Hello Taylor fans!
Yes, again! We actually didn’t know if the Sparkly Dressed was even making the show, but she actually walked the red carpet. Following an introduction by Kris Kristofferson and a video footage clip detailing her accomplishments, Zooey Deschanel was the one presenting the Queen of Sparks with the Woman of the Year award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada last night (May 20).
And although she had not been previously announced to appear in the show, the starting credits teased about “A special appearance by Taylor Swift”. I think it was a way to make sure she didn’t leave.
She didn’t win her other nominations. Top Country Artist went to Lady Antebellum and Top Touring Artist went to U2.
On other Country news, Jason Aldean won Top Country Album for My Kinda Party and Top Country Song for Dirt Road Anthem. Fellow country singer Luke Bryan was on hand to introduce Carrie Underwood’s performance of Blown Away from her new album from the same name. It was one of the few great performances of the show.
Other highlights for me where John Legend and Jordin Sparks during the Whitney Houston tribute, Cee Lo Green and the Goody Mob’s small tribute to Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys and finally, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys singing to close the show.
I wish I’d heard more of Natasha Bedingfield’s tribute to Donna Summer but they cut to commercials when she had barely started singing. That was not cool.
Adele won Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Digital Media Artist, Top Pop Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top 1o0 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist… and a lot more! Unfortunately, they never got to the top awards of the night.
Here’s Taylor’s win. No idea how long will this remain up!
And here’s an interview she did backstage with Downtown Julie Brown:
A big shoutout to @SmilesForTaylor and @MSwift53 for the help with the pictures and the list of winners tonight! Sorry to all followers in Twitter whose questions I missed, but those mentions were just speeding by at lightspeed.
Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.
Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila Sunrise, Paul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.
Coming up in the Calendar!
- May 21: Tickets go on sale for the 2012 CMT Music Awards at 10am Central Standard Time
- May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.
- May 28: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall closes at CMAfest.com.
- June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
- June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.