It might sound premature, but the 23-year-old starlet received the Pinnacle Award — which recognizes artists who dominate the industry — during last night's ceremony. Garth Brooks, who won the award in 2005, is the only other artist to receive that distinguished honor. It's amazing to think that Swift has had 41 singles make it to the top 40 charts during her young career. Now, that's text book domination right there, folks. Neither the win, nor the video featuring Justin Timberlake, Julia Roberts, Mick Jagger, and Carly Simon applauding the singer could boost her ego, though. Swift kept her acceptance speech cool, calm, and collected, thanking the country music legends who presented the award to her. She wrapped up the evening with a powerhouse performance with Alison Krauss — a.k.a. our heart strings still need mending. If only we had Elie Saab to cry on.
Now readingTaylor Swift's Red Elie Saab Gown Is The Pinnacle Of CMA Fashion