Nothing pairs quite as well with summer as country music, and the stars of country music were out in full force Wednesday night for the CMT Music Awards. Hosted by the beautiful Kristen Bell this year, she rocked the show solo this year and set a tone for some serious girl power and a fun night for all. If you didn't catch her hilarious opening to the awards ceremony featured on Entertainment Tonight that showed her futile attempts to get a cohost, she decided she didn't need a man to carry the show. And in her opening monologue, Bell praised the powerful and highly capable women in country music and the gorgeous ladies of country did not disappoint.
Breakthrough Video of the Year and winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope, shared a sweet moment with her former coach, Blake Shelton, who presented the award. Carrie Underwood truly owned the night as she won the coveted award for Video of the Year. Other notable wins of the evening were couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert respectively taking home Male and Female Videos of the Year and Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie's with CMT Performance of the Year.
Of course the night was packed with killer performances and this year country wasn't the only genre. Jason Derulo, ZZ Top, Florida Georgia Line, and Luke Bryan rocked out to a memorable and booty droppin' mash-up of "This Is How We Roll" and "Talk Dirty." However it was Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert's amazing performance of "Something Bad," that really stole the show.
It was a fun and exciting night for all the stars of country and fans alike. Watch a recap of the 2014 CMT Music Awards here!