Taylor Swift Surprised With CMA International Artist Achievement Award
November 12, 2009 at 11:33 AM (PT)
BIG MACHINE RECORDS star TAYLOR SWIFT was surprised backstage during the dress rehearsals for the CMA AWARDS SHOW last night (11/11) in NASHVILLE by KIX BROOKS and RONNIE DUNN. The ARISTA/NASHVILLE duo presented her with the 2009 CMA "International Artist Achievement Award."
BROOKS & DUNN were last year's recipient of the award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based artist who contributes to the awareness and development of Country music outside the U.S.
CMA CEO TAMMY GENOVESE said: "What TAYLOR has done for Country music inside the U.S. is amazing in itself, but what she has done for the format internationally is outstanding. She recognizes the importance of taking her music around the globe, and in doing so, has become a phenomenal ambassador for Country music. She is very deserving of this Award."
SWIFT's second album "Fearless" has achieved Gold and Platinum certifications in 14 countries that span five continents.
For more on TAYLOR SWIFT, see www.taylorswift.com.