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CMT Music Awards 2012: Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery Among Early Winners

June 7, 2012 (1:20 am) GMT
Underwood shares her trophy with Brad Paisley, McCreery wins his first CMT Music Awards, and Jason Aldean becomes the third winner of the evening.
CMT Music Awards 2012: Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery Among Early Winners

The 11th Annual CMT Music Awards has been kicked off at Bridgestone Arena, Tennessee on Wednesday night, June 6 with appearances by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The first winners of the evening were & and .

Carrie and Brad were awarded Collaborative Video of the Year, thanks to their duet in "Remind Me". The duo received their trophy from fellow country music singer and " Saga" actress .

Wearing a short spangled metallic dress, Carrie hugged her hubby before taking the stage with Brad arm in arm. "Did y'all see my husband hug him first," she jokingly said, to which Brad quickly clarified that there's nothing romantic between him and the hockey player.

They then thanked their fans, their spouses and director Deacon Flanigan during their speech. Brad additionally said, "I'd like to thank this beautiful woman for being in the video; otherwise, it's just a dork walking through the desert."

They beat & Grace Potter ("You and Tequila"), & ("Easy"), & ("Endless Love"), & ("Safe & Sound") and & ("Knee Deep").

Next, final nominees for Video of the Year were announced. The initial 10 contenders were narrowed down to 5; ("Dirt Road Anthem"), ("Red Solo Cup"), ("God Gave Me You"), Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars ("Safe & Sound"), and Carrie Underwood ("Good Girl").

After 's performance, was announced by as the winner for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year, thanks to "The Trouble With Girls" clip. He thanked his fans, director Roman White and his high school mates who appeared in the video.

The winner of "" season 10 won the prize over ("Country Must Be Country Wide"), ("Storm Warning"), ("Hell on Heels"), ("I Got You") and fellow "Idol" ("Georgia Peaches").

The third winner of the evening was presented by and Dario Franchitti to Jason Aldean. He nailed CMT Performance of the Year, beating , , Blake Shelton, & , and & Carrie Underwood. Like McCreery, this marked his first ever CMT Music Awards win.

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