CMT Music Awards 2017

For the latest photos and other fashion updates, check back here before the awards show airs live on CMT at 8 p.m.

Who knew country and dance music could blend together so effortlessly?

CMTWednesday evening on the not-so-red carpet, Chris Lane echoed the sentiments of many who've come before him: the CMT Music Awards are not your mama's awards show! "Sorry, God! Everybody, thank you so much".

Keith Urban was a top nominee going into the show, and he cleaned up Wednesday night (June 7), winning a handful of prizes including the night's biggest, video of the year, for "Blue Ain't Your Color".

He also had a special message for his wife: "I want to say a massive thank you to my wife Nicole".

Carrie Underwood is the most awarded act in the history of the CMT Awards with 17 wins.

"I remember when he first played it for me, and I started to cry because. he writes these things - they come out of, I don't know - and they're like handsome gifts", People Magazine reported her saying at the time.

Additionally, Urban took home Social Superstar of the Year Award, reported Billboard. "This awards show is really cool, because it's voted on by you guys". Add in the fact that Underwood's husband plays for the Nashville Predators, which are competing for the Stanley Cup, and her camera time only went up.

Florida Georgia Line was nominated in a handful of categories tonight, including nods for Duo Video of the Year and the coveted Video of the Year Award.

Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo fired up the audience with an encore version of this year's CMT Performance of the Year victor, the Derulo hit "Want to Want Me". "Because I don't get nervous when I take the stage, but I think where the nerves are, is knowing there's gonna be other artists in the room watching".

As for Urban's extremely talented wife, Kidman also responded to the Emmy buzz surrounding her role in HBO's Big Little Lies, calling this past year "unbelievable".

  • Salvatore Jensen