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Blake Shelton Says Award Shows Are 'Beginning to Lose Credibility'

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After winning Collaborative Video of the Year with Gwen Stefani for "Nobody But You" during the 2020 CMT Music Awards, Blake Shelton spoke about the importance of fan-voted award shows. While he didn't name names, the country star said he believes some award shows have lost credibility.

"I really do believe that these awards shows are beginning to lose credibility over the last few years and fan-voted awards to me are really the only stand-up awards shows left in our industry it feels like sometimes," Shelton said during his acceptance speech. "Because you guys are the ones who buy the records, you come to the shows, and you vote on all these things. We love y'all so much."

The 2020 CMT Music Awards, hosted by Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and Sarah Hyland, aired on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The show was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas.

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Shelton and Stefani also released the song "Happy Anywhere" this year. Shelton released his most recent album Fully Loaded: God's Country in 2019.

2020 CMT Music Award Winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 and announced in-show.

  • Carrie Underwood - "Drinking Alone" -- WINNER
  • Keith Urban - "Polaroid"
  • Kelsea Ballerini - "homecoming queen?"
  • Luke Combs - "Beer Never Broke My Heart"
  • Miranda Lambert - "Bluebird"
  • Tanya Tucker - "Bring My Flowers Now"

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Ashley McBryde - "One Night Standards"
  • Carrie Underwood - "Drinking Alone" -- WINNER
  • Gabby Barrett - "I Hope"
  • Kelsea Ballerini - "homecoming queen?"
  • Maren Morris - "The Bones"
  • Miranda Lambert - "Bluebird"

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Jason Aldean - "Got What I Got"
  • Luke Bryan - "One Margarita" -- WINNER
  • Luke Combs - "Even Though I'm Leaving"
  • Morgan Wallen - "Chasin' You (Dream Video)"
  • Sam Hunt - "Hard To Forget"
  • Thomas Rhett - "Remember You Young"

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Lady A - "Champagne Night"
  • Little Big Town - "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"
  • Midland - "Cheatin' Songs (Live From the Palomino)"
  • Old Dominion - "One Man Band" -- WINNER
  • The Chicks - "Gaslighter"
  • The Highwomen - "Crowded Table"

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brothers Osborne - "All Night (Studio Performance)"
  • Dan + Shay - "I Should Probably Go To Bed" -- WINNER
  • Florida Georgia Line - "Blessings"
  • LOCASH - "One Big Country Song"
  • Maddie & Tae - "Die From A Broken Heart"

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist's major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Blanco Brown - "The Git Up"
  • Caylee Hammack - "Family Tree"
  • Gabby Barrett - "I Hope" -- WINNER
  • Ingrid Andress - "More Hearts Than Mine"
  • Riley Green - "I Wish Grandpas Never Died"
  • Travis Denning - "After a Few"

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani - "Nobody But You" -- WINNER
  • Carly Pearce and Lee Brice - "I Hope You're Happy Now"
  • Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber - "10,000 Hours"
  • Kane Brown featuring Nelly - "Cool Again"
  • Marshmello and Kane Brown - "One Thing Right"
  • Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi - "Beer Can't Fix"

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde - "One Night Standards"
  • From CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs - "Brand New Man"
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young - "Drowning" -- WINNER
  • From CMT Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini - "Graveyard"
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt - "Fancy"
  • From CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton - "Tell Me When It's Over"

 

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