Country Stars Shine at 2013 CMT Music Awards

Country music celebrated up-and-comers and veteran stars alike at the 2013 CMT Music Awards in country's capital, Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday. Click through to see the highlights.

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Taylor Swift performs at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP)
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The CMT Music Awards, hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, was a night of stellar performances. Crossover star Taylor Swift took the cake for sexiest performance of the night. Click to see more of your favorite country stars.
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Carrie Underwood swept up multiple awards, including video of the year, for "Blown Away." "Whew, the good Lord has been very good to me -- well, all of us in this room, for a long time," she told fans.
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Miranda Lambert accepts the award for CMT performance of the year for "Over You" from the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year special.
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Lambert took home two awards. The second was in the female video category for "Mama's Broken Heart."
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Lenny Kravitz performs at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Ashley Monroe performs at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Country music celebrated up-and-comers and veteran stars alike at the 2013 CMT Music Awards in country's capital, Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday. Taylor Swift was one of the performers.
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Members of Lady Antebellum, from left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood accept the award for group video of the year for "Downtown."
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Hunter Hayes performs at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Nelly performs at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Jason Aldean, left, and Lenny Kravitz perform.
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Keith Urban performs at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Jason Aldean performs at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Taylor Swift, right, performing.
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Members of Lady Antebellum, from left, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley perform at the 2013 CMT Music Awards.
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