Taylor Swift Tops CMT Year End Countdown
December 22, 2009 at 7:43 AM (PT)
TAYLOR SWIFT tops the list when CMT counts down the 20 biggest country music videos of the year in a special year-end episode of CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25th at 11:30a ET/PT. CMT host LANCE SMITH will count down the best videos of 2009, as well as his favorite moments of the past nine years, on his final episode as host of the series. SMITH recently announced that he would be exiting the show at the end of 2009 to pursue a career in acting.
SWIFT’s video "You Belong With Me" spent 19 weeks on the countdown this year, and held court at the #1 spot for eleven of those weeks in a new Top 20 record. The COUNTDOWN is based on a weekly analysis of CMT.com activity, digital and physical retail sales, radio airplay, other online activity and viewer voting.
For the second year in a row, SWIFT was the most-streamed artist on CMT.com, CMT VOD and CMT Mobile.