CMT Awards Winners Announced; Vince Gill & Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield Due 7/30; Best American Roots Song Category Added to Grammys

Juli Thanki | June 6th, 2013

  • The CMT Awards were held last night (you can stream the whole thing if you missed it). Here are the winners:

Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Male Video of the Year: Blake Shelton, “Sure Be Cool if You Did”

Female Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Group Video of the Year: Lady Antebellum, “Downtown”

Duo Video of the Year: Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

Breakthrough Video of the Year: Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

Collaborative Video of the Year: Jason Aldean with Eric Church and Luke Bryan, “The Only Way I Know”

CMT Performance of the Year: Miranda Lambert, “Over You”

Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award: Hunter Hayes

  • Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s salute to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Bakersfield, will be released July 30 on MCA Nashville. (via press release)
  • Jason Isbell performed “Elephant” on SiriusXM Outlaw Country. Put headphones on if you’re around small children unless you want them to learn an exciting new word.
  • Patty Griffin visited WFUV to play “Don’t Let Me Die in Florida.”
  • Jewly Hight wrote the new Nashville Scene cover story on Kacey Musgraves.
  • Brian Mansfield recaps Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman.
  • Chuck Dauphin shines The 615 spotlight on The Statesboro Revue.
  • Bonnie Whitmore’s sophomore album, There I Go Again, will be released next Tuesday. (via press release)
  • The 2014 Grammys will include a few new categories, including Best American Roots Song. From the press release: A songwriter’s award, it will encompass all of the subgenres of the Field (Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, regional roots music), and puts the Field in line with the Rock, Rap, R&B, Country, and Gospel/CCM Fields, all of which have songwriters’ awards. 
  • Check out Mavis Staples’ new music video:

  1. Dave D.
    June 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Have my reading comprehension skills deteriorated that much, or is something missing from the Late Night Jam article?

    ‘”There’s just one rule,” Stuart told the Ryman Auditorium audience …’

    What might that rule be?

  2. Bruce
    June 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

    The husband/wife Shelton/Lambert wins again. What a shock! For my taste, glad I missed this.

  3. Barry Mazor
    June 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

    David D, I asked Brian Mansfield about Marty Stuart’s “one rule” mystery, and he’s replied:

    “The rule was a question: ‘Do you trust me?’”

    So I guess the rule was “Trust me.”

  4. Rick
    June 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    The Hot Club of Cowtown is performing in Nashville tonight at 3rd and Linsley! I don’t think the average Fan Fair attendee would quite appreciate their music…

    I’m off to see the son of Merle Travis named Thom Bresh tonight to hear some amazing guitar picking. It’s a shame such a talented guy is such an unknown name outside of the realm of acoustic guitar players. His stories about his father and Chet Atkins are worth the price of admission.Oh well…

    It’s nice to see that Kacey Musgrave’s second radio single “Blowin’ Smoke” has already hit the Top 30 at AirHead Country Radio. Her label and manager steered her in the right direction in choosing this song over “Follow Your Arrow”.

    Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam sounds like it was a fantastic “show” as per Eddie Stubb’s prediction! (lol) I would have attended just to see Don Maddox step it up and go! Where were the Quebe Sisters? Hmm…

  5. Janice Brooks
    June 7, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Hot Club or Thom Bresh you won’t go wrong.

  6. Dave D.
    June 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks, Barry. It looks like the article has been edited to make things clearer since I first read it. Maybe your question prompted the clarification.

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