Taylor Swift is given an entire awards show to make up for the Kanye West thing
We exaggerate, yes, we do, but it did seem a little bit "All Taylor all the time" at the 43rd Country Music Awards last night. She was four for four in the categories in which she was nominated.
At 19, Taylor Swift is the youngest artist to win the CMA for entertainer of the year, and she couldn't have been more tickled about it, especially during her final acceptance speech.
"Beaming toward her dad, seated in the audience, Swift said through tears, 'I will never forget this moment, because in this moment, everything that I have ever wanted has just happened to me,' " reported L.A. Times pop music critic Ann Powers in her review of the show.
But maybe the country singer's not 100% sweet? Powers went on to describe the evil influence that Miley Cyrus has had on Ms. Swift. ...
"Struggling for her notes but not showing any concern about it, Swift made a flurry of arena-rock moves, shaking her long, gold tresses as if she were Robert Plant and sliding down a shiny pole in what seemed like a defiant nod toward her friend Miley Cyrus, who took guff for similar gyrations on this year's Teen Choice Awards," Powers writes. "By the end of this production number, she owned the night."
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo credits: Rick Diamond / Getty Images (top three images of Taylor Swift); Fatih Saribas / Reuters (fourth photo down, not of Taylor Swift); Tami Chappell / Reuters (bottom two images of Taylor Swift)
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