The CMT Awards come but once a year — a celebration of all things country music. We’re not particularly huge country music fans, but we can appreciate the way country music has veritably dominated pop music these days — that stuff is everywhere. And so it seems not that surprising to see mainstream stars like Jordin Sparks attending and Kristen Bell co-hosting the event. Carrie Underwood took home the award for Video of the Year — and also won kudos for her sparkly outfit. There seemed to be lots of champagne-colored frocks on the red carpet, which worked for some, and not so much for others. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.
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Last, the CMT Awards were held in Nashville. Taylor Swift grabbed the award for Video of the Year with “Mine”; Lady Antebellum naturally walked off with the award for Group Video of the Year; and proving that they are country music’s ultimate power-yet-totally-down-to-earth couple, Miranda Lambert and new hubby Blake Shelton won for Female and Male Video of the Year, respectively. But my favorite part of the show was the opening, in which Taylor and Shania Twain did a 2011 redux of “Thelma & Louise.” Not only do Donald Trump and Kid Rock make appearances, but Chord Overstreet of “Glee” hoses himself down in an ode to Brad Pitt. And yes, the clip ends with them driving off a cliff. You can’t mess with iconic. Keep reading »
Taylor Swift and T-Pain teamed up last night at the Country Music Television awards in Nashville. Instead of the typical sex/money/cars crap, this song succumbs to a different kind of stereotype. Taylor, sounding a little shrill, talks about baking cookies, knitting, and other things that women supposedly do. T-Pain saves all the good lyrics for himself and gives Taylor lines like, “I ain’t got a gun. I never really been in a club. Still live with my parents, but I’m still a thug!” Why are they rapping at a country music awards show anyway?
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