The ceremony, hosted by Kid Rock and broadcast live from Nashville, took on a more somber note as local musicians such as Keith Urban and Martina McBride reflected on the city's devastating flooding just weeks earlier. CMT and the website Rhapsody donated part of the profits made from the nominated songs to flood relief efforts.
Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson and the Jersey Shore cast helped bring the laughs. Thompson took the stage in a green dress and red wig to match Reba McEntire, who poked fun at Thomspon's impersonation of her. Later in the evening, Paula Deen got in touch with her "Joisey" side thanks to a few tips from Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who dubbed the celebrity chef "Mama Hoecake."
Check out the full list of winners:
Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood — "Cowboy Casanova"
Female Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert — "White Liar"
Male Video of the Year: Keith Urban — "'Til Summer Comes Around"
Duo Video of the Year: Brooks & Dunn — "Indian Summer"
Group Video of the Year: Lady Antebellum — "Need You Now"
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year: Luke Bryan — "Do I"