By Whitney Pastorek
Updated June 17, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Direct from a Nashville already traumatized by CMA Music Fest and thousands of Bonnaroo refugees, it’s the 2009 CMT Music Awards! Below, please find the live blog as it happened during the broadcast, complete with technical difficulties, Miller Genuine Draft, and guest appearances from Brad Paisley, Sugarland, the B-52s, Kellie Pickler, and host Bill Engvall. Enjoy!