Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. “I want to say to my fellow nominees in this category, I respect you so much and I love you,” said the 22-year-old star, who was the only female nominated in the category this year. She beat out Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton. “To the fans for voting, thank you for doing this. This is exciting,” she said. “Thank you!”
Swift’s award was the last to be handed out Sunday night in Las Vegas during the 47th annual awards show. For the second year in a row the awards show was hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire. For the second year in a row the awards show was hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire. Earlier winners included Lady Antebellum and country power couple, Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Lambert snagged top awards for female vocalist of the year and album of the year for “Four the Record.” “I own every record in this category and I’ve been listening and listening, thinking — man, not going to get it. Every record is amazing and I’m so thrilled,” she said after winning the album award.