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Taylor Swift accepts the Video of the Year Award

2009 CMT Music Awards

Hosts: Bill Engvall
Venue: The Sommet Center
City: Nashville
Date: June 17, 2009

Video of the Year: "Love Story"

2009 CMT Music Awards Summary

With three wins, Brad Paisley emerged on top at the 2009 CMT Music Awards, although it's likely that Taylor Swift's three performances are what country music fans will be talking about in the days to come. She also won two awards -- including video of the year for "Love Story" -- during Tuesday night's (June 16) show at Nashville's Sommet Center.

Aside from a pre-taped opening segment that led into "Thug Story," her humorous, tongue-in-cheek rap video with T-Pain, Swift also provided an inspired performance of "You Belong With Me" and then closed the show with Def Leppard in a collaboration on the British rock band's late '80s hit, "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

In addition to Paisley and Swift, other award winners included Dierks Bentley, the Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and director Trey Fanjoy. The show was hosted by actor-comedian Bill Engvall.

Male Video of the Year

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist.
Winner: Brad Paisley
Video: "Waitin' on a Woman"
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Female Video of the Year

Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist.
Winner: Taylor Swift
Video: "Love Story"
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Group Video of the Year

Best video by a group; awarded to the artists.
Winner: Rascal Flatts
Video: "Every Day"
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Duo of the Year

Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists.
Winner: Sugarland
Video: "All I Want to Do"
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Collaborative Video of the Year

Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (male, female or group/duo).
Winners: Brad Paisley and Keith Urban
Video: "Start a Band"
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USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year

Best video from an artist's major debut album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo).
Winner: Zac Brown Band
Video: "Chicken Fried"
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Wide Open Country Video of the Year

Best video from an artist outside the mainstream of country music; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo).
Winner: Kid Rock
Video: "All Summer Long"
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CMT Performance of the Year

Best video performance excerpt from a CMT production; awarded to the artist (male, female or group, duo or collaboration).
Winners: Alan Jackson, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley
Video: "Country Boy" at the CMT Giants
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