Best Reunion: Cassadee Pope and Blake Shelton
Cassadee Pope gets a hall pass for the Taylor Swift-like surprise face she sported upon winning Breakthrough Video of the Year, as her "OMG!" elation was undoubtedly genuine. Blake Shelton was equally thrilled to present his victorious Voice teammate with the trophy, giving her a a bear hug and joking, "This is where you say thanks to people.... I'm still coaching you." Pope's heartfelt speech was one of the best of the evening, telling Coach Shelton she "still needs" him, thanking fans and praising colleagues who "inspire me to do my best and get better every single day." Secondary props go to CMT voters for supporting the only female in the always testosterone-heavy category.