After Wednesday night, country-music star Kenny Chesney has something in
common with The Cars -- first 'video of the year' winner of a
cable-network-produced music-awards show and future subject of a trivia contest
'You Might Think' did it for The Cars on MTV: Music Television's premiere
Video Music Awards in 1984. Chesney accomplished the feat Wednesday
during sister channel Country Music Television's first Flameworthy Video
Music Awards for 'Young,' which also picked up male video of the year.
Chesney also was the only nominee to get two awards.
Other winners included Martina McBride (female video), Brooks & Dunn
(group/duo video), Brad Paisley (concept video) and Chris Cagle (breakthrough
video). As announced earlier, The Dixie Chicks were honored as video
Music fans determined the outcome of CMT's awards by
casting votes on the channel's Web site (www.CMT.com
) -- more than 2 million were cast.
CMT's show, presented live from Nashville, Tenn., is
expected to release its ratings result late Thursday afternoon or Friday.