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.
CMA Awards 2018 Music Video of the Year Nominees
The #CMAawards MUSIC VIDEO of the Year nominees are: "Babe" – Sugarland (featuring Taylor Swift)"Cry Pretty" – Carrie Underwood"Drunk Girl" – Chris Janson"Marry Me" – Thomas Rhett"Tequila" – Dan + Shay
Posted by CMA Country Music Association on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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!
Another #CMAawards winner was just revealed on @GMA! Congrats to @ThomasRhett on his Music Video of the Year win for “Marry Me”! ? Watch the CMA Awards TONIGHT at 8|7c on @ABCNetwork to see who else wins. pic.twitter.com/RFJPo4UB8b
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 14, 2018
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!