Record-Setters Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Cody Johnson and More at the 2022 CMT Awards
This time, it’s for her popular duet with Jason Aldean, “If I Didn’t Love You.”. Last year’s winner was “Hallelujah” with John Legend from her Christmas album, My Gift.
The duo also won for best collaborative video. Both musicians have won that award before. Brad Paisley (“Remind Me”), Miranda Lambert (“Somethin’ Bad”), and Keith Urban (“The Fighter”) are among the cast members. Aldean previously took home the award for “The Only Way I Know,” which he co-wrote with Luke Bryan and Eric Church.
These wins gave Underwood a career total of 25, more than any other artist.
In addition to winning male video of the year for “Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson also received a CMT digital first for “Dear Rodeo” from CMT Campfire Sessions. Johnson beat out three previous champions in the category: Luke Bryan (three times), Kane Brown (two times), and Thomas Rhett (six years ago).
“If I Was a Cowboy” won female video of the year. This is her sixth triumph in the category, second only to Underwood’s eight wins. Lambert knocked out last year’s winner, Gabby Barrett, for “Footprints on the Moon.” Barris won for “The Best” last year.
Maddie & Tae, who are usually bridesmaids but seldom the bride, won group/duo video of the year for “Woman You Got.” They beat out Dan + Shay, three-time duo video of the year winners, and Zac Brown Band and Old Dominion, former group video of the year winners. (The distinct group and pair awards have been combined for the second year.)
It was “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift. One of the album’s highlights is Taylor’s version. “Love Story” received two prizes in 2009: video of the year and female video of the year. It honours “iconic stars and their singles that not only stood the test of time, but also lately found new popularity,” according to CMT. “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)” won best family feature last year.
George Strait got his first CMT Music Award. He received CMT performance of the year, which is presented to a previous year’s CMT performance. CMT Giants: Charley Pride’s “Is Anyone Going to San Antone” won him the award. In April 1970, Pride’s version hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Singles list.
Parker McCollum’s “To Be Loved by You” beat off Tenille Arts’ “Back Then, Right Now” for the title. Awarded Female Video of the Year (Arts’ clip). Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, and Barrett have all won before.