TAYLOR SWIFT’S “WHITE HORSE” BECOMES HIGHEST VIDEO DEBUT IN HISTORY ON “CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN” TODAY
“White Horse” Tops CMT and CMT.com Premiere Week
NASHVILLE – February 20, 2009 – After just one week on CMT and CMT.com, Taylor Swift’s new video “White Horse” became the first video ever to debut at #1 on CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN. The video exclusively debuted on CMT on Saturday, February 7 and quickly became a fan-favorite online as well. “White Horse” also made history as the best debut ever on CMT.com and stands as the most streamed video of 2009 to date.
Swift’s latest video also features “Laguna Beach” and “One Tree Hill” star Stephen Colletti. The video was directed by Trey Fanjoy, who worked with Swift previously on videos including “Love Story” and “Teardrops on My Guitar.”
“White Horse,” the second single from Swift’s new CD, Fearless, is currently climbing the Top 10 at country radio. Released on Big Machine Records, Fearless has been at the top of Billboard’s Country Album Sales charts each of the 12 weeks since its release. Fearless is currently in its ninth week at #1 on the all-genre Top 200 Albums chart.
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