Keith Urban found redemption at the 2017 CMT Music Awards

keithurbanfeat3-770x433After walking away empty-handed at the Grammy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year, Keith Urban found redemption at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, picking up four honors including video of the year for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”

The country star also won male video, collaborative video and social superstar of the year at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

“I love making music, I love making videos … who knows how long you get to do it,” said Urban, who also thanked his fans and his actress-wife Nicole Kidman, who sat in the audience.

“I’m just trying to make a connection,” he said.

keith-urban-the-fighter-carrie-underwoodUrban also performed, singing his disco-flavored hit “The Fighter” with Carrie Underwood, who continued to dominate as the most awarded act in the history of the CMT Awards with 17 wins.

She won female video of the year for “Church Bells” and collaborative video for “The Fighter.”

Carrie-Underwood-CMT-Awards-2017“Thank you God for so many incredible blessings that we have in our lives … we are so grateful and we are so blessed,” said Underwood, who is married to Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators, who are competing in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins (Game 5 is Thursday).

“Go Preds,” she said.

Others paired up for collaborative performances throughout the night. Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Derek Trucks kicked off the show with a rocking tribute to southern rocker Gregg Allman, who died last month at age 69.

Peter Frampton sang outdoors with Brothers Osborne;

The Chainsmokers and duo video of the year winners Florida Georgia Line performed the energetic “Last Day Alive,” which was pre-taped Tuesday; and Earth, Wind & Fire partnered with Lady Antebellum to close the awards show.

Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo, who won CMT performance of the year for “Want to Want Me” from their “CMT Crossroads” special, performed the pop song onstage as well as Bryan’s slow groove, “Strip It Down.”

The CMT Awards didn’t only include singers from other genres; Hollywood stars also attended, including Ashton Kutcher.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Katherine Heigl sported pink sunglasses while Miranda Lambert sang “Pink Sunglasses” onstage. Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini also performed during the show. Little Big Town, who also sang, won group video of the year for “Better Man,” their No. 1 hit that was written by Taylor Swift.

Band member Karen Fairchild thanked the group’s fans “for making this such a big hit.”

Lauren Alaina, who placed second on “American Idol” in 2011, won breakthrough video of the year for her No. 1 hit, “Road Less Traveled.”

“Reba McEntire just gave me an award so that’s pretty crazy,” said the shocked 22-year-old singer. After thanking people she gave Jesus a shout-out.

“I should have said that first. Sorry God,” she said.

CMTAWARDSimages

Video of the Year

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

Male Video of the Year

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

Female Video of the Year

“Church Bells,” Carrie Underwood

Duo Video of the Year

“H.O.L.Y.,” Florida Georgia Line

Group Video of the Year

“Better Man,” Little Big Town

“Road Less Traveled,” Lauren Alaina

Collaborative Video of the Year

“The Fighter,” Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood

CMT Performance of the Year

“Want to Want Me,” Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan

Video of the Year
Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country”
Brad Paisley – “Today”
Brett Eldredge – “Wanna Be That Song”
Carrie Underwood – “Church Bells”
Cole Swindell – “Middle Of A Memory”
Dierks Bentley and Elle King – “Different For Girls”
Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.”
Jon Pardi – “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini – “Peter Pan”
Little Big Town – “Better Man”
Luke Bryan – “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
Miranda Lambert – “Vice”
Thomas Rhett – “Star Of The Show”

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood –  “Church Bells” — WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini – “Peter Pan”
Lauren Alaina – “Road Less Traveled”
Maren Morris – “80s Mercedes”
Miranda Lambert – “Vice”
Reba McEntire – “Back To God”

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton – “Came Here To Forget”
Eric Church – “Record Year”
Jason Aldean – “Lights Come On”
Keith Urban – “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — WINNER
Luke Bryan – “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
Thomas Rhett – “Star Of The Show”

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich feat. Tim McGraw – “Lovin’ Lately”
Brothers Osborne – “21 Summer”
Dan + Shay – “How Not To”
Florida Georgia Line – “H.O.L.Y.” — WINNER
LoCash – “I Know Somebody”

Group Video of the Year
Eli Young Band – “Saltwater Gospel”
Lady Antebellum – “You Look Good”
Little Big Town – “Better Man” — WINNER
Midland – “Drinkin’ Problem”
Old Dominion – “Song For Another Time”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country”
Chris Young feat. Vince Gill – “Sober Saturday Night”
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King –  “Different For Girls”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw – “May We All”
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – “The Fighter” — WINNER
Kenny Chesney with P!nk – “Setting The World On Fire”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Jon Pardi – “Dirt on My Boots”
Kane Brown – “Used to Love You Sober”
Lauren Alaina – “Road Less Traveled” — WINNER
Luke Combs – “Hurricane”
RaeLynn – “Love Triangle”

CMT Performance of the Year
Jason Aldean – “Hicktown” (From CMT Concert of the Summer)
Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan – “Want To Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads) — WINNER
John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker – “Pink Houses” (From CMT Crossroads)
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris – “80s Mercedes” (From CMT Crossroads)
Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini – “You’re Still The One/Any Man of Mine/Man I Feel Like A Woman” (from CMT Artists of the Year)
Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett – “Close” (From CMT Crossroads)

Social Superstar of the Year
Brett Eldredge
Jake Owen
Keith Urban — WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini
Lauren Alaina
Thomas Rhett

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