Taylor Swift's 'Our Song' finally took the coveted prize of Video of the Year through fans vote.
The top prize at the 2008 CMT Music Awards finally was announced. Video of the Year was rightfully taken by Taylor Swift's "Our Song" video that was directed by Trey Fanjoy. With the win, she has beat out strong contenders including Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Brad Paisley. The teen singer has won Female Video of the Year earlier that night through the same work.
On accepting the prize the joyful singer said, "I want to thank everybody on MySpace - all the people who have made fan sites for me. I don't have a fan club, so you guys have done so much for me. I can't even believe this right now." The nominees of the category was narrowed down to mere four at the beginning of the show with fans being able to log on-line and vote for their favorite.
Just before the announcement, Duo Video of the Year was given to Sugarland's "Stay" that was directed by Shaun Silva. The group comprising of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush took their first trophy in the night where music videos from country genre are given recognitions. "We appreciate it. Thank you, fans who voted," Nettles said.
This year, Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus served double duty as the host as well as performers. They performed their duet "Ready, Set, Don't Go" while others like Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Bucky Covington and Carrie Underwood also took time to invade the stage.
The event was held on Monday, April 14 at Curb Event Center in Belmont University and broadcast live on CMT at 8 P.M..
Winners of 2008 Group Video of the Year:
- Video of the Year: Taylor Swift's "Our Song"
- Female Video of the Year: Taylor Swift's "Our Song"
- Male Video of the Year: Trace Adkins' "I Got My Game On"
- Duo Video of the Year: Sugarland's "Stay"
- Group Video of the Year: Rascal Flatts' "Take Me There"
- Wide Open Country Video of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)"
- Collaborative Video of the Year: Bon Jovi and LeAnn Rimes' "Nothin' better to Do"
- Performance of the Year: Kellie Pickler - "I Wonder"
- Tearjerker Video of the Year: Kellie Pickler's "I Wonder"
- Breakthrough Video of the Year: Kellie Pickler's "I Wonder"
- Supporting Character of the Year: Rodney Carrington - "I Got My Game On"
- Video Director of the Year: Michael Salomon