CMA Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, was among the artists honored at CMT Artists of the Year 2011 this week. Multi-platinum selling rock band, The All-American Rejects, were on hand to pay homage to Swift. The group performed a very cool mash-up of Swift’s mega hit, “Mean”, and the band’s own number one single, “Gives You Hell.”
This week’s music video is Brad Paisley’s number one hit, “Letter To Me.” The song was the third single from his 5th Gear album. I love the whole concept of this track and video. The meaning behind a song is what really pulls me in, and Paisley did an excellent job with this one. And no matter how many times I hear it, it can still make me cry. Mark of a great song, right?
Fresh off the heels of her ACA wins, the live performance video is Carrie Underwood singing “Before He Cheats” for Clear Channel’s “Stripped” series. The song won Underwood multiple awards and is one of the best-selling country songs of all-time. Her undeniable vocals on top of the stand-out track was a perfect combination.
The pick for cover song this week goes to Megan Nicole and Boyce Avenue for their impressive version of Taylor Swift’s “Mean.” They really hit this one out of the park, so make sure you check it out. If you are not familiar with their music, I listed their contact information after the video.