KANE BROWN was the big winner at last night’s “CMT Music Awards”. He won the Male Video of the Year trophy for “Worship You” . . . and, along with CHRIS YOUNG, won Collaborative Video of the Year for “Famous Friends”. CARRIE UNDERWOOD and JOHN LEGEND took home Video of the Year for “Hallelujah”. It’s Carrie’s 23rd award. She has the most in CMT history. As for the actual show . . . they still did social distancing, so artists performed at so many different locations. LADY A kicked things off performing their song “Like A Lady” with a little help from CARLY PEARCE, LINDSAY ELL, and a female backing band. Then came the hosts, KELSEA BALLERINI and KANE BROWN. Just a couple of jokes to get things started, and then they’d show up here and there to help move things along. One remote stage was Tennessee’s Bonnaroo festival location. CHRIS STAPLETON did “Arkansas” there. BROTHERS OSBORNE and DIERKS BENTLEY performed “Lighten Up”. MICKEY GUYTON introduced an eye-opening video tribute to LINDA MARTELL, who was given the CMT Equal Play Award. Linda was the first black woman to crack the Top 20 Country Airplay chart back in 1969, and she faced terrible discrimination. INGRID ANDRESS sat at a piano on a rooftop bar to sing “Lady Like” . . . and then helped JP SAXE perform “Like That”. We also had LAUREN ALAINA and JON PARDI perform “Getting Over Him” on a farm. MICKEY GUYTON and BRELAND performed “Cross Country”. GLADYS KNIGHT joined them for the ’70s classic “Friendship Train”. H.E.R. and CHRIS STAPLETON got a standing ovation doing “Hold On”. CHRIS YOUNG and KANE BROWN shot off a few fireworks while closing out the show with “Famous Friends” . . . and that wrapped it up.
Here’s your complete list of last night’s winners . . .
- Video of the Year: “Hallelujah”, Carrie Underwood with John Legend
- Female Video of the Year: “The Good Ones”, Gabby Barrett
- Male Video of the Year: “Worship You”, Kane Brown
- Duo / Group Video of the Year: “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”, Little Big Town
- CMT Performance of the Year: “The Other Girl”, Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey . . . from “2020 CMT Music Awards”
- Collaborative Video of the Year: “Famous Friends”, Chris Young and Kane Brown
- Breakthrough Video of the Year: “Nobody”, Dylan Scott
- Best Family Feature: “The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)”, Taylor Swift
This Saturday Florida Georgia Line hits big screens nationwide with an exclusive brand-new, full concert length show. Featuring special guest performances from Nelly and Chase Rice, the never-before-seen show will feature the band’s biggest hits as well as new fan favorite songs from the recently-released Life Rolls On album, like “Long Live” and “I Love My Country.” Fans can roll up to a drive-in theater, or head to inside showing as well…
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Brett Young’s mom gives him plenty of feedback about his career, and she’s even okay with his tattoos. However, she would NOT be happy if he started getting ink on his neck and face.
Chris Young fans, the wait is over! He is set to release his highly-anticipated eighth studio album Famous Friends – his first since 2017’s Losing Sleep – on Aug. 6, “We’ve been teasing everybody for years,” Young tells PEOPLE. “I’m really, really excited to have this album out there for everybody and to be able to announce it.” In addition to the title song with Kane Brown, the album will feature previously released songs “Raised on Country,” “Drowning” and “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” which features Lauren Alaina.
Why is DIERKS BENTLEY doing a cover of Randy Houser’s “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight”? Because Randy will be performing at the Seven Peaks Festival in September. Dierks has been posting clips of himself doing songs by some of the artists.
A Texas man has filed a lawsuit to dispute the will of Charley Pride, who died last December at the age of 86 after contracting COVID-19. Tyler Pride, a 41-year-old police officer from Tyler, Texas, filed suit last month to dispute the late singer’s will, alleging that he is Pride’s unacknowledged biological child. Pride left a will that acknowledges three children — Carlton, Dion and Angela. Their mother is Rozene Pride, to whom he was married for 64 years and who serves as the executor of his will. But the Morning News has uncovered court records dating back to 1992, when Tyler was 13 years old, in which a Texas court cited the results of a DNA test to declare that Charley Pride was, in fact, Tyler’s father. The court ordered his legal name to be changed from Tyler Tines to Tyler Pride, and also ordered the singer to pay $92,000 in back child support and begin monthly payments of $4,000 to Tyler’s mother, Joyce Ann Tines. Tyler said his mother met Pride on an airplane flight when she was working as a flight attendant, and they had an affair that lasted for a decade, and says it was Charley idea that they have a child together. Tyler claims there were regular childhood visits until Rozene found out and forbade it. He describes a difficult childhood as a biracial child growing up in rural East Texas. Rozene responded she does not challenge Tyler Pride’s paternity, but instead accuses him of acting out of greed. Tyler Pride also filed suit against his mother in February and obtained a restraining order preventing her from seeing his children, alleging that she had stalked him and his children for a decade.
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