Keith Urban wins big at CMT Awards, Underwood makes history

Keith Urban was the big victor at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, which took place at Nashville's Music City Center on Wednesday night. In addition to her collaboration with Urban, Underwood also won Female Video of the Year for her song "Church Bells".

She continued to dominate the CMT Awards, where she has won 17 times.

Country fans have seen Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood sing "The Fighter" at a couple of awards shows already; they've seen Urban sing it solo and with a special guest or two.

The singer has now earned seven CMT Music Awards throughout his career.

She won female video of the year for "Church Bells" and collaborative video for 'The Fighter'.

The performance featured Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Derek Trucks performing the 1971 bluesy Southern rock jam "Midnight Rider".

This year's CMT Awards show was hosted by Nashville star Charles Esten and featured performances by Thomas Rhett, TheVoice coach Blake Shelton, former Nashville Star finalist Miranda Lambert, and Brett Eldredge.

"It was a fun challenge", Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard said Tuesday of working with the Chainsmokers. Earth Wind & Fire closed out the show with Lady Antebellum with a country funk mash-up of "You Look Good" and "September".

The Chainsmokers, who taped their performance Tuesday, collaborated with Florida Georgia Line on a song called "Last Day Alive", off the duo's album "Memories ..." "Go Preds", she said, referring to Fisher's Nashville Predators team who are now taking part in the Stanley Cup. Although they had previously performed the pop-flavored hit on the Grammys and the Academy of Country Awards, the pair this time stripped down and slowed down the start of the fast-paced love song, giving it a new poignancy before they revved it up to full speed.

  • Salvatore Jensen