Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood & More Record-Setters at 2021 CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwoodwon video of the year for the ninth time for “Hallelujah,” on which she teamed with John Legend. Underwood has more wins in this category than any other artist. (Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are tied for second place with three each.) This is the first time a collab video has won for video of the year. Legend is the first Black artist, and in fact the first non-country artist, to win in this category. (Oddly, the Underwood/Legend video didn’t win for collaborative video of the year. It was nominated, but lost to the Young/Brown video.)

Gabby Barrett won her first female video of the year award for “The Good Ones,” a song from her first studio album, Goldmine. Barrett won breakthrough video of the year last year for “I Hope.” She’s the first artist to climb from breakthrough video of the year to female video of the year since Swift, who won the breakthrough award in 2007 for “Tim McGraw” and the female video award the following year for “Our Song.”