The winner for Music Video of the Year has been named in advance of The 53rd Annual CMA Awards!
Kacey Musgraves’ video for “Rainbow,” directed by Hannah Lux Davis, has officially taken home the title, which honors both the artist and director. Country duo Maddie & Tae revealed the news on Wednesday (Nov. 13), just hours before “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” during a special edition of Good Morning America. The two read off Musgraves’ name from Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon.
The music video for “Rainbow” was released in February, and features footage of Musgraves highlighted by a golden light while placed in the background of a number of situations where the characters seem to be barely getting by, from a stressed-out mom to a man who appears to be an alcoholic surrounded by empty bottles of liquor.
Musgraves beat out other Music Video of the Year contenders, including Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country,” Dierks Bentley’s “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne), Maren Morris’ “GIRL,” and Eric Church’s “Some Of It.”
Musgraves is also in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. The Texas native is slated to take the stage alongside the legendary Willie Nelson during tonight’s telecast.
The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood alongside special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, airs live Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC.