Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the CMT Country Music Awards, taking home a record-breaking 22nd award over the course of her career.

The 37-year-old singer/songwriter scooped her 21st and 22nd CMT gongs at the ceremony - the most of any artist in the show's history - with Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year accolades for Drinking Alone.

Accepting the Video of the Year award remotely, the 2005 American Idol winner said: "Oh my gosh, thank you so much. Fans - you guys never cease to amaze me at how hard you work.

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"I saw you guys throwing Twitter parties and doing your thing and voting - thank you so much.

"This one is really all about you guys, especially because we - again - haven't been together. I feel so loved this evening, so thank you guys so much.

"Of course, all the winners and nominees tonight, this is something that's so fun for us to be able to visually bring our songs to life, so thank you for all of the support and all of the fans who have been voting for everybody ... we all feel loved tonight.

"Thank you guys so much. God bless you, and hope to see you all soon."

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton won the Collaborative Video Of The Year award for Nobody But You. 

Stefani said"wow weeeeeee NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS?!!!!!! thank u to everybody that listened and voted we see you guys out there working hard for us and we appreciate it!! gx"

Stefani reposted her partner Blake Shelton's post: "It goes without saying that this is truly a special win for not only myself but @gwenstefani! CONGRATS on your first @CMT Award!!. "

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Some pre-recorded performances were held at various empty venues such as Bicentennial Park in Nashville, Sycamore Farms in Arrington, Tennessee, Ruskin Cave in Dickson County, Tennessee, and the Estate at Cherokee Dock, Tennessee.

At the awards ceremony performing in person were Kelsea Ballerini, Halsey and Noah Cyrus.

CMT Music Awards 2020 full list of winners:

Video Of The Year:Carrie Underwood - Drinking Alone

Female Video Of The Year - Carrie Underwood - Drinking Alone

Male Video Of The Year - Luke Bryan - One Margarita

Group Video Of The Year -Old Dominion - One Man Band

Duo Video Of The Year -Dan + Shay -  I Should Probably Go To Bed

Breakthrough Video Of The Year - Gabby Barrett -  I Hope

Collaborative Video Of The Year - Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani - Nobody But You

CMT Performance Of The Year - From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young - Drowning