It’s the CMT Extravaganza!

TAYLOR SWIFT was living a dream last night at the 2009 CMT Music Awards, which might as well have been called The Taylor Swift Show. In addition to winning Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for “Love Story,” Taylor performed twice and opened the show with a special humorous montage that made it seem as if everything Taylor dreams suddenly comes true. One of those goals was to star in the latest Star Trek movie, and suddenly Taylor was wearing Spock ears, flirting with Spock himself and vaporizing show host BILL ENGVALL when he tried to give her flirting tips. Taylor also fulfilled her big goals of becoming a Tennessee Titan and rapping with a little vocal help from R&B singer T-Pain. He worked in “Love Story” to the hardcore tune, which featured Taylor rapping about her mostly quiet lifestyle. She even got bleeped at one point, which puzzled her since she claimed to only say “Yo.”

Taylor’s first performance of the evening was her latest hit, “You Belong With Me.” In a nod to the video, Taylor began the performance sitting on a bed wearing her bathrobe and glasses, but quickly ripped it off to reveal a blue dress. A squad of cheerleaders then flooded the stage and backed her up with a dance routine. DEF LEPPARD joined Taylor for the night’s closing performance, “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

Before her Def Leppard performance, Taylor thanked her heroes GARTH BROOKS and SHANIA TWAIN for setting great examples for her to follow. She also thanked her brother AUSTIN for being her date to the awards show.

Here’s the complete list of winners from last night’s 2009 CMT Music Awards:

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift — “Love Story”

Male Video of the Year
Brad Paisley — “Waitin’ on a Woman”

Female Video of the Year
Taylor Swift — “Love Story”

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video
Zac Brown Band — “Chicken Fried”

Duo Video of the Year
Sugarland — “All I Want To Do”

Group Video of the Year
Rascal Flatts – “Everyday”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Brad Paisley & Keith Urban — “Start a Band”

Wide Open Country Video of the Year
Kid Rock — “All Summer Long”

Video Director of the Year
Trey Fanjoy

CMT Performance of the Year
Alan Jackson, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley — “Country Boy” from CMT Giants: Alan Jackson

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