2012 CMT Awards: Carrie Underwood Leads List Of Winners

The eleventh annual Country Music Television (CMT) awards were held in Nashville Wednesday evening. With a new No. 1 album and No. 1 country single paving the way, Carrie Underwood entered the ceremony with six nominations, the most of any artist. By night's end, she also walked away with more awards than anyone else, including Video of the Year.

Carrie Underwood has been an unstoppable force in country music since she won Season 4 of "American Idol" and released her first album in 2005. During the 2012 CMT Awards in Nashville Wednesday night, which was broadcast live on CMT network, she simply dominated the ceremony. Not only was she nominated for the most awards (6), she also took home the most awards by the time it was over.

Not only were people seeing clips from her videos and hearing her name most of the night, the 29-year-old Oklahoman performed as well.

Already celebrating the topping of the 500,000 sales mark this week by her latest album, Blown Away, Underwood took home the Video of the Year award for "Good Girl," the first song released from her fourth studio collection. The win was her third CMT Video of the Year award. She won previously for "Cowboy Casanova" in 2010 and "Before He Cheats" in 2007.

"Good Girl" itself recently topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, her twelfth single to do so. Blown Away debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts five weeks ago and stayed in the top spot for two weeks and five weeks (to date), respectively.

Underwood's second win of the night came as a result of her eleventh No. 1 single, "Remind Me," a duet with Brad Paisley from his album This Is Country Music. The two shared the Collaborative Video of the Year award.

Paisley, ever the self-deprecator, said of Underwood as he accepted his award, "I'd like to thank this beautiful woman for being in the video. Otherwise, it's just a dork walking through the desert."

Besides Underwood's two wins, fellow "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery took home the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for his hit "The Trouble With Girls."

Miranda Lambert, who received the second most nods (4) took home the Female Video of the Year for her tribute to husband Blake Shelton's late brother, Richie, "Over You."

Other winners included Luke Bryan for Male Video of the Year ("I Don't Want This Night To End"), Lady Antebellum for Group Video of the Year ("We Owned The Night"), Thompson Square for Duo Video of the Year ("I Got You"), and Jason Aldean for CMT Performance Video of the Year ("Tattoos On This Town" from the "2011 CMT Artists of the Year").

2012 CMT Awards Nominations and Winners

Video of the Year
* Carrie Underwood — "Good Girl"
Jason Aldean — "Dirt Road Anthem"
Toby Keith — "Red Solo Cup"
Blake Shelton — "God Gave Me You"
Taylor Swift Featuring the Civil Wars — "Safe & Sound"

Male Video of the Year
* Luke Bryan — "I Don't Want This Night to End"
Jason Aldean — "Dirt Road Anthem"
Eric Church — "Drink in My Hand"
Toby Keith — "Red Solo Cup"
Blake Shelton — "God Gave Me You"
Keith Urban — "Long Hot Summer"

Female Video of the Year
* Miranda Lambert — "Over You"
Sara Evans — "My Heart Can't Tell You No"
Martina McBride — "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
Kellie Pickler — "Tough"
Taylor Swift — "Ours"
Carrie Underwood — "Good Girl"

Group Video of the Year
* Lady Antebellum — "We Owned the Night"
Eli Young Band — "Crazy Girl"
Pistol Annies — "Hell on Heels"
Rascal Flatts — "Banjo"
The Band Perry — "All Your Life"
Zac Brown Band — "Keep Me in Mind"

Duo Video of the Year
* Thompson Square — "I Got You"
Love and Theft — "Angel Eyes"
Montgomery Gentry — "Where I Come From"
Sugarland — "Tonight"
The Civil Wars — "Poison and Wine"
Thompson Square — "Glass"

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
* Scotty McCreery — "The Trouble With Girls"
Lauren Alaina — "Georgia Peaches"
Brantley Gilbert — "Country Must Be Country Wide"
Hunter Hayes — "Storm Warning"
Pistol Annies — "Hell on Heels"
Thompson Square — "I Got You"

Collaborative Video of the Year
* Brad Paisley With Carrie Underwood — "Remind Me"
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter — "You and Tequila"
Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield — "Easy"
Lionel Richie With Shania Twain — "Endless Love"
Taylor Swift Featuring the Civil Wars — "Safe & Sound"
Zac Brown Band Featuring Jimmy Buffett — "Knee Deep"

CMT Performance of the Year
* Jason Aldean — "Tattoos on This Town" from 2011 CMT Artists of the Year
Lady Antebellum — "Dancin' Away With My Heart" from 2011 CMT Artists of the Year
Little Big Town — "Fix You" from Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert
Blake Shelton — "Footloose" from Invitation Only: Blake Shelton
Sting and Vince Gill — "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" from CMT Crossroads: Sting and Vince Gill
Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood — "Just a Dream/Dream On" from CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood From the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam

(photo credit: Keith Hinkle, Creative Commons)