Carrie Underwood Dominates the 2015 CMT Music Awards – Full Recap Inside!

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Country musics wildest party of the year turned it up a notch as hostsErinAndrewsandBrittany Snowled a star-studded event at the 2015 CMT Music Awards live from Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena.Carrie Underwoodowned the night winning three coveted buckle awards, setting a new record with four consecutive wins in a row (her sixth total) for Video of the Year for Something in the Water. She also scored two additional awards for Female Video of the Year for Something in the Water, and collaborative video of the year withMiranda Lambertfor Somethin Bad. With a grand total of 13 awards, Underwood now holds more awards than any other artist in the shows history. Prior to winning Video of the Year, she delivered a flawless performance of her smash hit, Little Toy Guns, for the first time on television.

Other winners of the fan-voted awards includedLuke Bryanfor Male Video of the Year for Play It Again,Lady Antebellumfor Group Video of the Year for Bartender,Florida Georgia Linefor Duo Video of the Year for Dirt,Sam Huntfor Breakthrough Video of the Year for Leave the Night On, and rock legendBob SegerandJason Aldeanfor CMT Performance of the Year for Turn The Page from CMT Crossroads.

Lady Antebellumkicked off the party and were joined by none other thanZeddfor an unprecedented country/EDM mash-up of their latest smash Long Stretch of Love and his powerhouse new single Beautiful Now.

HostsErin AndrewsandBrittany Snowkept the crowd laughing all night long. They opened with Erin showcasing an illuminating flip-book of photos proving once and for all shesCarrie UnderwoodsBFF, while Brittany was joined by the Beltones from Belmont University for a timely a cappella salute to women in country music. Later in the night, CMT premiered an original digital short proving that half the fun is actually getting to the show. Erin and Brittany hitched a ride via a new car service, Guuber, withArnold Schwarzeneggeras the driver. Along the way, they picked up a homelessTom Arnold. Elsewhere other Guuber driverSteven TylerserenadedAlan Jackson, and The Late Late ShowsJames Cordenjammed with passengerJustin BiebertoLuke Bryans Country Girl (Shake It for Me).Kristen Bell,Hunter Hayes,Big & RichandRick Springfieldalso made special appearances.

Rebamade a triumphant return to the CMT Music Awards stage after a 10-year absence to earn a standing ovation for her self-empowerment anthem Going Out Like That.Keith Urbanwowed fans with his just-released singleJohn Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 live for the first time on television while his wifeNicole Kidmansang along from the stands,Luke Bryanunapologetically swaggered through an in-your-face performance of his hit Kick the Dust Up, andJake Owencrowd-surfed his way onto the stage to deliver an eye-popping performance of his new single Real Life, accompanied by an army of dancers, colorful bouncing balls and even larger-than-life donuts and pizza slices.

Kenny Chesney,Darius RuckerandFlorida GeorgiaLinetook the party to the streets of downtown Nashville, whileJason Aldean,Zac Brown Band, Eric ChurchandSam Huntkept the crowd inside the Bridgestone Arena on their feet. Go toCMT.comto watch and share performances.

For the eighth year in a row, the CMT Music Awards featured a second concert stage sponsored by Nationwide that included performance from some of countrys hottest new artists includingA Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie and TaeandRaeLynn.

Presenters for the awards included rapper-singer-songwriterAloe Blacc, Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of CMTs upcoming series Still The KingBilly Ray Cyrus, Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope,Nashville starCharles EstenandChris Carmack, Cole Swindell, David Spade(as Joe Dirt),Hunter Hayes,CMTs Next Women of Country performerJana Kramer,actressJenna Dewan-Tatum,Houston Texans defensive endJJ Watt,CMTs I Love Kellie Pickler starKellie Pickler, Little Big Town, American Idol winnerNick Fradiani,actressNikki Reed,Army veteranNoah Galloway,Walking Dead starNorman Reedus, comedianRon White,actress and Dancing with the Stars championRumer Willis,Sara Evans,Thomas Rhett,Tom Arnoldand Triple Crown winning jockeyVictor Espinoza.

Fans at home got their first looks at CMTs first late night show, The Josh Wolf Show, premiering tomorrow night at 11pm ET/PT andBilly Ray Cyrusnew scripted comedy, Still The King premiering on CMT early next year.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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