CMT Music Awards: Tim McGraw Wins Top Prize
The 2016 CMT Music !wards were held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Wednesday night and celebrated the best music videos in country music.
2016 CMT Music Awards: Winners List
Tim McGraw took home the top honor – Video of the Year – beating out favorite Carrie Underwood, who has won the prize six out of the last nine shows. McGraw’s win came for the “Humble and Kind” video, which features footage from an Oprah Winfrey TV series.
Though Underwood didn’t win Video of the Year, she did pick up trophies for Female Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year for “Smoke Break.”
Best Male Video of the Year went to Thomas Rhett for “Die a Happy Man.” New country music favorite Chris Stapleton won the Breakthrough Video Award for “Fire Away” and Little Big Town unsurprisingly won for Best Duo or Group Video for “Girl Crush.”
Though Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” missed out on the Best Male Video award, The Voice mentor did get named the CMT Social Superstar of the Year, which he accepted with humor.
”That’s not what I was going for, but what the hell? I like to have a few drinks and get on Twitter every now and then,” he said. “I didn’t know you could paid for that. … See kids — something for y’all to strive for.”