Unlike the ACM and CMA Awards, whose winners are chosen by official committees, the winners of the CMT Music Awards are chosen by fans!
Also, while other awards shows focus on albums, songs, and artists’ vocal/entertaining talents, the CMT Music Awards are devoted to music videos.
With the exception of the Performance of the Year category, all awards at the CMT Music Awards honor standout music videos released in country music over the course of a given year. There are specific categories for duos, groups, male artists, and female artists…giving more people the chance to win!
Female Video of the Year is a category that always gets a lot of attention. This was no exception in 2020, as fans flocked to CMT’s website to vote for their favorite nominees.
Those nominees were as follows:
Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
Maren Morris – “The Bones”
Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
Since 2002, six different artists have won the Female Video of the Year Award.
Carrie Underwood has the most wins in the category, with a total of seven. She was the reigning winner going in to the 2020 ceremony, and has won every year since 2015.
The artist with the second-most wins in the category is Miranda Lambert, with a total of five. She last took home the award in 2014 for “Automatic.”
So what happened during the 2020 CMT Music Awards? Did Underwood continue her winning streak? Did Lambert come back to win in the category for the first time in six years? Or did someone new win instead?
We finally learned the answers to those questions…and the winner is…Underwood’s “Drinking Alone.”
It’s no surprise why Underwood’s video for “Drinking Alone” won the Female Video of the Year award this year! The video has generated over 11 million views since it was posted on YouTube in November 2019.
Congratulations to Underwood and the entire team behind her award-winning music video! Tune in below to watch it.