Duets and collaborations are such a huge part of country music, so it only makes sense that the genre’s leading music video awards show has a dedicated category for collaborative music videos!
Each summer, country music’s biggest stars gather in Nashville in order to celebrate the best and most popular music videos in the genre at the CMT Music Awards.
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We've added more performers to our star-studded lineup at this year's #CMTawards: @BoyzIIMen, @BrandiCarlile, @BrettYoungMusic, @KeithUrban, @littlebigtown, @lukecombs, @sherylcrow, @tanya_tucker, @tromboneshorty, and @zacbrownband! pic.twitter.com/vjgcA0Fo08
— CMT (@CMT) May 29, 2019
The awards are different from the CMA and ACM Awards for two reasons. First of all, they are entirely dedicated to music videos and live performances. And secondly, they are the only country music awards that can be voted on by fans!
So fans like you were the ones who got the chance to browse through the nominees for Collaborative Video of the Year and select the winner. Here were the nominees:
- Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell – “Break Up in a Small Town”
- Darius Rucker featuring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Charles Kelley – “Straight to Hell”
- Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man”
- Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert – “Drowns the Whiskey”
- Keith Urban featuring Julia Michaels – “Coming Home”
- Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift – “Babe”
All of these were some of the most popular music videos released in country music over the past year, and obviously featured a wealth of talent. So it was clear this was going to be a close race!
But when it finally came time to read the title of the winning video, it was “Coming Home” by Urban and Michaels that was revealed as the winner of the 2019 CMT Music Award for Collaborative Video of the Year!
It’s no surprise why the video won, because it has over 13 million views on YouTube!
The two artists were both overjoyed over the win. They shared a hug after their names were called, and gratefully thanked everyone who made the moment possible once they took to the stage.
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) June 6, 2019
Urban made sure to thank his wife Nicole Kidman, who sadly couldn’t be at the ceremony because she was busy at work in New York. But we’re sure she’s so proud of him and Michaels!
A huge congratulations to the artists, crew, and everyone else involved in the creation of this video! You can check it out below so you can understand why so many fans voted for it to win!