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This Is What the CMT Music Awards Looked Like in 2002

Trace Adkins Channeled His Inner Mini Me and Carrot Top Was Not Reba

Let’s take you back to June 12, 2002, when the CMT Music Awards were called the Flameworthy Awards and Kenny Chesney won video of the year.

  1. Actress Kathy Najimy was the host

    Host Kathy Najimy during the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images Scott Gries/Getty Images

  2. Trace Adkins channeled his inner Mini Me with actor Verne J. Troyer

    Verne J. Troyer, on left, and Trace Adkins during the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect Scott Gries/Getty Images

  3. Carrot Top did not want to confuse anyone as he walked the red carpet

    Carrot Top (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage) Rick Diamond/Getty Images

  4. Brooks & Dunn won duo video of the year for “Only in America”

    Brooks & Dunn receive their award during the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images Scott Gries/Getty Images

  5. Rascal Flatts presented an award in their classic 2002 attire

    Rascal Flatts during the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images Scott Gries/Getty Images

  6. Glen Campbell carried a torch

    Glen Campbell during the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images Scott Gries/Getty Images

  7. Brad Paisley won concept video of the year for “I’m Gonna Miss Her”

    Brad Paisley receives his award during the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images Scott Gries/Getty Images

  8. Chris Cagle and Gary Allan rocked their cowboy hats while presenting an award

    Chris Cagle, on left, and Gary Allan during the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect Scott Gries/Getty Images

  9. The Dixie Chicks won the video visionary award

    The Dixie Chicks accept their award during at the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images Scott Gries/Getty Images

  10. And Kenny Chesney won video of the year for “Young”

    Kenny Chesney accepts his award at the first ever CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesee.  6/12/02  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images Scott Gries/Getty Images
Writer and associate producer for CMT who lives in Nashville, but grew up in an area of Western New York that prides itself on having more cows than people.