Every thing is larger in Texas! Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown took dwelling the highest honor of Video of the 12 months on the 2023 CMT Music Awards on Sunday, April 2.
“Oh, my gosh! First off, I’m so nervous,” Katelyn, 30, stated. ” That is all so new to me and after we recorded this music a 12 months in the past, I by no means in my life would ever suppose this was going to occur. However I simply wish to say thanks a lot to my superb husband. I like you. That is so particular that we get to share this collectively each night time, and I like you a lot.”
The Browns shared a kiss earlier than Kane took the mic. “I’ll be fast. I simply wish to say thanks to the followers who voted,” the Tennessee native, 29, stated. “I wish to say thanks to Sony [and] my superior supervisor, Martha. That is Alex Alvga. He moved right here from Barcelona. He needed to be a video director. He’s executed, like, all of my music movies. He’s making the American Dream come true.”
The Video of the 12 months winners — who married in 2018 and share daughters Kingsley, 3, and Kodi, 14 months — have been up towards steep competitors, beating out Blake Shelton (“No Physique”), Carrie Underwood (“Hate My Coronary heart”), Cody Johnson (“Human”), HARDY that includes Lainey Wilson (“Wait within the Truck”), married couple (“Thank God”) and Morgan Wallen (“You Proof”).
Earlier than studying who took dwelling the coveted trophy, followers have been handled to an evening of nation music performances and genre-mixing duets.
Alanis Morissette was joined by the night time’s most-nominated artist, Wilson, 30, who earned four nominations for the 2023 show. The twosome teamed up with Ingrid Andress, Madeline Edwards and Morgan Wade to sing Morissette’s iconic 1995 hit “You Oughta Know” for the gang.
Carly Pearce, in the meantime, took the stage with Gwen Stefani for a country-pop duet that wowed followers. Shania Twain, who was honored with the 2023 CMT Equal Play Award, demanded consideration when she sang for the rowdy viewers — and that was simply the tip of the iceberg.
For the primary time in CMT Music Awards historical past, the awards present befell on the Moody Heart in Austin, Texas. The memorable event was cohosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane who’ve each turn out to be staples on the music occasion.
The “Mountain With a View” songstress, 30, has now emceed 4 CMT Music Awards, whereas the “What Ifs” crooner has been a part of the internet hosting duo for 3 years.
As in years’ previous, followers waited all night time lengthy to see who would take dwelling the Video of the 12 months title, a class that Underwood, 40, has dominated in latest historical past.
The “Before He Cheats” songstress had 25 CMT Music Wins — essentially the most within the awards present’s historical past — heading into the 2023 occasion after taking home the Video of the Year trophy last year. She shared the 2022 honor with Jason Aldean for his or her duet, “If I Didn’t Love You.”
“Thanks a lot,” Underwood stated in April 2022. “Thanks, followers. I imply, this belongs to you.”
Aldean, for his half, gushed over the win, noting it was the primary time he’d been dubbed Video of the 12 months winner.
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“I believe Carrie and I type of hit the scene on the similar time. The truth that you guys care sufficient about us this a few years into our careers to vote for us and care sufficient about what we’re doing, to nonetheless take heed to the music and vote for us means the world to me,” the “Big Green Tractor” crooner, 46, stated on the time. “Thanks guys a lot.”