The CMT Music Awards on June 5 really kicked summer into gear with an amazing show. There were so many great moments during country’s big night — browse through our gallery and see our favorites!
Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was on fire on June 5 for the 2013 CMT Music Awards as the country world proved they’re the blondes of the music industry — they have more fun! From Taylor Swift’s sexy performance to Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell’s awesome job hosting, it was definitely a night to remember.
CMT Music Awards Best Moments
The Best Performances
Umm, obviously we loved Taylor Swift’s performance. After great performances by Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan, it was Taylor’s turn to rock. She was back in her native genre, and seemed right at home singing “Red.” She was definitely dressed for the occasion in a sexy red and black corset/dress outfit with black short shorts. Talk about smoldering!
Now, Taylor was sexy, but Carrie Underwood was downright moving. The beautiful country singer dedicated the song “See You Again” to everyone in her home state of Oklahoma who has been struggling since the devastation of the recent tornadoes. It was an amazing, uplifting message and showed how country music can be truly inspiring.
The Collaboration Of The Night
We knew Nelly got down on some “Country Grammar,” but we weren’t expecting him to be able to crush an actual country song! With the help of Florida Georgia Line, the rapper rocked the stage with the unlikely but amazing collaboration remix of “Cruise.” Worlds collided in a weird way and we loved it — it was the perfect way to close the show!
Co-Hosts Kristin Bell & Jason Aldean Have A Great Night
And how about that opening skit? Not only did the co-hosts kill it, but basically everyone in the world made a hilarious cameo! Vince Vaughn, Kelsey Grammar, Dr. Drew, Blake Shelton, and many more showed up for a little therapy session that was a totally funny, unexpected treat.
The skit kicked off a great night for Kristen and Jason, as they were both energetic and had amazing chemistry for the whole ceremony. The way they tried to make fun of the stars during their opening monologue — and totally failed — was funny in its own right and was actually endearing. Jason’s not-so-successful stab at burning T-Swift was great, and Kristen’s failed attempt at mocking Carrie Underwood was worth the ovation it got.
It was a perfect end to their night when they sang a duet of the fan-chosen “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Ed Bruce.
Okay let’s be honest, there were definitely too many great moments to just pick one. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? What was your favorite moment?
— Andrew Gruttadaro