Goin’ Country: Stars Rock CMTs

Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the rockin' fan-voted awards show in Nashville, Tenn., taking home the video of the year and collaboration of the year prizes.

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Carrie Underwood ruled the night, wowing the crowd with stellar performances and winning the video of the year award. Click to see more country stars who rocked the stage at the CMTs.
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Underwood also won best collaboration of the year for her duet with Brad Paisley, "Remind Me."
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Co-host Toby Keith gives a regal wave alongside his partner for the night, "Veronica Mars" actress Kristen Bell. Keith and Bell arrived onstage in a huge replica of a red solo cup, in reference to Keith's hit song.
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Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town perform.
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Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe of Pistol Annies belt their hearts out.
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Willie Nelson went toe-to-toe with the youngsters with a rare performance of his new song, "Roll Me Up." Keith, Jamey Johnson, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band joined him on stage to sing the ode to marijuana as a smoke machine rolled on high in the background.
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Hillary Scott, left, Charles Kelley, second right, and Dave Haywood, right, of Lady Antebellum accept the award for Group Video Of The Year from Jason Aldean.
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Scotty McCreery accepts the award for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video Of The Year—just hours before his high school graduation ceremony in Raleigh, N.C.
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Carrie Underwood sure has pipes. This year's two awards for the perky country star brings her total CMT wins up to 9 since 2006.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Heroes" actress Hayden Panettiere made an appearance.
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Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley did a duet.
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Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band took the stage with a sweet guitar.
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Luke Bryan reacts to winning the award for Male Video Of The Year.
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Shawna Thompson and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square accept the award for Duo Video Of The Year.
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Luke Bryan pulled off the surprise of the night, taking male video of the year for "I Don't Want This Night to End."
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Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry perform.
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Actress Ashley Greene and musician Jake Owen present an award.
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Toby Keith performs at the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
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Arnel Pineda of Journey, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum goofing around during a powerhouse performance.
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Alan Jackson put on a stellar show, complete with fire, smoke and faux explosions.
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