georgia Line and Lionel Richie.
Bryan and Florida Georgia Line earned the 2014 CMT Music Collaborative Video of the Year award for their hit song, This Is How We Roll. He and musical icon, Lionel Richie, picked up the CMT Music Awards Performance of the Year award for their medley of Oh No/All Night Long from the 2013 CMT Artists of the Year show.
One of the highlights of the 2014 CMT Music Awards show was when Brantley Gilbert electrified the audience and got them all on their feet as he sang his latest hit, Bottoms Up. Gilbert was introduced by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who is a member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Gilbert, as usual for him, wore a camo tank top and black baseball cap, and was decked out with silver chains.
It was a pretty spectacular performance, with flames shooting up on both sides of the stage as Gilbert belted out Bottoms Up, which debuted in December on the #1 spot on Billboard’s country digital songs chart. Brantley Gilbert, perhaps taking a cue from “Stone Cold,” even perforemd a backflip off of the drum riser during the song, eliciting cheers from the audience.
Gilbert is hot off of his tour from Athens to Arlington in support of his latest album, Just as I Am. One of the big singles that has been recently released from the album is called Small Town Throwdown (featuring Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore), another of his songs that are great to listen to at bars or rowdy concerts.
Some of the famous country stars that presented awards were Eric, Brooklyn, and Jessie Decker, as well as LeAnn Rimes. Also, besides the awesome performances by Brantley Gilbert Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, other musical acts that took the stage and thrilled the audience included John Legend, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Jason Derulo, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and Kacey Musgraves.
Blake Shelton, who has been nominated for several awards this year but has often been getting skunked lately, picked up the 2014 CMT Music Awards Male Video of the Year award for his video Doin’ What She Likes. His wife, Miranda Lambert, has won more awards so far in 2014 than Blake. Her win for the video is a case in point.
Shelton, who is also a coach on NBC’s popular show, The Voice, presented the 2014 CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year award to a past member of Team Blake and the Season 3 winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope, for her excellent video Wasting All These Tears.
Another winner, The Band Perry, picked up the 2014 CMT Music Awards show award for the Group Video of the Year with their cool song, Done.
One other award and winner definitely worth noting was when Alan Jackson took home the 2014 CMT Impact Award for his many contributions to and impact on country music over the years.
The 2014 CMT Music Awards show was Must See TV for all country music fans. There was great music and singing by a wide variety of some of today’s hottest country music acts, like Luke Bryan, Cassadee Pope, and Brantley Gilbert, as well as great performances from more established artists, like Blake Shelton, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and many others. Please leave comments about the 2014 CMT Music Awards show below!
Written by: Douglas Cobb