2018 CMA Award For Music Video Of The Year Announced

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With every great song that is written comes a music video waiting to visually tell its story. With a genre like country, there is a reoccurring theme of love songs, breakup ballads, and party anthems leaving plenty of room for creative music videos. At this year’s 52nd Annual CMA Awards, there was plenty of talent to be recognized, especially for the nominees who are going head to head for Music Video of the Year.


Past Winners

Over the years, some of country music’s favorite stars have taken home the award. Hank Williams, Jr. won the award first in 1985 for his “All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight” video. In 2005, Toby Keith’s video for “As Good As I Once Was” won. Five years later, Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” won. With an array of creative artists and directors, this year’s nominees had videos that stood out above the rest. But who would win?

Your 2018 Music Video Of The Year Nominees

“Babe,” Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift

Sugarland reveals that marriage isn’t always as perfect as it looks from the outside.

“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood shares the emotions that go on off stage and behind the scenes.

“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson

Chris Janson reminds boys how to treat girls, no matter what.

“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett tells the story of the one who got away.

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay take love languages to new heights.

The Winner Is…

“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett!

Rhett’s video for “Marry Me” was a storyline of being too late at love. Rhett has a reputation of creative videos that accurately follow his songs’ stories and this one went above that. Starting with a little girl reenacting her big wedding day to walking down the aisle for real, it is a love triangle that unfolds. It’s no surprise that such a beautifully written song would get such a riveting music video.

Congrats Thomas Rhett!