Swifty can’t be stopped! Taylor took home the big awards at the BMIs, and is the youngest person to ever be named “Country Songwriter of the Year!”
It’s a new day, which means another day full of good news for Taylor Swift. The 20-year-old songstress picked up some major metal at the BMI Country Awards, and of course, set a new precedent in the process.
Taylor, 20, was named Country Songwriter of the Year, making her the youngest person to ever win the award. The title came thanks to her songs “White Horse,” “You Belong with Me,” and “Fifteen,” plus the Kellie Pickler recorded “Best Days of Your Life.” Previous young winners of the award include Bill Anderson, who won in 1960 at the age of 23, and a little artist named Johnny Cash, who won at age 24 in 1956.
Taylor (who looked flawless as always at the event) and co-writer Liz Rose also shared the award for Country Song of the Year for “You Belong With Me,” which was the most-played country song for more than a full year!
Ms. Swift has another big night Nov. 10 with the CMA awards, where she is up for Female Vocalist of the Year. Could her big wins at the BMIs be an indication of CMA glory for the blonde country star? It might — but keep in mind the BMIs are all about songwriting (not actual vocals), and she’s up against real powerhouse voices like Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire for the CMA award.
That said, Taylor won Female Vocalist of the Year in 2009, along with the coveted Entertainer of the Year award, making her the youngest person (again!) to ever win that CMA honor. So, if we’ve all learned anything over the past year, it’s to never count out Taylor for anything.
Taylor will reportedly be performing “Back to December” at the CMA’s, an emotional apology song to an ex-boyfriend, believed to be Taylor Launter. Tune in tonight to catch all the CMA action!