Lainey Wilson performs "wait in the truck" with Hardy during the 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 9. The pair won Collaborative Video of the Year at the CMTs on Sunday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Lainey Wilson performs “wait within the truck” with Hardy throughout the 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Enviornment in Nashville on November 9. The pair gained Collaborative Video of the 12 months on the CMTs on Sunday. File Picture by John Angelillo/UPI | License Picture

April 2 (UPI) — Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll led the sphere Sunday night time on the CMT Awards, incomes a handful of awards every.

Hardy and Wilson took house the primary award of the night for Collaborative Video of the 12 months on the CMT Music Awards.

Hardy known as the award, for his music “wait within the truck,” unimaginable. Wilson mentioned she was “proud to be a small a part of this music.”

“After I heard this music I believed this is a chance for individuals who have been via this to assume, ‘I am not alone.'”

Wilson additionally picked up Feminine Video of the 12 months for her music “Coronary heart Like a Truck,” which she additionally sang Sunday.

“This music proper right here is about discovering freedom in power,” she mentioned throughout her acceptance speech. “All of us bought a narrative to inform, y’all. I am so happy with this music video.”

Wilson mentioned the video was written, produced and filmed by an all-female group.

Wilson led the sphere with 4 nominations at this yr’s CMTs, together with Video of the 12 months for “wait within the truck” and CMT Efficiency of the 12 months for “By no means Say By no means” with Cole Swindell.

Newcomer Jelly Roll gained three awards Sunday, Male Video of the 12 months, Male Breakthrough Video of the 12 months and CMT Digital-First Efficiency of the 12 months, all for “Son of a Sinner.”

“That is greater than an award … that is for the underdogs, child. That is for the losers and have-nots. God takes the unimaginable and makes it look small,” Jelly Roll mentioned whereas accepting the latter.

Jelly Roll additionally carried out “Want a Favor” throughout the ceremony.

Video of the 12 months went to Kane Brown, one of many night’s co-hosts, and his spouse, Katelyn Brown for “Thank God.” The couple carried out the music earlier within the night.

The CMTs broadcast had a number of performances earlier than the primary award was even handed out. Blake Shelton was the primary on faucet for the night, performing “No Physique,” a music from his newest album of the identical identify. He acquired a nomination for Video of the 12 months for the music.

Tyler Hubbard — identified for being one-half of Florida Georgia Line — sang “Dancin’ within the Nation” on a secondary out of doors stage in entrance of the Texas Capitol.

Again on the principle stage, Gary Clark Jr. carried out his personal tackle the Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Hassle hit “The Home Is Rockin.”

For the primary time this yr, the CMTs break up up the breakthrough video class into two subcategories for women and men. Megan Moroney gained Feminine Breakthrough Video of the 12 months for her music “Tennessee Orange,” which she additionally carried out.

Cody Johnson gained the CMT Efficiency of the 12 months Award for singing “‘Til You Cannot” on the 2022 CMTs. Throughout his acceptance speech, he requested the group in the event that they had been having time.

“That is what a efficiency is about and that is what my efficiency will keep about, your pleasure,” he mentioned.

Earlier within the broadcast, Johnson carried out his music “Human,” which acquired nominations for Video of the 12 months and Male Video of the 12 months.

Nation stars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown hosted the CMTs, which had been broadcast from Texas for the primary time. The occasion was held on the Moody Heart in Austin.

At the start of the printed, co-host Ballerini opened with dedication to the victims of the Nashville faculty taking pictures that killed three youngsters and three adults on March 27.

“Tonight’s broadcast is devoted to the ever-growing listing of households buddies survivors witnesses and responders whose lives proceed to eternally be modified to gun violence,” she mentioned.

Ballerini added a name for motion “that strikes us ahead collectively to create change for the protection of our youngsters and family members.”

Ballerini carried out “If You Go Down (I am Goin’ Down Too)” later within the broadcast, adopted by the Browns performing “Thank God” on the out of doors stage.

Carly Pearce — two-time nominee for the night time — sang her hit “What He Did not Do.” Pearce carried out once more with Gwen Stefani, singing the No Doubt hit “Only a Woman.” In one other style crossover, Darius Rucker sang “She Talks to Angels” with The Black Crowes.

To complete off a trio of Nineteen Nineties rock hits, Ingrid Andress, Wilson, Madeline Edwards and Morgan Wade joined Alan’s Morissette to sing “You Oughta Know.”

Legend Wynona Judd and Ashley McBryde, in the meantime, collaborated on a rendition of Foreigner’s “I Need to Know What Love Is.” Wynona Judd was nominated with Brandi Carlile for CMT Efficiency of the 12 months for “The Rose,” which they sang at a particular tribute to the late Naomi Judd. McBryde additionally acquired a nod in the identical class for her efficiency of “One Manner Ticket” with Pearce on the CMT Crossroads, in addition to for Video of the 12 months.

The Judds carried out their hit “Love Can Construct a Bridge” ultimately yr’s CMT Awards, for which they had been nominated for CMT Efficiency of the 12 months. Naomi Judd died April 30.

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion introduced nation legend Shania Twain with the CMT Equal Play Award, which is given to “an artist who’s a visual and vocal advocate for elevating various and underrepresented voices in nation music.”

Referencing her music, “Man! I Really feel Like A Girl!,” Twain mentioned she was honored to be acknowledged for her position in pushing ladies’s rights.

“It is wonderful how one assertion can empower so many,” she mentioned.

On the out of doors stage, Keith City carried out “Brown Eyes Child.” He was nominated for Video of the 12 months for “Wild Hearts” and CMT Efficiency of the yr for singing the identical music on the 2022 CMTs.

Nate Smith sang his hit “Whiskey on You,” for which he was nominated for Male Breakthrough Video of the 12 months” and Avery Anna sang “Narcissist,” which acquired the nod for Feminine Breakthrough of the 12 months.

Jackson Dean carried out “Do not Come Lookin,'” Lily Rose sang “Whatcha Know About That” and Chapel Coronary heart sang “You Can Have Him Jolene” on the CMT facet stage.

Texas native Carrie Underwood completed up the night time’s performances on the out of doors stage, singing “Hate My Coronary heart,” which was nominated for Video of the 12 months.

The ultimate efficiency of the night time was a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd by Judd, Johnson, Paul Rodgers, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Chuck Leavell, Warren Haynes, Wealthy Redmond and LeAnn Rimes.

Earlier than the printed, the CMT for Group/duo Video of the 12 months went to the Zac Brown Band for “Out within the Center.”

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