Gretchen Wilson Takes the CMT Music Awards

Published: 2005-04-13
On Monday, April 11th, all of country music's biggest names jammed themselves into one Nashville room to celebrate the industry and all its players at the CMT Music Awards. Unsurprisingly, Aussie, Keith Urban, walked away with the biggest award of the night: Video of the Year for "Days Go By"; he also performed at the event, securing a pile of female hearts as well.

America's Gretchen Wilson didn't make too poor a showing either. She scooped up the statues (that come in the form of a belt buckle) for Breakthrough Video for "Redneck Woman" and Female Video for "When I Think About Cheating". Canada's Alison Krauss also was a winner, along with Brad Paisley for their collaboration "Whiskey Lullaby".

Voted on by the fans, the CMT Awards (formerly the Flameworthy Awards) also handed out Most Inspiring Video to Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying", destined to be the theme song at many a high school graduation this year. Receiving the Johnny Cash Visionary Award was Loretta Lynn, who is as an equally influential figure as Cash himself.

The winners of the 2005 CMT Music Awards:

Video of the Year: Keith Urban "Days Go By"
Breakthrough Video of the Year: Gretchen Wilson "Redneck Woman"
Collaborative Video of the Year: Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss "Whiskey Lullaby"
Group/Duo Video of the Year: Rascal Flatts "Feels Like Today"
Hottest Video of the Year: Toby Keith "Whiskey Girl"
Most Inspiring Video of the Year: Tim McGraw "Live Like You Were Dying"
Female Video of the Year: Gretchen Wilson "When I Thin About Cheatin' "
Johnny Cash Visionary Award: Loretta Lynn
Male Video of the Year: Kenny Chesney "I Go Back"
Video Director of the Year: Rick Schroder "Whiskey Lullaby"

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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