CMT Reveals The 20 Videos Of The Year In A Special "CMT Top 20 Countdown" on December 25

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December 22nd, 2009

via press release:

CMT REVEALS THE 20 VIDEOS OF THE YEAR IN A SPECIAL EPISODE OF
“CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN” AIRING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
Taylor Swift is #1 Most-Streamed Artist on CMT.com, VOD and CMT Mobile
Final Episode Hosted by Lance Smith

Nashville– December 22, 2009 – 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 25 at 11:30 a.m., 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 smash 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.

CMT’s Top 20 videos of 2009:

Position
Song Title
Artist
Label
1.
You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records
2.
Whatever It Is
Zac Brown Band
Atlantic/Big Picture/Home Grown
3.
She’s Country
Jason Aldean
Broken Bow Records
4.
I Told You So
Carrie Underwood
Arista Nashville
5.
Sweet Thing
Keith Urban
Capitol Nashville
6.
White Horse
Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records
7.
American Ride
Toby Keith
Show Dog Nashville
8.
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
Capitol Nashville
9.
Best Days Of Your Life
Kellie Pickler
10.
Do I
Luke Bryan
Capitol NASHVILLE
11.
Here Comes Goodbye
Rascal Flatts
Lyric Street Records
12.
Only You Can Love Me This Way
Keith Urban
Capitol NASHVILLE
13.
Big Green Tractor
Jason Aldean
Broken Bow Records
14.
Toes
Zac Brown Band
Atlantic/Big Picture/Home Grown
15.
People Are Crazy
Billy Currington
Mercury Records
16.
The Climb
Miley Cyrus
Walt Disney Records
17.
Alright
Darius Rucker
Capitol NASHVILLE
18.
Cowboy Casanova
Carrie Underwood
Arista NASHVILLE
19.
Out Last Night
Kenny Chesney
BNA Nashville
20.
I Run To You
Lady Antebellum
Capitol Nashville

CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 88 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
 
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