2012 CMT Award Highlights

This Is The Highlights From The 2012 CMT Music Awards According To HaleighT!

Last night was the 2012 CMT Music Awards. The party was rocking and everyone was ready to celebrate! Many people were awarded including Carrie Underwood who took home two buckles and Jason Aldean who won his very first ever buckle (how is that just happening?). The show went smoothly and there isn’t anything that I could complain about. I am however, finding it very hard to put my finger on one thing that stood out enough to be my favorite.

I was beyond happy when Matthew McConaughey showed his face during the opening video, but was shocked that President Obama and Governor Romney also made a cameo.

Luke Bryan was a winner and a giver last night. During his performance of “Drunk On You” he gave away his guitar to fan in the audience and when accepting his buckle for Male Video of the Year he shucked some camouflage undies and tossed them to the audience (an act that almost created a cat fight!).

The Zac Brown Band performed their brand-new single, “The Wind,” from their upcoming album Uncaged. It was a brilliant performance, they are a talented group of men!

The Pistol Annies got there first ever performance on the CMT Music Awards stage out of the way with “Takin’ Pills.” Miranda Lambert, one part of their all girl trio took home the buckle for Female Video of the Year to top off the girls exciting night.

Two of the most anticipated performances of the night were Hank Williams Jr. and Brad (Bradcephus) Paisley with “I’m Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams” and Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson and Zac Brown with “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die.”

Little Big Town got the crowd ready to hit the lake with “Pontoon” and before getting the biggest buckle of all, Video of the Year, presented to her by the one-and-only Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood rocked “Good Girl!”

All in all the show was a complete success! Congratulations to all the winners of the night and also to the nominees! To get the full list of those winners click HERE.

About HaleighT

HaleighT grew up in rural Sallisaw, Oklahoma, completely immersed in the country music lifestyle. She works with CMNB as our field assignment journalist, gathering concert reviews and exclusive interviews from every artist she can. When she's not out on the road, she's in our web studio filming "Takin' a Break With HaleighT" a short weekly opinion and news segment that launched in 2011.