Country music has two queens—or young princesses, anyway—right now, if the Academy of Country Music Awards are a barometer. Miranda Lambert was the biggest winner of the night, numerically, with four trophies. But Taylor Swift got the biggest award, for entertainer of the year, in the kind of split decision that benefits everyone except maybe headline writers.
Winning the top prize is "the biggest thing in the world to me," Swift said after the show, "because my heroes won that award. To have such amazing artists take me under their wing, like Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban, these are all [former entertainer of the year winners] I've opened for... And then you look back to Shania Twain and Garth Brooks, the people I'm just absolutely in awe of. So the fact that I would even be mentioned in the same breath... is mindblowing to me."
This win represents a sort of double crown for Swift, as she won entertainer of the year at the other big country kudocast, theRead More »from Taylor, Miranda, Brad Celebrate Their ACM Awards