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2011 CMT Music Awards: Sugarland, Justin Bieber, Miranda Lambert Are Early Winners

June 9, 2011 (1:31 am) GMT
Sugarland win Duo Video of the Year, Bieber receives Collaborative Video of the Year, and Lambert is honored with Female Video of the Year.

The 10th Annual CMT Music Awards has been officially kicked off when a "Thelma & Louise" parody starring and was played at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Hosted by , the star-studded show began announcing its winner. And the first award of the evening went to .

Duo and Kristian Bush won Duo Video of the Year, thanks to their hilarious music video "Stuck Like Glue" which stars "" actor . They beat ("Last Night Again"), ("Barton Hollow"), ("Wildflower") and ("Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not").

Jennifer who wore a black little dress with one-off shoulder said this is the most fun awards show. Coming to the stage with Kristian to collect the prize from presenters John Rich and , she also thanked their fans and video director Declan Whitebloom. Fans cheered when the duo retreated backstage.

Next, the shortlist of Video of the Year nominees were announced, including , , , Sugarland and Taylor Swift on the battle. Then, and 's Pat Monahan teamed up to announce the winner for Collaborative Video of the Year.

won the award, sharing it with his partners from and marking his first CMT win. Dressing in a casual outfit with his backwards hat, he said he felt honored to be there and credited his mom, his family and Rascal Flatts for the winning. In response to Bieber's speech, Gary LeVox and his bandmates said they have a Bieber Fever.

The third award of the evening was presented by "" winner Hines Ward and Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews to and . They won Performance of the Year over the likes of , and .

Two other early winners were and . The former snatched Breakthrough Video of the Year, and the latter got Female Video of the Year. The wife of who was absent from the show pushed aside , , Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift.

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