At the CMT Awards on Wednesday, May 6, Joel McHale announced the winner of CMT Female Video of the Year; Carrie Underwood for her collaboration with Ludacris on The Champion and while walking on the stage to accept the trophy, the Jesus Take the Wheel singer gave her husband Mike Fisher a quick hug and kiss on the cheek.
In her acceptance speech, the 35-year-old songstress continually thanked CMT and the fans who voted for her.
Thank you God for all of us who are lucky enough who sit over here that we get to do what we get to do. And thank God for you guys—the fans. You guys really are the reason that we get to do what we do. Whoever went and voted for anybody, just thank you for taking the time. It means everything.
She then thanked Ludacris, for “wanting to inspire” and partnering with her on the video song.
It took a whole team of people to put all of this stuff together for the video, so thank you all so much. Thank you to the normal people and the heroes who were in the video for just doing what you do and allowing us to share your story with the world.
Later that night, Carried took to Twitter to celebrate her win, congratulating other winning-stars and their fans.
Alongside a kiss emoji, she wrote,
Yay!!!!! I won a #CMTAward!!! Thank you, fans, for voting your fingers off. And congrats to all the other winners and their fans tonight, too! What a party!
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Yay!!!!! I won a #CMTAward!!! Thank you, fans, for voting your fingers off! ?? And congrats to all the other winners and their fans tonight, too! What a party!
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) June 7, 2018
This marks Carrie’s 18th CMT award, continuing her streak of being the winner in CMT history. Throughout the evening, the American Idol star was nominated for four awards and performed her hit song Cry Pretty.
Earlier in the night Carried and Mike, who have been married since 10 July 2010, hit the red carpet together for the first time since the songstress had an accident that left her with scars on her face.
The 2018 CMT Music Awards was broadcasted live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.