Country Music Association Award for Video of the Year

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Country Music Association Award for Video of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byCountry Music Association
First awarded1985
Currently held byHardy, Lainey Wilson and Justin Clough (2023)

The Country Music Association Awards is a major awards show in country music. Formerly known as the Music Video of the Year Award, Video of the Year was originally presented at the 1985 Country Music Association Awards. The category honours excellence in country music videos that have been released during the eligibility years and is awarded to both the artist and the director. Below are the winners and nominees of the award.[1]

he inaugural recipients of the award were Hank Williams Jr. and John Goodhue in 1985 for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight", with Martina McBride becoming the first female winner of the award in 1994 for "Independence Day" and Trey Fanjoy becoming the first female director winner in 2009 for Taylor Swift's "Love Story". Among artists, Brad Paisley holds the record for most wins in the category, with four, while two-time recipient Alan Jackson has a leading twelve nominations. Carrie Underwood holds the record for most nominations without a win, with six. Among directors, Fanjoy and Michael Salomon are tied for most wins in the category, with three each, while Fanjoy leads with a record eighteen nominations. Jack Cole and Jon Small are tied for most nominations without a win, with six. The current holders of the award are Cody Johnson and Dustin Haney for the video to Johnson's hit single "'Til You Can't".

Recipients[edit]

Miranda Lambert received the award in 2010 and 2020.
Two-time winner Toby Keith.
Brad Paisley holds the record for most wins in this category, with four.
Taylor Swift singing into a mic while playing a banjo
Taylor Swift won the award in 2009 and 2013.
Martina McBride was the first woman to receive the award, winning for the video of her classic hit "Independence Day".
Two-time recipient Garth Brooks won consecutively in 1990 and 1991.
Inaurural winner and three-time recipient Hank Williams Jr.
Two-time honorees Dixie Chicks.
Year Winner Work Nominees
2023 Blue ribbon Hardy
Blue ribbon Lainey Wilson
Blue ribbon Justin Clough
"Wait in the Truck"
2022[2] Blue ribbon Cody Johnson
Blue ribbon Dustin Haney
"'Til You Can't"
2021 Blue ribbon Kelsea Ballerini
Blue ribbon Kenny Chesney
Blue ribbon Patrick Tracy
"Half of My Hometown"
2020 Blue ribbon Miranda Lambert
Blue ribbon Trey Fanjoy
"Bluebird"
2019 Blue ribbon Kacey Musgraves
Blue ribbon Hannah Lux Davis
"Rainbow"
2018[3] Blue ribbon Thomas Rhett
Blue ribbon TK McKamy
"Marry Me"
2017[4] Blue ribbon Brothers Osborne
Blue ribbon Wes Edwards
Blue ribbon Ryan Silver
"It Ain't My Fault"
2016[5] Blue ribbon Chris Stapleton
Blue ribbon Tim Mattia
"Fire Away"
2015[6] Blue ribbon Maddie & Tae
Blue ribbon TK McKamy
"Girl in a Country Song"
2014[7] Blue ribbon Dierks Bentley
Blue ribbon Wes Edwards
"Drunk on a Plane"
2013[8] Blue ribbon Tim McGraw
Blue ribbon Taylor Swift
Blue ribbon Keith Urban
Blue ribbon Shane Drake
"Highway Don't Care"
2012[9] Blue ribbon Toby Keith
Blue ribbon Michael Salomon
"Red Solo Cup"
2011[10] Blue ribbon Kenny Chesney
Blue ribbon Grace Potter
Blue ribbon Shaun Silva
"You and Tequila"
2010[11] Blue ribbon Miranda Lambert
Blue ribbon Trey Fanjoy
"The House That Built Me"
2009 Blue ribbon Taylor Swift
Blue ribbon Trey Fanjoy
"Love Story"
2008 Blue ribbon Brad Paisley
Blue ribbon Andy Griffith
Blue ribbon Jim Shea
Blue ribbon Peter Tilden
"Waitin' on a Woman"
2007 Blue ribbon Brad Paisley
Blue ribbon Jason Alexander
"Online"
2006 Blue ribbon Brooks & Dunn
Blue ribbon Robert Deaton
Blue ribbon George J. Flanigen IV
"Believe"
2005 Blue ribbon Toby Keith
Blue ribbon Michael Salomon
"As Good as I Once Was"
2004 Blue ribbon Brad Paisley
Blue ribbon Alison Krauss
Blue ribbon Ricky Schroder
"Whiskey Lullaby"
2003 Blue ribbon Johnny Cash
Blue ribbon Mark Romanek
"Hurt"
2002 Blue ribbon Brad Paisley
Blue ribbon Peter Zavadil
"I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"
2001 Blue ribbon Sara Evans
Blue ribbon Peter Zavadil
"Born to Fly"
2000 Blue ribbon Dixie Chicks
Blue ribbon Evan Bernard
"Goodbye Earl"
1999 Blue ribbon Dixie Chicks
Blue ribbon Thom Oliphant
"Wide Open Spaces"
1998 Blue ribbon Faith Hill
Blue ribbon Steven Goldmann
"This Kiss"
1997 Blue ribbon Kathy Mattea
Blue ribbon Steven Goldmann
"455 Rocket"
1996 Blue ribbon Junior Brown
Blue ribbon Michael McNamara
"My Wife Thinks You're Dead"
1995 Blue ribbon The Tractors
Blue ribbon Michael Salomon
"Baby Likes to Rock It"
1994 Blue ribbon Martina McBride
Blue ribbon Robert Deaton
Blue ribbon George J. Flanigan IV
"Independence Day"
1993 Blue ribbon Alan Jackson
Blue ribbon Martin Kahan
"Chattahoochee"
1992 Blue ribbon Alan Jackson
Blue ribbon Jim Shea
"Midnight in Montgomery"
1991 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
Blue ribbon Bud Schaetzle
"The Thunder Rolls"
1990 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
Blue ribbon John Lloyd Miller
"The Dance"
1989 Blue ribbon Hank Williams Jr.
Blue ribbon Hank Williams Sr.
Blue ribbon Ethan Russell
"There's a Tear in My Beer"
1988 Not Awarded
1987 Blue ribbon Hank Williams Jr.'
Blue ribbon
Bill Fishman
"My Name is Bocephus"
1986 Blue ribbon George Jones
Blue ribbon Marc Ball
"Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"
1985 Blue ribbon Hank Williams Jr.
Blue ribbon John Goodhue
"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"

Category facts[edit]

Artists[edit]

Artists with multiple wins

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Total wins 4 wins 3 wins 2 wins
Artist Brad Paisley Hank Williams Jr. Garth Brooks
Kenny Chesney
Dixie Chicks
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift

Artists with multiple nominations

12 nominations
11 nominations
10 nominations
6 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations

Directors[edit]

Directors with multiple wins

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Total wins 3 wins 2 wins
Artist Trey Fanjoy
Michael Salomon
Robert Deaton
Wes Edwards
George J. Flanigan IV
Steven Goldmann
TK McKamy
Jim Shea
Peter Zavadil

Directors with multiple nominations

18 nominations
10 nominations
  • Jim Shea
8 nominations
7 nominations
6 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations
  • Bud Schaetzle
  • David McClister
  • Declan Whitebloom
  • Ethan Russell
  • George J. Flanigan IV
  • Justin Clough
  • Michael Merriman
  • Randee St. Nicholas
  • Roger Pistole
  • Sherman Halsey

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