Throwback Photos from the 2007 CMT Music Awards You Have to See
The finger-crossing paid off: that night, the young singer took home the breakthrough video of the year award for "Tim McGraw."
Underwood also won big, with video of the year, director of the year and female video of the year for "Before He Cheats."
Same tight jeans, same big smile.
At this point in 2007, Lambert was fresh off the release of her hit album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
She'd just dropped her ninth studio album, the country-pop Family, and attended the awards with then-husband Dean Sheremet.
His singles "Don't Make Me" and "The More I Drink" were climbing the charts and he was still rocking cowboy hats on the red carpet.
Presenter Pickler was still somewhat fresh off her stint on American Idol.
He doesn't age, does he?
In 2007, Nettles was one-half of Sugarland, which earned the duo video of the year award for "Want To."
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In 2007, McBride was busy promoting her ninth album Wake Up Laughing and performing on the tour of the same name.