Taylor Swift may be a young musician but her talent and her awards count are unrivaled.
At the recent 39th Annual American Music Awards Taylor Swift took home a trophy for every category in which she had a nomination, up to and including the coveted top award of the evening, Artist of the Year. Favourite Female Artist (Country) and Favourite Album (Country – for Speak Now) are the other two awards she took home.
Taylor is the first artist to ever take home more than one AMA Artist of the Year after also being named AMA Artist of the Year in 2009. This years awards bring her career tally of AMA wins to 10.
The 2011 CMA Awards were held last month and Taylor claimed their highest honor for the second time as well when she won Entertainer of the Year. Taylor is the second woman in history to receive the CMA Entertainer of the Year award twice, and she did it at the age of 21. The CMA Awards have been running for 45 years and there have only been 7 other artists, aside from Taylor Swift and Barbara Mandrell, to ever win the coveted top prize twice. They are: Alabama, Hank Williams Jr., George Strait, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. Taylor Swift was this years only female nominee for Entertainer of the Year and her talent saw her take home the prize.
That is just the beginning for Taylor’s big year in the awards stakes. Earlier this year the ACM awarded her the Entertainer of the Year statue.
Billboard’s annual Women in Music event is coming up and it will see Taylor honored as the 2011 Woman of the Year.
It is no wonder then that the Speak Now World Tour has played to capacity crowds in arenas and stadiums across three continents and 98 shows in 17 countries this year. The tour will continue in 2012 with the Australian and New Zealand leg.
The AMA wins are the perfect lead-up to the two sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden which are the final shows of the year.
A little piece of trivia for you Taylor fans out there that love the quirky little bits of info that not everyone knows. Taylor’s lucky number is 13 and Artist of the Year was the AMA’s 13th and final award of the show!
If you can’t wait until March to see all there is to see from the Speak Now World Tour, or you are in need of a Christmas present for a Taylor fan, then keep an eye out because on November 25th the SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR – LIVE CD/DVD and DVD or Blu-ray will be released. Your taste of Taylor live at home.