Taylor Swift was the big winner at the 43rd annual Country Music Awards (CMA) in Nashville on Wednesday night.
Swift, 19, won four awards, including album of the year (â€œFearlessâ€), female vocalist of the year, music video of the year (â€œLove Storyâ€), and entertainer of the year.Â She is reportedly the youngest artist to ever win the prestigious entertainer of the year award.Â
The joke of the evening also included several references to Kanye West’s interruptance of Swift’s speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in September, which Swift also poked fun of when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” last weekend.
The show, which aired on ABC, was hosted by artists Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.Â Performers included Swift, Underwood, Paisley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Daughtry and Vince Gill.
The 2009 CMA winners were:
Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley
Single of the Year: “I Run to You,” Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Female Vocalist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: “In Color,” Jamey Johnson (w/ cowriters Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto)
Music Video of the Year: “Love Story,” Taylor Swift
Best New Artist of the Year: Darius Rucker
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
Event of the Year: “Start a Band,” Brad Paisley and Keith Urban
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland