Taylor Swift Recognized For Most Awarded Album In History Of Country Music
March 18, 2010 at 10:33 AM (PT)
BIG MACHINE star TAYLOR SWIFT’s “Fearless” album was officially recognized as the Most Awarded Album in the history of Country music at a private dinner in NASHVILLE YESTERDAY (3/17). Representatives from NARAS, THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC all joined BIG MACHINE RECORDS GROUP Pres./CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA for a group presentation to honor TAYLOR’s achievements.
“Fearless” is the only album in history to win the all-genre “Album of The Year” GRAMMY, plus Country Album of the Year Awards from the GRAMMYS, the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. TAYLOR, who turned 20 in DECEMBER, was youngest artist in history to win the “Album Of The Year” GRAMMY and she is also the award’s first ever solo female Country winner and the first solo female winner in more than a decade.
BORCHETTA said: “We tend to always look forward when it comes to TAYLOR, but tonight it was time to stop for a moment and look back on one of the most successful music works of all time. The 18 months of our lives known as the ‘Fearless’ era have been history-making, euphoric and triumphant. The sales, the airplay, the accolades and the awards have all just been incredible. But most important to me is that my friend TAYLOR and her collective team of family, record label, management and her road family continue to raise the bar with work ethic, achievement and enjoyment. Dreams do come true.”
TAYLOR co-wrote or wrote every song on “Fearless,” which came out in 2008. She was honored at the event for more than 13 million in total record sales and more than 25 million digital downloads for “Fearless.” The album has been certified 6X Platinum for sales of over six million records and was the #1 selling album in the U.S. in both 2008 and 2009. Her self-titled debut album has been certified 5X Platinum with sales over five million.
For even more on TAYLOR SWIFT, see www.taylorswift.com.