The CMT Awards are well-known for being the wackiest, craziest night in country music; the "anything goes" show in a genre which tends to stick to the straight and narrow. In past years, the fan-voted award show's gone so far as to include elaborately written comedy routines, presidential nominees, and as many opportunities to goof on Taylor Swift as possible.
This year? Well, it was far less about the scripted funnies and all about the unexpected moment.
Taylor Swift--who ended up winning the coveted Video of the Year award-- did indeed open the ceremonies with a cute skit spoofing the classic Thelma & Louise with the inimitable Shania Twain (making her first appearance at the CMTs in seven years). However, it's pretty much guaranteed that the Shania moment everyone will be talking about is not this one. It's the fact that she took a really nasty-looking fall while walking to stage to present the Male Video of the Year Award.Read More »from The 2011 CMT Awards