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Taylor Swift reigns AGAIN as queen of CMT Awards

June 16, 2009 |  9:06 pm

For a second year in a row, Taylor Swift claimed the same top two crowns at the CMT Music Awards: best video of the year and best female video. This year "Love Story" took both trophies. Last year she prevailed twice for "Our Song."

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Brad Paisley actually nabbed the most CMT Music Awards — three. He won his first-ever victory as best male vocalist ("Waiting on a Woman") plus laurels in two other categories: collaboration ("Start a Band" with Keith Urban) and performance of the year ("Country Boy" with Alan Jackson, George Strait and Dierks Bentley).

Brad Paisley's never won best video of the year. Now Taylor Swift has tied the record for most wins in that top race — and set a new one for female artists. Also claiming it twice in the past were Keith Urban ("Better Life," 2006; "Days Go By," 2005) and Toby Keith ("American Soldier," 2004; Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," 2003).

Taylor Swift beat lofty competition for video of the year: Trace Adkins ("You're Gonna Miss This"), Brad Paisley ("Waitin' on a Woman"), Sugarland ("All I Want to Do") and Carrie Underwood ("Just a Dream").


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