It’s the one award that every country artist wants to come home with at the CMT Music Awards…the award for Video of the Year. Originally, 12 artists were nominated, and fans got to vote for who they felt the winner should be.
Then on the morning of the awards (June 6), Blake Shelton joined Today show host Hoda Kotb at his Ole Red bar in Nashville to announce the five videos that received the highest number of votes.
Those five nominees are as follows:
Blake Shelton: “I’ll Name the Dogs”
Thomas Rhett: “Marry Me”
Brett Young: “Mercy”
Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina: “What Ifs”
Luke Combs: “When It Rains It Pours”
Once those final nominees were announced, fans were left to vote for their favorite out of that pack. The one with the most votes would be named the winner at the end of the awards ceremony.
Finally, after a night packed full of entertaining performances and award wins, it came time for the CMT Music Awards to issue its greatest trophy. After much anticipation, the Video of the Year winner was revealed…
The winner of the 2018 CMT Music Award for Video of the Year is “I’ll Name the Dogs” by Blake Shelton!
It’s no surprise why the fans voted for “I’ll Name the Dogs” to win the Video of the Year award!
The video for “I’ll Name the Dogs” was shared to YouTube on September 8, 2017, and quickly took off. One of its main appeals was the fact that the video features two of Gwen Stefani‘s sons during a wedding reception scene. (For those who don’t know, Shelton and Stefani have been dating since November 2016).
Since it was posted to YouTube, the video for “I’ll Name the Dogs” has generated well over 20 million views. It’s clear that the fans love it!
Congratulations to Shelton for taking home the night’s top prize! You can watch his winning music video below.