These awards are better known as CMT Music Awards. To discuss these awards, first we will try to understand what CMT (Country Music Television) is. This is a cable television network which is mostly American music oriented. This network mostly includes music videos, reality programs, biography of Country music stars, etc.
One of the most popular television networks on music point of view. MTV is the owner of these Cable Television network. Now, move on to CMT Music Awards. These are the awards which covers country’s music and television performances. These awards were started in year 2002. These awards are completely awarded on Fan’s choice. And fans and viewers give votes to their favorite stars in the official site of CMT.
The live telecasts of these awards are telecasted on Country Music Television (CMT). This award takes places once in a year, and the venue of these awards is Nashville, Tennessee. These awards are different from other awards as it includes few non traditional categories like funny, sexy, patriotic videos, etc. Earlier these awards were known as CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, but in year 2005 the name of the show changes to CMT Awards. In year 2004, there was another category introduced in these awards that was ‘Johnny Cash Visionary Award’. This award was given to honor the innovation and vision in creating music.
The first recipient of this award was Reba McEntire. In 2007, another award was introduced in CMT Music Awards to recognize music not normally played on country radio; this award was named as Wide Open Country Video Award. And the first recipient of this award was Jack Ingrams for ‘Love You’.
Major categories of these awards are Video of the year, Male Video of the year, Female Video of the year, Johnny Cash Visionary Award, Duo Video of the year, Video Director of the year, Duo Video of the year, Group Video of the year, etc. Let’s speak about the 2009 CMT Music Awards. These awards were held at Nashville’s Sommet Center on 16 June 2009.
Host of this ceremony was Bill Engvall. Brad Paisley emerged on top with 3 awards in the categories of Male Video of the year for his video “Waitin’ on a Woman”, CMT performance of the year award and Collaborative Video of the year (shared with Keith Urban) for “Start a Band”. Taylor Swift also won 2 awards in categories of Video of the year and Female Video of the year for her video ‘Love Story’. Apart from these fans had also enjoyed three performances of Taylor swift. Duo of the year was won by Sugarland and Group of the year was won by Rascal Flatts.
From Above, we have tried to discuss CMT Music Awards with the help of brief history, major categories, New Awards Introduction and Winners of 2009 CMT Music Awards. Hope the above discussion is helpful for you people.