Carrie Underwood Puts the “C” in the CMT Music Awards 2015 Show
Last night, Nashville’s biggest week —CMA Fest / Fan Fair — kicked off with CMT hosting their annual awards show (CMT Music Awards 2015) to honor the top music videos of the year. The country crowd arrived at Downtown Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, while oddly selected –and paired– hosts Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow prepared for the big show. The men dressed down this year, while the women sexed it up.
Perhaps fueling more conversation for the tomato vs. lettuce debate, the ladies dressed up more than a salad in Nashville Wednesday. And of all days, Hump Day.
The Voice winner Cassadee Pope (pictured below) was one of the first to arrive in a jaw-dropping Badgley Mischka dress that showed off the singer’s sexier side, which put her on the top of many Best Dressed lists. Another risk with a leggy look came from new mom Carrie Underwood, who was the night’s big winner. After taking home three awards –now holding the record for most in the award show’s history with thirteen– and performing (the hell outta) her single “Little Toy Guns,” fans took to the Internet to plead the singer for more. Something tells me that her return to the top could have been a calculated decision to prepare her for a comeback since the birth of her first child. If tonight was any indication, we should be seeing (or hearing, rather) more from Isaiah’s mom soon.
The rest of the night played out much like years before: new artists sampled their wannabe hits on the side stage before commercial breaks, a random selection of famous people turned up to deliver poorly written jokes and the performances were mostly male — perhaps proving that country music favors “lettuce,” or CMT does anyway.
Besides Underwood’s near flawless performance, Lady Antebellum‘s mashup with Zedd was a great way to get the party started and Breakthrough Video of the Year winner Sam Hunt invited us to his “house party” with a fun performance of the hit. The rest, though, felt more as an opportunity to get everyone in the same room before a busy weekend of country music kicks off in Music City.