Last night at The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards show in Nashville, Taylor Swift won the Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award is given to those country artists that reach true global success. At only 23 (24 next month) Taylor Swift has amounted the success that points to her truly deserving this award. I couldn’t have been happier for her and can’t wait to see how she continues to dominate the music scene.
Before Taylor Swift was awarded the Pinnacle Award they played a video package that talked about her start and her success through her Red Tour. There were congratulations given by musicians of all genres, actors, and actresses. Ellen DeGeneres even congratulated her in a funny way. The stage at the award show had all the people who gave Taylor a chance to open for them when she was just getting started. Tim McGraw (Taylor’s first hit was a song named after him) seemed to be the most emotional as he introduced the award and the achievement it took to reach the status to even be considered for the Pinnacle Award.
You could see that Taylor Swift was actually surprised that she won even though she already knew she won. She commented that she didn’t know about the video and she didn’t know how it would feel actually being on stage accepting the award. Genuine pure surprise that we haven’t seen since she started racking up awards. Taylor’s parents and brother were in attendance and I think it made her even more emotional. I had never seen her father before and her brother can call me if he wants. I will take my responsibility as Taylor’s brother-in-law seriously.
Watching I had goosebumps and my eyes may have gotten a little wet. Hearing her story and seeing how successful she has become truly shows that dreams can come true. If a little girl from Pennsylvania can dream to become a huge country artists, get that and then turn into a huge superstar, then dreams can happen. Congratulations, Taylor Swift!
What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift winning the Pinnacle Award? What did you think about the presentation? Let me know in the comment section.
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