How many of you were more than a little disappointed with the CMT Video Awards program last night? I know I was. I don’t mean just because some of the people I voted for didn’t win – I mean the whole show in general. It just didn’t seem to be as interesting as in years pasts. And it really wasn’t as entertaining.
I don’t think Miley and Billy Ray were the right choice for hosts either. I know she is a teenager – but did she have to act like one? Sorry, Miley, I just didn’t think you did a great job.
Here are the winners – Video of the Year – “Our Song”, Taylor Swift. I like Taylor. I just wouldn’t have given her that award. It wasn’t the best out of those nominated. She obviously has a lot of fans. Taylor also took Female Video of the Year.
Duo Video of the Year – Sugarland for “Stay”. I really like these guys, and I like most of their songs; “Stay” isn’t one of my favorites – but I’m glad they won.
Male video of the Year – Trace Adkins, “I Got My Game On”. Way to go Trace. I think he’s really been ignored by the ACM and CMA awards over the past several years – so was happy that the fans voted for him. I also thought it was nice that Trace thanked country radio. I believe he was the only one that did that. Rodney Carrington got the award for Supporting Character in a Video for this Trace video, too.
And the winner of the Wide Open Country Video (such an odd category, I think they invented that one for the winners) … Allison Krauss and Robert Plant, “Gone, Gone, Gone”. That one is just not my kind of country. But I’ve always liked Allison.
The Collaborative Video of the Year went to LeAnn Rimes, with Bon Jovi, for “Nothin’ Better to Do”.
Kellie Pickler ended up on top for “I Wonder” in the Tearjerker Video of the Year, the CMA Performance of the Year, and the Breakthrough Video of the Year. Ok, ok, it wasn’t a bad song. But three awards? I was kind of hoping that Bucky Covington would get the Breakthrough Video award for “Different World”. It was good! And I voted… a lot! Sorry, Bucky, maybe next year.
And the Comedy Video of the Year went to Brad Paisley. I don’t think anyone would say he wasn’t deserving of that award.
And last, we had the Video Director of the Year – that award went to Michael Salomon, and his videos included Toby Keith’s High Maintenance Woman; Trace Adkins, I Got My Game On; and Toby Keith, Love Me If You Can.
And here’s a picture of Bucky – just cause I think he should have won, and cause he’s cute. (I’m not sure who took this one, but it’s one of mine, one of Brittany’s or one of Winnie’s. Enjoy.) And remember, for all the best Bucky pictures and news, visit Buckymaina!
Am I being too critical, or does anyone out there agree with me? Who didn’t win that you would have liked to see win? Did you guys like Miley and Billy Ray in their hosting roles?
Always look forward to hearing form each of you. Have good Wednesday – and in spite of the past few days, “Think Spring.”