Best of 2009

Taylor Swift's Big, Amazing Year

Her CMA nomination for entertainer of the year caps off a wild 2009 for country's new reigning princess

HOLLA BACK, T-SWIZZLE

Talk about an odd couple! Under the hip-hop moniker T-Swizzle, she teams up with Auto-Tune master T-Pain to open the CMT Awards on June 16 with an unforgettable duet. "No I ain't got a gun/No I never really been in a club/Still live wit' my parents/But I'm still a thug!" raps Swift, who went on to take home the award for video of the year for "Love Story."