Taylor Swift was crowned the queen of country music on Tuesday night (16Jun09) - landing the top honour at the CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.
The singer opened the ceremony for the Country Music Television prizegiving with a hilarious skit, which saw her beamed aboard Star Trek's Starship Enterprise and feature in a T-Pain rap video in a comical dream sequence.
And Swift went on to land the most prestigious prize of the night - scooping the award for Best Video for her single Love Story.
She was also handed the Best Female Video honour for the same song and she used her opportunity on stage to pay tribute to her loyal supporters. She told the crowd, "Thank you to the fans that come out to my shows and spend such hard work making these amazing scrapbooks and writing me letters. Reading your letters and reading your MySpace comments, anytime I have a bad day, you make those days good."
Swift went on to perform twice, once on her own and then teaming up with rockers Def Leppard to belt out Pour Some Sugar on Me.
The other big winner at the ceremony was Brad Paisley, who triumphed in the best Male Video category for Waitin' on a Woman.
He also took home a trophy for his duet with Keith Urban - their Start a Band song was named Collaborative Video of the Year and shared the CMT Performance of the Year prize with Alan Jackson, George Strait and Dierks Bentley (Country Boy).
Rascal Flatts scooped Group Video of the Year for Every Day and Sugaland were named Duo of the Year, for their hit All I Want to Do.
The USA Weekend Breakthrough Video honour went to the Zac Brown Band (Chicken Fried) and the Wide Open Country Video award was presented to Kid Rock (All Summer Long).
The night saw performances from others stars including Paisley, Toby Keith, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.