Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift win gold at CMT Music Awards
The problem with Justin Bieber is he’s such a likable kid even people who are not particularly fans want to give him awards. And this truth was proven at the CMT Awards last night in Nashville hosted by Kid Rock, where Justin, Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton all got a prize.
Taylor notched up a hat trick of wins when her performance of ‘Mine’ won the prize for ‘Video of the Year.’ This honor follows her two previous wins for ‘Our Song’ in 2008 and 2009‘s ‘Love Story.’ And Taylor seemed thrilled;
“I wish I could be there, but I’m hanging out with 15,000 of my closest friends in Milwaukee,” she told the assembled masses through a live video feed.
The Bieber was also a star of the show, winning a ‘Best Collaborative Video’ accolade for his tuneful duet ‘That Should Be Me,’ which co-starred Rascal Flatts…as if anyone noticed.
“First of all, I just want to say how honored I am to be here, with Rascal Flatts,” he told the CMT crowd. “I want to thank my mom. I want to thank my family. And I want to thank Rascal Flatts for even jumping on the song with me.”
Also seen going home with a prize was Blake Shelton. He won ‘Best Male Video’ for the song ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,’ then topped it with ‘Best Web Video’ for the rather less than subtly titled ‘Kiss My Country Ass.’
As if all that weren’t enough, Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert, won ‘Best Female Video’ for her endearing ballad ‘The House That Built Me.’