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My Observations of the CMT Music Awards

Last night I watched the CMT Awards and live Tweeted with some of our great listeners and here are some of the observations that I made -

Kristen Bell did a great job hosting – but I think they spent too much time talking about whether or not she needed a co-host – The answer is no. Just host the show.

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She declared it “ladies night” and it was – the women brought the house down – too bad they can’t get on the charts!

A lot of people online were concerned about the pop/rock/rap situation again – including the Jason Durelo, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan performance…

Is Country Music still Country?  If not, then what?

And the lzzy Hale, Eric Church performance was loud.

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But I think everyone loved the Jennifer Nettles/John Legend performance. It was epic.  A great song knows no genre.

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They did a nice tribute to Alan Jackson who won the first ever “impact award” with Kacey Musgraves and Lee Ann Womack but it was a little short. – he brought his wife on stage with him, so sweet.

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Brantley Gilbert did a back flip during bottoms up, and personally I thought his lack of a real shirt was tacky.

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LITTLE BIG TOWN’S performance of “Day Drinking” . . . featured streams of paint powder splattered the entire band from head to toe.  It was pretty cool.

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Jason Aldean brought his one night stand turned girlfriend Brittany Kerr and the two got a lot of camera time

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Dierks Bentley walked the red carpet dressed like a pilot to promote drunk on a plane, and the performance didn’t disappoint.  I think the flight attendants prancing around was a bit much.

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Tyler Farr tanked his performance of redneck crazy – bad.

But Miranda and Carrie hit it out of the park with something bad and redeemed themselves after the Billboard blunder.

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Also, where was Taylor Swift?

Here’s your complete list of last night’s winners . . .

• Video of the Year: “See You Again”, Carrie Underwood

• Male Video of the Year: “Doin’ What She Likes”, Blake Shelton

• Female Video of the Year: “Automatic”, Miranda Lambert

• Group Video of the Year: “Done”, The Band Perry

• Duo Video of the Year: “Round Here”, Florida Georgia Line

• Collaborative Video of the Year: “This Is How We Roll”, Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

• CMT Performance of the Year: “Oh No / All Night Long” . . . Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie (from 2013 CMT Artists of the Year)

• USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year: “Wasting All These Tears”, Cassadee Pope

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