Zac Brown Band Wins Group Video of the Year at CMT Music Awards
Each year, country music fans look forward to the CMT Music Awards, where they get to cast their votes in…
Zac Brown Band; Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Each year, country music fans look forward to the CMT Music Awards, where they get to cast their votes in hopes to see their favorite artists win top prizes during “Nashville’s biggest party.”
This year, the Zac Brown Band took home the trophy for Group Video of the Year for their “Someone I Used To Know” music video. Going up against acts like Eli Young Band, LANCO, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion, the talented vocal group made sure to use their acceptance speech to talk to aspiring stars.
“We get to show up and do what we love, and no one has ever owned enough of our career to give us their trophies and accolades but that’s not how we measure our success,” ZBB frontman Zac Brown said as part of the band’s thank you speech. “This award is for all of you, my fans and all the outsiders that waded through everyones doubt. For you young artists, have courage to stand up against the machine, be yourself, work hard and one day you can stand up here and tell all the haters to F— off.”
This isn’t ZBB’s only nomination at the awards show. They also earned nominations for the prestigious CMT Video of the Year (prior to the nominees being whittled down), as well as a nod for Performance of the Year for their CMT Crossroads collaboration with Shawn Mendes.
Along with ZBB, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne led the pack with the most nominations, earning three nods each. The 2019 CMT Music Awards, which aired live on Wednesday, June 5, from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, also featured a historical, record-breaking number of performances by ZBB as well as artists like Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Luke Combs.
Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.