Relive the excitement of the 2011 CMT Awards with Southern Living editor Kim Whitman.
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Dynamic duo Big & Rich pose with Gretchen Wilson for a triple threat of star power. The Celebrity Apprentice winner and his partner performed for the first time together in three years at Tootsie's bar in downtown Nashville.
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Editor Kim Whitman joins country crooner Clay Walker on the red carpet with his wife, Jessica.
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Southern Living editor Kim Whitman poses with country star Sara Evans on the red carpet. Sara was nominated for the Female Video of the Year award for her song, "A Little Bit Stronger."
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Editor Kim Whitman talks to country newcomer Hunter Hayes on the red carpet. The breakout star performed his hit "Storm Warning" during the live show.
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Editor Kim Whitman talks to country rockers Blackberry Smoke on the CMT Red Carpet.
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Jerrod Niemann stops to chat with editor Kim Whitman on the CMT red carpet. Check out his hits, "Lover Lover" and "What Do You Want From Me?"
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Editor Kim Whitman snaps a quick shot with presenter Laura Bell Bundy. Laura joined Ricky Schroder on stage to hand out the award for Group Video of the Year.
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Hip-hop artist Ludacris switches gears at his first CMT Music Awards. He performed with Jason Aldean on Aldean's new single, "Dirt Road."
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Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward and Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews put their Superbowl differences aside while taking the press stage. The two athletes presented the award for the CMT Performance of the Year.