The Brand-New Award The CMTs Created In Honor Of Quarantine

While 2020 has challenged us in many ways, it also has forced us to get creative. The Country Music Television Awards are showcasing how our favorite country music stars expressed their creativity throughout quarantine. For this year's ceremony, the CMT Awards have announced their newest category: Quarantine Video of the Year.

With 10 nominees, all of whom created a video during the pandemic, encouraging followers to keep the faith, the winner will come as a result of fans' votes. According to Pop Culture, the award recognizes artists' videos that range from the fully-produced to the off-the-cuff at-home croon. A few singers brought groups together, while others shared their thoughts and experiences throughout their time during lockdown. Lady A's Dave Haywood and wife Kelli Cashiola took the song, "Another Day in Paradise" and parodied their quarantine routine with "Another Day in Quarantine." Think hand sanitizer, Zoom calls, and trips to the grocery store with lots of wine. 

Artists gave a peek inside their lives with their quarantine videos

A few of the nominees shared videos that brought artists together, and some even had fans singing. Brad Paisley's "No I in Beer" features a few of his famous pals along with fans; the whole crew sings and drinks a beer together via zoom. Charlie Worsham followed suit and gathered friends like Tucker Wilson, Molly Tuttle, and Rachel Loy to sing "With a Little Help from My Friends" in his video.

Country's darling Dolly Parton shared her uplifting song, "When Life is Good Again," in which she plays the piano and tugs at our heartstrings (via CMT News). The ballad harkens to the time when it's safe again to do activities like take a walk in the park and drink with friends. Another one of country's heavy-hitters, Thomas Rhett, grabbed a nomination for his video, "Be a Light." Featuring Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Hillary Scott, and Chris Tomlin, the song plays as the video highlights fans' experiences in quarantine, as noted by Pop Culture.

You can vote for your favorite quarantine video on the CMT Instagram page and see who takes home (or stays home with) the new award.