Rascal Flatts and Justin Bieber Handed 2011 CMT Award for Collaborative Video of the Year
Martina McBride and her pop-rock co-pilot Pat Monahan of Train handed out the award for Collaborative Video of the Yea at the 2011 CMT Music Awards, and shockingly, it went to a not-at-all country artist: Justin Bieber.
The Biebs pocketed the award for his ‘That Should Be Me’ music video with country man band trio Rascal Flatts. 17-year-old Bieber, a now-seasoned award winner, had no trouble addressing the huge audience of country music strangers.
“First of all, I just want to say how honored I am to be here at the Country Music Awards with Rascal Flatts — how amazing are Rascal Flatts?” the Canadian teen icon started, inviting the live audience to hoot and holler. He thanked his mom, family, and of course, the Flatts, before handing them the mic.
“Thank you to Justin Bieber for bringing us such a great song,” Jay DeMarcus said with a wave. “It was an honor to be in this video with you, what a talented guy.”
Before leaving the stage, lead guitarist Joe Don Rooney declared to the world, “We’ve got Bieber Fever!”
Watch the Justin Bieber Feat. Rascal Flatts ‘That Should Be Me’ Video