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Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina win at CMT Awards


Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban perform The Fighter at the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban perform The Fighter at the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

Keith Urban took the night’s highest honor while Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina were among the other winners at the CMT Music Awards Wednesday.

The former American Idol judge won Video of the Year honors for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” It marked the third win in the category for Keith, but his first since 2006 when he won for “Better Life.”

Carrie was among the other Video of the Year nominees. Going into Wednesday’s show, she had won six of the last 10 years, most recently for 2015’s “Something in the Water.”

This time around, she was nominated for “Church Bells,” which still won for Female Video of the Year, marking her third straight win in that category.

Carrie and Keith scored a joint win in the Performance of the Year category, for their high single “The Fighter.”

In total, Keith wound up with four CMT Awards, also winning Social Superstar of the Year and Male Video of the Year (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”).

Over the years, Keith and Carrie have been familiar faces on stage at the CMTs. The same can’t be said for Lauren, runner-up on American Idol Season 10.

She won Breakthrough Video of the Year for her number one hit, “Road Less Traveled.” “I will never be able to say thank you enough for my @CMT Award,” she wrote to fans on Twitter. “I still can’t believe @reba gave it to me.”

Wednesday’s other singing show nominees included Lauren in the Social Superstar category, RaeLynn for Breakthrough Video of the Year, and Danielle Bradbery and Alicia Keys for Performance of the Year.

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