pinnacle award

The respect she gets when she is at the CMA awards now, it’s just amazing. For all that she achieved at such a young age, it just blows everyone away. A 10 year career and is one of only 3 people to win a pinnacle award, and a handful of women to win Entertainer of the Year, not once but TWICE, plus having THE MOST AWARDED ALBUM EVER IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY! Honestly, Taylor Swift commands a room like no one else. And I’m glad she is still able to go back home and be with the people who believed in her and helped her become the artist she is today.

So to the CMA, to whoever made this choice, you’re not only rewarding my hard work and exhaustion. You’re rewarding the hard work and exhaustion of my family and my label and anyone who works with me and most of all, the fans, who filled stadiums. I love you. On behalf of all of those people, thank you, thank you, I love you. You’ve made me feel so special right now. Thank you.
—  Taylor accepting the Pinnacle Award at the CMAs
  • Taylor Swift: *performed with the Rolling Stones at one of their concerts, honored by Mick Jagger in her pinnacle award video, performed with Mick Jagger on the 1989 World Tour, has Mick Jagger's cell number and texts him*
  • Courtney Love: u know wut...i bet taylor swift doesn't even know who the rolling stones are...these young kids...that'll get her...
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Pinnacle Award (Audience Cam)

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 I just know that this had to have taken a lot of people to make this decision to give this to me. So, to the CMA, to whoever made this choice…you’re not only rewarding my hard work and exhaustion…you’re rewarding the hard work and exhaustion of my family, and my label, and anyone who works with me..and most of all the fans. Who filled stadiums. I love you. On behalf of all those people, thank you, thank you. I love you! You've made me feel so special right now! Thank you!”