Taylor Swift may be the princess of country music, but Carrie Underwood proved she was the not-that-much-older queen at last night’s CMT Music Awards. The former “American Idol” left the fan-voted show with two prizes, including the top honor of “Video of the Year” for her song “Cowboy Casanova.” This is the second time she has won the award—she won in 2007 for “Before He Cheats,” one of my biggest guilty pleasure songs of all time. But in that two-year gap, Swift dominated the awards, taking home the top prize wins for “Our Song” and “Love Story.” Many expected the teen would have another big year at the CMTs with “You Belong With Me.” But instead, Swift left empty-handed. Which might be a first for the songstress who usually leaves award shows clutching a fistful of trophies. Underwood’s double win made her the biggest prize winner at this year’s show. Other winners included Miranda Lambert’s first win with “White Liar” for best female video, while Keith Urban took home the male version of the award with his video “‘Til Summer Comes Around.” [CMT]
Who do you think is country music’s “it girl” — Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood?