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Exclusive Clip: All-American Rejects Salute Taylor Swift at CMT Artist of the Year

December 13, 2011 (7:34 am) GMT
Take a brief glimpse at the band fronted by Tyson Ritter as they perform a mash-up of Taylor's song 'Mean' and their own track 'Gives You Hell' at the special gala dinner.

CMT Artists of the Year 2011 special will not air until Tuesday night, December 13, but AceShowbiz has got a special sneak peek at the gala dinner which took place in Nashville. It previews some live performances at the event including a special tribute dedicated to by .

"I know that The All-American Rejects are doing one of my songs, doing sort of like a different version of it, so I'm really excited to see what they do. I'm a big fan of that band," Taylor gushed. Her song "Mean" will be mashed up by the band with their own track called "Gives You Hell".

The other performer for the night was . "We're playing a new song off our new record 'Dancin' Away with My Heart'," Dave Haywood dished on before adding that they planned "to perform it just acoustic, keep it very straight and simple, just the way we wrote the song."

CMT Artists of the Year is an extravagant celebration honoring the achievements and highlights of five country music superstars , , Lady Antebellum, and Taylor Swift. Hosted by actor , it will also sees the likes of , and Joe Walsh in attendance.



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