Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” bagged the Trending Comeback Song of the Year award at the CMT Music Awards 2022 held in Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, Cody Johnson won a couple of awards in the Male Video Of the Year and CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year categories.
Taylor Swift beat the likes of Shania Twain (Man! I Feel Like A Woman!), Alan Jackson (Freight Train), and others to win her 8th CMT award. Taylor Swift released the song “Love Story” in 2008. However, Kane Brown, nominated in four categories, was left disappointed.
Meanwhile, famous country music singer Kelsea Ballerini hosted the CMT Music Awards digitally after testing positive for Covid-19. Ballerini took to Instagram to apologize to her fans in a lengthy post.
“Alright friends, I have some bad news, and I have some good news. The bad news is that a couple of days ago I tested positive for COVID and the CMT Awards are tonight, so unfortunately I cannot be there in person anymore. I am devastated, gutted. But, the good news is that I am feeling a lot better and the incredible CMT team and my team have bought part of the CMT set to my house, to my little bubble, and set it up to where I can still host and perform. It is certainly not what we had expected or planned for, but we are doing our damn best. … Let’s make some lemonade together out of these very bitter lemons. I am so sorry, but have so much fun for me if you’re going to the show.”
Full List of 2022 CMT Music Awards Winners
Video of the Year: Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Female Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert – “If I Was A Cowboy”
Male Video of the Year: Cody Johnson – “‘ Til You Can’t”
Group/Duo Video of the Year: Maddie & Tae – “Woman You Got”
Breakthrough Video of the Year: Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
Collaborative Video of the Year: Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
CMT Performance of the Year: George Strait – “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone (from ‘CMT Giants: Charley Pride’)”
CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year: Cody Johnson – “Dear Rodeo” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
Trending Comeback Song of the Year: Taylor Swift – “Love Story”