“It feels good,” Aldean said on the red carpet. “Over the years, I’ve done a ton of videos. To finally be here this year and win it for this song is—it’s pretty special.”
Having had the idea to collab with Carrie, Aldean was surprised to see the song turn into the huge hit it’s become, calling it “pretty incredible.”
Also winning big this year was country duo Maddie & Tae, taking home the award for Group/Duo Video of the Year for “Woman You Got.”
“I prayed for this. Tae and I prayed for this,” Maddie Marlow told E! News after the pair’s big win. “God is good, and no matter what curveballs come, we prevail every time. This is a huge, huge, huge deal for us.”
Presenter LeAnn Rimes saw the awards show as an opportunity to celebrate her decades-long career in the industry. Chatting with E! News, she teased new music in addition to an upcoming summer tour. And when she’s not making music, the way she spends her time is very relatable.
“I’m at home in my sweats,” she revealed, “like everybody else.”