April 17, 2007 03:19:16 GMT
Carrie Underwood snatched three at one time while the rest fairly won one each.
In the event that appreciates the audiovisual aspect, 2007 Country Music Television Awards sure does show its fairness. Winners are ranging from fresh blood such as Taylor Swift, up to the connoisseurs like Kris Kristofferson.
Swift as a newcomer seized the Breakthrough Video of the Year through her appealing "Tim McGraw" video. McGraw may not present in the video to help absorbing the number of votes, but the video about two people falling in love, broke up but always be reminded of each other whenever they hear the song, was one video that captures the 'rising factor' of Swift.
Second to be announced was Duo Video of the Year that eventually went to Sugarland through their video "Want To". With the winning, the duo beat the other prominent contenders such as Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich and The Wreckers. In the acceptance speech Jennifer Nettles said, "Thank you, CMT. Thank you to the fans. How exciting. We love that you vote for this. It makes it that much more special."
Video Director of the Year went to Roman White whose work can be seen through Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats". Roman said that Carrie was 'one of the sweetest people I've ever met' and then Carrie replied, "This guy's amazing. I love you, Roman." The same video also won Carrie the Female Video of the Year, while Kenny Chesney grabbed the male part through "You Save Me".
Jack Ingram gained victory for the new Wide Open Video Country of the Year award and could do nothing but being grateful. "Just to be mentioned in the same breath as Johnny Cash is an honor. And to be nominated with Jimmy Buffett and Sheryl Crow, I'm honored" was the acceptance speech after defeating his fellow nominees.
Rascal Flatts easily took home Group Video of the Year after having a 50 percent chance through their two nominated videos "What Hurts the Most" and "Life is a Highway". The former stood out and entitled the group to receive the award.
Video of the Year, the most rewarding award that was announced in the peak of the event finally went to Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats". The award is the third count that the video snatched.
The event also awarded Kristofferson with Johnny Cash Visionary Award whereby he delivered his side of story. He said, "About 42 years ago, back when I was still wearing an Army uniform and I was older than Hank Williams was when he died, I shook Johnny Cash's hand backstage at the Ryman Auditorium. And it changed my life. He was my hero. He was my inspiration. He was my champion. And ultimately, incredibly, he was my friend."