Music videos play a key role in a song’s success. A popular or well-crafted music video can make a song soar up the charts, and introduce the tune to new audiences who otherwise wouldn’t have heard it.
The CMA is well-aware of how important music videos are in the country music world. Which is why since 1985, the CMA has bestowed a Music Video of the Year Award on one music video that deserves some recognition. The Award is given to both the artist(s) and the director(s).
Whether it be for the video’s artistry, entertainment value, or popularity, the Music Video of the Year Award has been given to some of the best clips in country music history. Just a few past winners include the videos for Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” Garth Brooks‘ “The Thunder Rolls,” and Martina McBride‘s “Independence Day.”
Last year, Kacey Musgraves received the award for her music video for “Rainbow.” But Musgraves wasn’t nominated in the category this year, so someone new walked away with the trophy.
The 2020 nominees for the Music Video of the Year Award were as follows:
- “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
- “Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert
- “Homemade” by Jake Owen
- “I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
- “Second One to Know” by Chris Stapleton
The #CMAawards MUSIC VIDEO of the Year nominees are…
✨ "10,000 Hours" – @DanAndShay (with @JustinBieber)
✨ "Bluebird" – @MirandaLambert
✨ "Homemade" – @JakeOwen
✨ "I Hope You're Happy Now" – @CarlyPearce & @LeeBrice
✨ "Second One To Know" – @ChrisStapleton pic.twitter.com/RGN9okdcSx
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) September 2, 2020
After much anticipation, the winner of the 2020 CMA Award for Music Video of the Year was revealed on social media hours before the actual awards ceremony. And the winner is…”Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert.
It’s no wonder why Miranda Lambert‘s video for “Bluebird” won this award! The video has generated over 10 million views since it was posted on YouTube in March 2020.
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 11, 2020
Trey Fanjoy directed the music video for “Bluebird,” so she too is being honored with the award. This is her third win in the category and her 18th nomination. Her previous wins were for Taylor Swift‘s “Love Story” video and Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” video (in 2009 and 2010, respectively).
Lambert reacted to the win on social media, writing, “Well what a great way to start #CMAawards day!!“
Well what a great way to start #CMAawards day!! “Bluebird” won the @CountryMusic for Video of the Year! Thank you @fanjoy for bringing this one to life. See y’all later tonight for the show. pic.twitter.com/XqjJ6J7LXo
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) November 11, 2020
Join us in congratulating Lambert and Fanjoy on being the winners of the 2020 CMA Award for Music Video of the Year! Enjoy their winning video below.