Miranda Lambert Grabs Female Video of the Year Nod, Despite Being Absent From 2011 CMT Music Awards
Video of the Year nominee Jason Aldean and country newcomer Kristin Chenoweth introduced the award for Female Video of the Year, which, naturally, went to Miranda Lambert for her Grammy-winning tune, 'The House That Built Me.' Unfortunately, the newly married singer was unable to attend the CMT Music Awards tonight due to a tour scheduling conflict.
In spirit, Lambert claimed the award against the hands-down biggest female names in the industry: Carrie Underwood for 'Undo It,' Reba for 'Turn on the Radio,' Sara Evans' 'A Little Bit Stronger,' and Taylor Swift's 'Mine.'
"Now, you guys, Miranda is on tour playing Connecticut tonight," Chenoweth told the audience as she closed the winner's envelope. "But I'll make sure she never gets this award, 'cause I'm gonna keep it."
Watch the Miranda Lambert 'The House That Built Me' Video