The country star sings lead on the band's classic song "Photograph"

By Eileen Finan
October 23, 2008 10:55 AM

Country teen queen Taylor Swift turns rock chick to sing lead with Def Leppard on the band’s ’80s classic, “Photograph,” in a new video that will begin airing Friday on CMT.

PEOPLE.com has a first look at the video, where Swift takes center stage on the tune – a hit six years before the 18-year-old was born. The performance is a preview of the upcoming CMT Crossroads special with Swift and the band that will air in its entirety on Nov. 7.

Swift called the Def Leppard collaboration “a dream come true,” and said she was introduced to the band when she was still in the womb by her mother, a huge fan.

“I was kind of nervous to meet everybody but we met and hugged and jelled right away,” she told PEOPLE of their first rehearsal. “They are the coolest guys on the planet.”

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