Stars Represent Country Music At Billboard Music Awards
Taylor was one of the night's big winners, taking home the awards for Top 200 Billboard Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Artist, for which Jason Aldean, the Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum were also nominated.
"You've given me another reason to love you," said Taylor, who also gave shout outs to Shania Twain and Faith Hill when she accepted the Top 200 Billboard Artist trophy, beating nominees Justin Bieber, Susan Boyle, Eminem and Lady Antebellum.
Although the night was full of glitzy pop performances, kicking off with Rihanna and Britney Spears singing a hot duet of "S&M," country stars really wowwed the audience and viewers. Keith Urban - dressed in a black t-shirt, jeans and boots - performed a powerful rendition of "Long Hot Summer" during the event.
Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" was named Top Country Song, and their remarks were grateful and humble as they took the stage to accept the award.
"Thank you so much Billboard and country radio for playing our song," said Hillary Scott.
Charles Kelley jumped in to add, "Thank you to all the radio and all you fans out there. You changed our lives, and we thank you so much. We love you."
The country trio also performed their romantic song, "Just A Kiss," during the ceremony.