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Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year at 2011 CMAs

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Congrats are in order for the lovely and talented Taylor Swift. The singer/actress/perfumer, who straddles the fine line between the pop and country worlds, nabbed the second Entertainer of the Year Award of her career at last night’s CMAs, which is country music’s most celebrated night. Swift clearly was the belle of the ball last night, since she picked up the event’s highest honor. She probably needs to create a room in her home to store and display all of her awards, since she is piling them up on the regular.

Taste of Country reports that after she headed to the stage to collect the prestigious statuette, Swift said, “I’m so happy right now,” and then proceeded to thank all of the artists who made cameo appearances on the Speak Now Tour this year. Swift brought everyone from Nicki Minaj to T.I. on stage with her this year to perform duets, which became a staple of her live show. So it was super sweet of her to thank her many collaborators.

Swift finished her speech by saying, “You have made my year. Thank you so much!” She was overwhelmed with excitement and didn’t appear to be her usually polished, pulled together self while she accepted her trophy. However, she did not cry, as she has done prior when winning such a highly-coveted award! Whatever the case, it’s an emotional moment that takes place in a live setting, so we can’t fault a girl for having to think on her feet and appearing human and vulnerable.

She also looked gorgeous as usual. She wore her signature ringlets in a side twist and ditched her ever-present red lipstick for a shimmery pink gloss, which certainly suits her youth and exuberance.

Congrats again Taylor Swift. You deserve it.

2011 CMA Awards Winners | CMA Red Carpet Pictures

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