Exclusive: CelebSecrets4U Attends the 2013 CMT Music Awards – Get the Scoop!

2013 CMT Music AwardsThe CelebSecrets4U team packed their bags and headed down south for one of the biggest night in Music City– the2013 CMT Music Awards.

Nashville’s iconic Bridgestone Arena was packed with country music fans, special guests, and A-List celebrities for the unofficial CMA Fest kickoff event. The night began with co-host Jason Aldean performing the classic hit with rockerLenny Kravitzsetting an explosive tone for the night. Following Jason and Lenny’s timeless performance, a star-filled segment featuring co-hostKristen Bell, Lorraine Bracco, Dr. Drew, Kelsey Grammer, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, RebaandVince Vaughnhit the screen. Aldean and Bell then kicked off the ret of the party with a night filled with musical mashups and stand-out moments.

For the first time, the CMT Music Awardsincluded three back-to-back performances, all from different locations:Hunter Hayesperformed his newest single, I Want Crazy, from an outdoor stage in the heart of downtown surrounded by fans who wore sunglasses with the word CRAZY whileLuke Bryansang his hit, Crash My Party, from Nashvilles famous honky tonk, The Stage; andTaylor Swiftended the trifecta with a dazzling, choreographed number inside the arena to her latest hit, Red.Other performances throughout the night includedDarius Ruckerschart-topping single, Wagon Wheel, performed withLady Antebellum; a powerful rendition of Fleetwood Macs classic hit, The Chain, byLittle Big Town,featuringKeith Urban,Mamas Broken Heart. byMiranda Lambert,Blowin Smoke, byKacey Musgraves,andJason Aldean‘sNight Train, an outdoor performance that featured fireworks in downtown Nashville. Lady Antebellumperformed their latest single, Goodbye Town;Keith Urbanrocked the house with his new single Little Bit Of Everything; whileCarrie Underwooddelivered a commanding performance honoring the victims of the fatal tornadoes in her home state Oklahoma with her new single, See You Again, that she performed with a 24-voice choir from Nashville Christ Church.Closing the two-and-a-half hour show,Florida Georgia Linewere joined by rapperNelly, performing their summer anthem Cruise.

For the sixth year in a row, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS featured a second concert stage sponsored by Nationwide Insurance that included performances byAshley Monroe,Cassadee Pope,Dustin Lynch,Kree Harrison,Love and TheftandRandy Houser.

For the awards,Carrie Underwoodwalked away with theCMT MUSIC AWARDS biggest title of the night, winning VIDEO OF THE YEAR for her hit, Blown Away. Miranda Lambertwas a two-time winner, scoring FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR for the fourth consecutive year, this time for Mamas Broken Heart and a second win for CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR for Over You.Blake Sheltontook home a buckle for MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR for Sure Be Cool If You Did; and newcomersFlorida GeorgiaLinewon two buckles for DUO OF THE YEAR and BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR for their smash hit, Cruise.Lady Antebellum won GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR for Downtown; and co-host Jason Aldean, along with Luke Bryan and Eric Church won CMT COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR for Only Way I Know.

We have to say that theCMT Music Awardsare one of the shows we look forward to each year. In our opinion, this year’s show was the best CMT Music Awards we have ever attended! We can’t WAIT to see what will happen next year!

The 2013 CMT Music Awardswill re-air on the following days/times: Thursday, June 6 at 9:00pm.; Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

To check out photos from the2013 CMT Music Awardsred carpet, click here.

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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