Saturday, 9 June 2012

CMT Awards 2012 - Report & Fashion

CMT Awards 2012

The evening's winners were as follows:

Video of the Year (awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director: Carrie Underwood — “Good Girl”

Male Video of the Year (awarded to the artist) : Luke Bryan — “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Female Video of the Year (awarded to the artist) : Miranda Lambert — “Over You”

Group Video of the Year (awarded to the artists) : Lady Antebellum - “We Owned the Night” (Photo)

Duo Video of the Year (awarded to the artists) : Thompson Square — “I Got You”

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year (awarded to the artist (male, female, or group/duo):
 Scotty McCreery — “The Trouble With Girls”

Collaborative Video of the Year (awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo):
Brad Paisley With Carrie Underwood — “Remind Me”

CMT Performance of the Year (Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo) :
Jason Aldean — “Tattoos on This Town” from 2011 CMT Artists of the Year

Complete list of the Winners and all those nominated at

CMT Awards 2012 Report

(June 7, 2012, 12:11 a.m. AP) – Carrie Underwood takes her 3rd video of year win at CMT’s.
Hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell proved they were a dynamic duo on-stage, being joined by presenters: Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, CMT's My Big Redneck Vacation host Tom Arnold, REDNECK ISLAND host Steve Austin, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan,  "American Idol" finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, Ronnie Dunn, CMT ONE COUNTRY spokesperson Sara Evans, 2012 Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti, "Twilight" star Ashley Greene, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, Hayden Panettiere, Kellie Pickler, actress Denise Richards, television and movie star Dax Shepard, Jordin Sparks and The Band Perry and Carrie Underwood. 

Carrie Underwood CMT Photocall
Bridgestone Arena-6June2012
Nashville's Bridgestone Arena is turning into quite a memorable place for Carrie Underwood and her hunky husband, NHL star Mike Fisher.
Underwood won her third Video of the Year award at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night (6, June) , carving yet another great memory out for the couple in the home of Fisher's Nashville Predators.
"I think we live here," Underwood said backstage after winning the night's top honor. "We need to like rent a room here so we can sleep here, too."
Underwood's two wins — she also won for collaboration of the year for "Remind Me," with Brad Paisley — mean she's now won nine CMT belt buckles since 2006. She matched Taylor Swift's run in the fan-voted video of the year category over the same period.

Luke Bryan pulled off the surprise of the night, taking male video of the year for "I Don't Want This Night to End." After beating out country's top male stars, such as Toby Keith viral hit “Red Solo Cup”, Bryan briefly covered his face with his hands, then pogo-jumped his way to the stage.
"When you're at this level of what we do as singers, and your fans vote, it speaks huge volumes and it's crazy to be fan-voted for an award and win it," Bryan said.

And co-host Kristen Bell made sure to spend a little quality time in the stands, sandwiching herself between Luke Bryan and Jake Owen. "I didn't know I'd be sitting right in the middle of Hunksville, Tenn., population — two," the actress joked.

Miranda Lambert won her third straight female video of the year award for the emotional "Over You," a song she co-wrote with husband Blake Shelton about the untimely death of his brother. The win marked another emotional moment involving the song and its video, which was shot just weeks after Lambert lost her father-in-law, a close friend and her childhood pet. Video director Trey Fanjoy also lost her father just four days before the shoot.
"Behind the camera and in front of the camera, the whole video was just trying to hold it together," Lambert said backstage.

Jason Aldean, a multiple nominee in the past, won his first belt buckle, taking home CMT performance of the year for "Tattoos on This Town."
"This is actually my first one of these, so this is pretty cool," Aldean said after double-timing it to the stage. "I've got to say a big thank you to CMT for still playing videos. Thank you guys so much. It's such an important part of what we do, and how to get our face (out there), and still connect with our fans."

CMT Awards 2012 Performances

The show's opening performance, a stellar mash-up with Lady Antebellum's "We Owned the Night" and Hot Chelle Rae's mega-hit "Tonight Tonight". Lady A singer Charles Kelley sang along, holding his cup in the air, and the performance received a long standing ovation.

Kristen Bell & Toby Keith
make their entrance in a Red Solo Cup !

This was followed by  a surprising, star-filled opening segment that CMT fans have come to expect each year. Featuring political rivals, incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney chiming in on a satirical campaign between hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell.
They arrived at the stage in a huge replica of a red solo cup, in deference to Keith's hit song. (Photo)

CMT 2012 Awards stage  (Photo)

The night was filled with performances including:
Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You,"
Zac Brown Band - Performed their new single, "The Wind"
Pistol Annies perform "Takin' Pills'
at the CMT 2012 Awards

Pistol Annies – Miranda Lambert’s trio performed "Takin' Pills."  If references were counted, Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe would have been the big winners. Kristen Bell even performed her own audition for the group - "We've already named her Hollywood Annie," Lambert confided. "We just haven't told her." (Photo)

The Band Perry  - sang their latest single, "Postcard From Paris"

Little Big Town - rocked the boat with the summer anthem "Pontoon." (Photo - Photo)
Willie Nelson - made a rare appearance to perform "Roll Me Up" with Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson, Zac Brown Band and Darius Rucker who  joined him on stage to sing the ode to marijuana as a smoke machine rolled on high in the background. (Photo - Photo)
Kenny Chesney - introduced his new single "Come Over" to fans. 
Toby Keith – The co-host premiered his rollicking number "Beers Ago"
Carrie Underwood - wowed with "Good Girl."
Rascal Flatts - closed the show with "Banjo," featuring a mash-up surprise appearance by rock band Journey with whom the trio sang the classic hit "Don't Stop Believin'." 

For the first time ever, the show included two live outdoor performances, which allowed fans to pack the streets of downtown Nashville.  Hank Williams, Jr. got rowdy with Brad Paisley singing "I'm Going To Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams All Night Long" and Eric Church raised a glass to fans with "Drink In My Hand."   

For the fifth year in a row, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS featured a second concert stage sponsored by Nationwide Insurance that included performances by Lauren Alaina, Casey James, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore and The Farm.

CMT 2012 Awards Videos (Note - Viewable in America Only) –
Fan videos on this YouTube channel.

CMT Awards 2012 Fashion

A host of glamorous stars lit up the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards. It was something of a battle of the blondes as Kristen Bell, Denise Richards and Hayden Panettiere all competed in the style stakes.
The early standout of the evening was Carrie Underwood, nominated in four categories, who took the stage in a black sequined mini dress and black boots.

In Alphabetical order.....

Kristen Bell  - The 31-year old American actress gained fame and critical praise as the title role on the acclaimed television series Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007. She joined the cast of Gossip Girl as the off-screen titular narrator. On the red carpet posed up with her Parenthood actor fiancé Dax Shepard, who also dressed to the nines in a sparkling suit. (Happy couple Photo)

Kristen Bell
Credit: Michael Loccisano/WireImage

Kristen, the evening's host looked gorgeous in a shimmering gold embroidered Reem Acra gown from the designer's spring/summer 2012 collection and Graziela earrings. Although Kristen stands at just 5’1”, this elegant dress elongates her frame, making her seem just as statuesque as the runway model.

Smoky eyes, a bright pink pout and a faux wavy bob complete the look. (PhotoPhoto)

Jennie Garth - The 40-year old Illinois American actress and director is best known for starring in the prominent role of Kelly Taylor throughout the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. She currently stars in her own reality show, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country on CMT. The newly single reality star chose an iridescent teal cocktail dress by Gabriela Cadena from the label's spring/summer 2012 collection. (Photo)

Ashley Greene - The actress was at the ceremony to present with music artist Jake Owen the award for Best Video Collaboration, won by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for their hit single Remind Me. 25-year old Ashley is best known for playing Alice Cullen in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels. The Twilight star held her own alongside some of country music's biggest artists as she walked the red carpet.  The sultry 25-year-old starlet, brought some ethereal glamour, she stunned turning heads in a plunging dusty pink dress that accentuated her neckline and hugged her every curve.
Ashley was among those leading the fashion pack in the country capital of Nashville, Tennessee
Wearing a Donna Karan atelier dress accented with feathers swaying from her hemline, her look was youthful and chic paired with gold Nicholas Kirkwood heels and smokey eyes that lent a hint of vamp. Ashley kept her accessories minimal, her brunette locks waving loosely around a pair of gold earrings.
It should come as no surprise that the ‘Twilight’ actress donned another Donna Karan Atelier design for the occasion, as Ashley is the current face of DKNY.

Hayden Panettiere -  The 22 year old is a New York American actress, singer and model. She looked sweet, summery and adorable in a black floral top and cream swing skirt by Praven, which she skirt paired with an embellished Giorgio Armani bodice and black Christian Louboutin pumps.
Hayden who stars in upcoming TV show Nashville, styled her honey blonde hair into tight curls. (Photo Photo)

Denise Richards – Denise is an American actress and former fashion model. Richards was cast as the nuclear-physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. The blue-eyed beauty Bond Girl Denise  worked the carpet rivalled co-host Kristen Bell by parading her enviable pins in a cream strapless sequined mini dress by Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet. The cream colour of the frock accentuated the 41-year-old’s golden tan and she accessorised with glittering Christian Louboutin gold pumps and lashings of scarlet lipstick. (Photo Photo)

Lauren Alaina -  The American Idol “Wildflower” 2011 runner-up sported a sparkly black cocktail dress and bright blue shoes.   (Photo)
Laura Bell Bundy - The "Drop on By"/ “Giddy On Up” songstress got playful in a cocktail dress with a jeweled bodice and tulle ballerina skirt and pink heels.  (Photo)

Elizabeth Cook
Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Elizabeth Cook - The "All the Time" songstress dazzled in a silver sequin 3/4-length sleeve dress, which she paired with cowboy boots and an ivory clutch. (Photo - Photo)

Sarah Darling - The "Whenever it Rains"/ “Bad Habit” crooner wore a nude Jovani dress with black lacy overlay and complemented her ensemble with black sandals and gold statement jewels. (Photo)

Sara Evans -  The "A Little Bit Stronger" singer wore a draped Julian Joyce made by Mandalay gunmetal sequin dress with cold shoulders.

Rachel Holder - The 19-year old “Chocolate” /"In Your Arms” Country-Pop blonde beauty got flirty in a Jovani mini with a feathered skirt teamed with a pearlized clutch and gold metallic shoes.  (Photo)

Jessie James - The "When You Say My Name" singer flaunted her bod in a strapless mini teams with a gold purse, nude heels and a white cuff bracelet (Photo)

Toby Keith – The “Red Solo Cup” co-host opted for a very casual look. (Photo)

Jana Kramer -  Best known for her role of Alex Dupre on the television series, One Tree Hill. The Michigan "Why Ya Wanna" singer/actress turned country crooner shined in an eye-catching cap-sleeve embroidered PAVONI dress.

Skylar Laine  - The country finalist along with Colton Dixon were also invited to the ceremony.
Rising star Skylar showed she has already developed a unique red carpet style and sported a daring and dramatic silver dress with both long and short hemlines. (Photo)

The McClymonts -  Mollie sexed things up in a metallic bustier top, black leather leggings and matching pumps; Samantha brightened up in a plunging cobalt top paired with kelly green trousers and yellow accessories; newly pregnant Brooke chose a tile-print skirt, a billowy nude top and matching sandals. (Photo)

Kimberly Perry -  The Band Perry front woman wore a Basler black strapless ruffle gown.

Kellie Pickler - The American Idol’ alum "Red High Heels" songbird chose a daring nude, cleavage-enhancing Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2012 blush-coloured tiered dress with fringe details and metallic slingback peep-toe pumps. The daring v-neck, however, is a bit more revealing than we’re used to from the country sweetheart. The Gold platform Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and an armful of bangles match the dress’ gold accents. Tousled blonde hair and light pink lips finish the look. (PhotoPhoto)
The look was familiar as Brandy Norwood wore it to the 2012 Billboard Awards two weeks ago (Photo).

Pistol Annies
Credit: Michael Loccisano/WireImage

Pistol Annies – The Annie trio colour coordinated in black. Miranda Lambert kept things simple choosing a strapless Georges Hobeika Signature Collection dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, earrings by J/Hadley and bangles by Kara Ackerman. Angaleena Presley donned on off-the shoulder ruched dress while Ashley Monroe sported a sexy jumpsuit with a plunging neckline. (Photo)
Credit: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Grace Potter - The Grace Potter and the Nocturnals singer chose a KAUFMANFRANCO linear radiating gown color in onyx.  (Photo - Photo)

Rachel Reinert - The Gloriana singer donned a BCBGMAXAZRIA "Muse" color-blocked chiffon dress, which she accessorized with a statement ring.  (Photo)

Hillary Scott - The Lady Antebellum front woman showed off her assets in a plunging Herve Leger by Max Azria "Andrea" dress, which she paired with platform sandals, a gold clutch and David Webb jewelry. (Photo Band Photo)

Jordin Sparks -  She joined fellow ‘American Idol’ winner Carrie Underwood on the red carpet for the 2012 CMT Music Awards. The 22-year old American pop / R&B recording artist, songwriter and actress  rose to fame as the winner of the sixth season of American Idol. The singer looked whimsical wearing a floor-length fluttery chiffon Kevan Hall gown in shades of coral. Her gown combines ombre, cold-shoulder flutter sleeves, ruched detailing, a cascading ruffle and a flowing train which deepened in shade. Opting for a nude lip colour, the singer completed her look with tousled waves and a silver bracelet. (Photo - Photo)

Carrie Underwood
Credit: Michael Loccisano

Carrie Underwood -  She looked stunning for the country bash, where she was nominated for four gongs The "Good Girl" channeled her inner rockstar and looked every inch the leggy blonde at the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
Carrie was feeling edgy showed off some leg in a silver-and-black sequined Randi Rahm cocktail dress embellished with mini silver paillettes, rings and bangles by Tiffany & Co., Gio Diev ankle-cuff booties and carried Swarovski's black crystal Pure clutch. (PhotoPhoto)

Allison Alderson -  The Triple Crown beauty queen (Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America pageants) and Tennessee native brightened up in a turquoise ensemble and matching earrings.
Alderson is married to Jay DeMarcus, the bassist in the band Rascal Flatts.  (Photo)

Samantha Stephens - The CMT Radio host worked a strapless leopard print maxi dress and black jewelry.  (Photo)

Neal Schon of Journey arrived with Michaele Salahi of The Real Housewives of D.C -  (Photo
To view gallery photos of the CMT 2012 carpet go to
SOURCES: PR Newswire, Associated Press, Daily Mail, US Magazine, Getty Photos

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