CMT Counts Down Top Videos of ’09 On Host Smith’s Final Show

Swift's "You Belong With Me" video.

Swift's "You Belong With Me" video.

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.

Lance Smith

Lance Smith

Swift’s smash video “You Belong With Me” spent 19 weeks on the countdown this year, and held court at the No. 1 spot for eleven of those weeks in a new Top 20 record.

The Countdown is based on a weekly analysis of 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 VOD and CMT Mobile.

CMT’s Top 20 videos of 2009



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