The Music Video of the Year award was originally presented at the 1985 Country Music Association Awards. The category honors excellence in country music videos that have been released during the eligibility years and is awarded to both the artist and the director.
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. The current holders of the award are Cody Johnson and Dustin Haney for the video to Johnson’s hit single “‘Til You Can’t”.
“Light On In the Kitchen”
Director: Reid Long
Directors: Mason Allen & Nicki Fletcher
“Need A Favor”
Director: Patrick Tohill
“Next Thing You Know”
Director: Running Bear
“wait in the truck”
HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson
Director: Justin Clough
The Music Video of the Year Award is traditionally presented in the morning before the CMA Awards‘ main ceremony. Such was the case again this year!
This year’s winner was announced early in the morning on Good Morning America. It was then revealed that HARDY and Lainey Wilson’s music video for “wait in the truck” was the winning video!
The news came just minutes after it was previously announced that HARDY and Wilson also won the award for Musical Event of the Year for “wait in the truck.” So they’re walking into tonight’s ceremony with two wins under their belts already!
Head below to watch HARDY and Wilson’s CMA Award-winning video for “wait in the truck.” Congratulations to them and the video’s director Justin Clough on this achievement!