NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it again during the CMT Music Awards.

The former “American Idol” champ won Wednesday night’s top honor, video of the year for “Cowboy Casanova,” and CMT performance of the year for “Temporary Home” two months after making history by winning her second Academy of Country Music Awards entertainer of the year. Both awards are chosen by fans tuned into the live shows.

She was the night’s only multiple winner.

“They were there before I had anything, an album, a record deal, a tour or anything like that,” Underwood said after the show. “They built me from the ground up.”

The CMT Awards, which are chosen exclusively by fan voting, were another salute to some of country music’s top young stars. Lady Antebellum continued its scorching run by winning group video of the year for the trio’s crossover hit “Need You Now” and Miranda Lambert taking female video of the year for “White Liar,” her first No.1 song.

“Tonight’s all about the fans,” trio member Dave Haywood said after receiving the belt buckle trophy given to winners. “Thank you fans!”

Lambert followed up three wins at the ACM Awards with yet another win. She jumped up and pumped her fists as she made her way through the crowd and shouted.

Toby Keith to celebrate 4th with Pops

BOSTON – Country music star Toby Keith will celebrate Independence Day with the Boston Pops.

Liberty Mutual, the event’s sponsor, announced Wednesday that Keith will join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for the annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show on the banks of the Charles River.

The 40-year-old singer-songwriter’s hits include “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This,” and “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue.”

The “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” will be televised nationally on CBS.

Al and Tipper’s daughter separated from husband

WASHINGTON — Another Gore marriage is on the ropes.

The eldest daughter of Al and Tipper Gore, Karenna, has been separated from her husband, Andrew Schiff, for a couple months.

Two friends of the family who spoke on condition of anonymity say the couple is seeking counseling.

The former vice president and Tipper Gore announced just last week that they were separating amicably after 40 years of marriage.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized by the Gores to discuss a personal matter. Al Gore’s office said it would have no comment.

Karenna is 36. Andrew is 44. They married in 1997 and have three young children.

Larry King’s wife recovering

PROVO, Utah – A spokesman for Larry King says the talk-show host’s wife is recovering after an apparent prescription drug overdose last month in Utah.

Emergency medical workers were called to Shawn King’s home in Provo on May 28. Her father dialed 911 after finding the 50-year-old woman in her bed, breathing but not responding when he tried to wake her.

He told dispatchers that he thought she may have taken too much medication for anxiety or depression.

Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce in April, but Larry King released a statement Wednesday through his spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, saying their marriage is still together.

King says he supports Shawn King, loves her and that they will go through “this difficult time intact as a family.”