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Underwood takes two CMT Awards

April 11, 2006 at 9:16 PM   |   Comments

NASHVILLE, April 11 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood and Australia native Keith Urban took top honors at the 4th Annual Country Music Television Awards in Nashville.

Urban won video of the year Monday night for "Better Life," about the victims of Hurricane Katrina, People magazine reported. He performed the song during the ceremony backed by a Gulf Coast choir that had been displaced by the storm.

Underwood took awards for breakthrough video and female video for her hit, "Jesus Take the Wheel." The CMT Awards are all decided upon by fans.

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi's duet with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles took the collaborative video award for "Who Says You Can't Go Home," Kenny Chesney won best male video for "Who You'd Be Today" and Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton took the inspirational award for "When I Get Where I'm Going."

Dwight Yokum led a tribute to "Hee Haw" star Buck Owens who died March 25.

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