Carrie Underwood Wins Video of the Year at the 2015 CMT Music Awards
The award was presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold, who joked back and forth before reading off the list of nominees. Underwood was the winner for the fan-voted award, for which voting was open right down to the wire.
The joyful star took to the stage to accept the honor. "I don't know what to say," she gushed. "This is such an amazing blessing. I have the best fans in the world, I really do. Country music has the best fans in the world, but I definitely have the best of the best of the best, so thank you guys so much."
She went on to thank CMT, and her director rattled off a list of thanks as well, prompting her to exclaim, "You remember all the stuff I forget to say!"
Like the song itself, the video is a beautiful expression of Underwood's strong Christian faith, with 12 dancers joining the superstar in ankle-deep water, and a 16-member choir joining in for a chorus of "Amazing Grace."
Underwood also took home Female Video of the Year for the same clip and shared Collaborative Video of the Year honors with Miranda Lambert for "Somethin' Bad" earlier on Wednesday night (June 10). She also gave her first public performance since giving birth to her son, singing "Little Toy Guns."
Country Stars on the 2015 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet