“I love making music,” Urban said during Wednesday night’s (June 7) awards show in downtown Nashville. “I love making videos. I love making records. I love writing songs. I love touring.
“I love what I get to do,” he added. “Maybe more than ever right now, because who knows how long you get to do it?”
The award was Urban’s fourth win of the night, and he made sure the fans knew how grateful he is for everything they’ve done.
“I don’t know what to say. This award is for everybody watching that voted, for everybody in the room tonight, for everybody outside who couldn’t get in, for everybody who comes to see us play in concert,” he said. “You guys allow me to (play music), and when you support this music and connect with it the way you do, that’s all I’m trying to do. I’m just trying to make a connection.”
During the two and a half hour live broadcast from the Music City Center, Urban also took home belt buckles for his three other wins.
“Thank you, Carrie Underwood, for being part of this video and the song,” he said, adding, “CMT has played this video to death, and we had the best time shooting this video.”
Underwood chimed in at the end to thank the fans for being so supportive.
Right after that, Urban came back to the stage — high-fiving fans as he went — when actress-director Katherine Heigl announced that his “Blue Ain’t Your Color” had won Male Video of the Year honors.
“Oh, my God,” Urban said. “Thank you, everybody in the ‘Ville. You have no idea how much this means to me.”
He then gave almost all of the credit to the woman behind the man.
“I wanna say a massive thanks to my wife Nicole Mary (Kidman), because you have no idea how much of what I do she is involved in. Every little piece of it. And especially the videos. She hates me saying this, but I want it to be said, because she helps me so much making these videos what they are,” he said before promising their daughters Sunny and Fifi that next year, they’d get to come to the awards show.
When Urban picked up his Social Superstar of the Year award, he was quick to thank the crowd.
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