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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 10:09 GMT 11:09 UK
Idol winner takes country awards
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood won the fourth series of American Idol
American Idol winner Carrie Underwood celebrated a double triumph at the Country Music Television Awards.

The singer won best video in the breakthrough and female categories.

Dolly Parton was a winner on the night for her duet with Brad Paisley called When I Get Where I'm Going, which collected the inspiring video award.

Keith Urban, who won best video, performed with a choir from New Orleans to highlight the plight still facing those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Urban said: "I had been down to New Orleans and was struck by a combination of things - how much has been done and how little has been done.

"We just wanted to bring a little more awareness back to the cause down there."

'Best friend'

Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles won best collaborative video for Who Says You Can't Go Home, performed with Bon Jovi.

Kenny Chesney, who entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Awards, won the male video award for Who You'd Be Today.

Dwight Yoakam led a tribute to his friend Buck Owens, who died in March at the age of 76.

Owens created the "Bakersfield sound", named after his home town, and is cited as an inspiration by some of country music's biggest stars.

Yoakam called him "the best friend country music could ever ask for".

Other winners included Rascal Flatts and Billy Currington, while Hank Williams Jr received the Johnny Cash Visionary Award for his contributions to country music.




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