Every summer, the CMT Music Awards honor the best country music videos released over the course of the past year. But that’s not the only chance that artists and directors get to earn a trophy for their music videos!
Each year, the CMA nominates a handful of videos for its Music Video of the Year Award. Since the CMA Awards are so prestigious, this award carries great weight and is highly coveted by artists and directors alike.
In theory, the video that won the CMT Music Award for Video of the Year would be a top contender when it comes time for the CMA Awards. That’s certainly the case this year, as Keith Urban‘s record-breaking video for “Blue Ain’t Your Color” won the CMT Music Award for Video of the Year and was also nominated for the CMA Award for Video of the Year.
Along with Urban, here were the other nominees:
“Vice” by Miranda Lambert – Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“It Ain’t My Fault” by Brothers Osborne – Directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban – Directed by Carter Smith
“Better Man” by Little Big Town – Directed by Becky Fluke and Reid Long
On Wednesday morning (November 8), a couple of awards were announced early on Good Morning America. One of those awards was for Music Video of the Year, which ended up going to the Brothers Osborne for “It Ain’t My Fault!”
We aren’t the least bit surprised that “It Ain’t My Fault” won this award! Since its release on May 2, 2017, the video has generated nearly six million views on YouTube. That makes it one of the duo’s most-viewed videos of all time!
Brothers Osborne took to social media to express their excitement over their big win. Thanking their fans, the duo wrote that they are “eternally grateful.”
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) November 8, 2017
Congratulations to the entire team behind the music video for “It Ain’t My Fault!”