The hottest names in country music were honored at the 2017 CMT Music Awards on June 7, but only one singer could take home the most coveted award of the night for Video Of The Year — and, this year, it was Keith Urban for ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’!
Congratulations are in order for Keith Urban! The country superstar won the biggest award of the night at the CMT Music Awards on June 7, taking home the honor for Video of the Year for his hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Fans have been voting for their favorite video for weeks, and, obviously, Keith was thrilled when his name was announced as the big winner. “I don’t know what to say,” he gushed. “This award is for every body watching that voted for this, every body here in the room. This is for all you guys. Every body outside who couldn’t get in, every body that comes to see us play in concert. I wish blessings for all of you and your families and I love making music. I love making videos, I love making records, I love writing songs, I love touring, I love what I get to do, maybe more than ever right now, because who knows how long you get to do it. It’s called playing music, not working music. So, I love what I get to do, and you guys allow me to do that when you guys listen to this music and connect with it. That’s all I’m trying to do.”
Some of the biggest names in country music were nominated in the category, and on the day of the awards ceremony, it was narrowed down to seven finalists. Keith had some tough competition as he was up against Carrie Underwood (“Church Bells”), Cole Swindell (“Middle of a Memory”), Florida Georgia Line (“H.O.L.Y”), Luke Bryan (“Huntin, Fishin, & Lovin’ Every Day”), Miranda Lambert (“Vice”) and various country artists of Then, Now & Forever (“Forever Country”). It’s certainly an honor to take this one home! Meanwhile, Keith also won for Male Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year AND Social Superstar. No big deal!
Only a handful of artists have won the Video of the Year award in the last 15 years of the CMT Awards — Kenny Chesney (2), Toby Keith (2), Keith (2, before tonight), Carrie (6), Taylor Swift (3) and Tim McGraw (1). Congrats, Keith!
HollywoodLifers, which video was your favorite of 2017?