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Taylor Swift Named Entertainer of the Year at 2011 CMA Awards

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Taylor Swift watched as her name went unread during the first four categories she was nominated for at the 2011 CMA Awards. When Reba McEntire announced the Entertainer of the Year Award winner, it seemed like the world had been lifted from the 21-year-old’s shoulders.

The country superstar won her second Entertainer of the Year CMA Award on Wednesday night. Swift jumped from her seat and latched onto Tim McGraw and Faith Hill before making her way to the stage to collect her trophy. “I’m so happy right now,” she said, screaming before thanking all of the artists who made cameo appearances on the Speak Now Tour this year.

“You have made my year. Thank you so much!” she exclaimed. Swift’s reaction was somewhere between disbelief and relief. She was more discombobulated than she’s ever been collecting an award, but didn’t shed tears like she has previously.

CMA voters chose Swift over Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Jason Aldean. Aldean had previously mentioned how much he wanted to win the award. As the camera panned to the other nominees, it seemed all four were pushing aside disappointment to politely applaud Swift.

Earlier in the night, Swift performed the song ‘Ours’ from her most recent album, ‘Speak Now.’

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