Gabby Barrett, whose crossover hit “I Hope” went No. 1 at country earlier this year and just topped the Hot AC chart this week, won breakthrough video of the year. Accepting from home like most of the honorees, she mimed “holding my fake trophy” and noted that “this is my first time receiving a television award.” Barrett’s award was presented, remotely, by Taylor Swift, who’d picked up the same trophy 13 years earlier.
Accepting for collaborative video of the year for “Nobody But You,” Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani toasted one another and looked the model of domestic fireside tranquility. “I love you so much,” said Shelton. “I love you so much,” responded Stefani, who admitted that