Swift Celebrates “Most Awarded” Status

Taylor Swift’s six-times-Platinum album, Fearless was officially recognized as the Most Awarded Album in the History of Country Music last night at a private dinner in Nashville. 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.

Representatives from NARAS, The American Music Awards, The Country Music Association, and the Academy of Country Music all joined Big Machine Records Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta in honoring Swift for her achievement. Other speakers praising Swift included her producer Nathan Chapman, BMI’s Jody Williams, SonyATV Music’s Terry Wakefield, ole’s Gilles Godard and MusicRow Publisher David Ross. Wakefield noted his boss Troy Tomlinson was on vacation, but desperately wanted to attend this party, so Wakefield brought a life-size cardboard cutout of the publisher. Swift later thanked everyone saying, “I never expected I would get to stand up at awards shows as much as I have. I’m proud of the people this happened to along with me. We’ve all had a lot change for us. I’ve seen a lot of you get new cars, but other than that you’re the same people.

“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,” said Borchetta of the historic evening. “The eighteen 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.”

(l-r): John Grady, Academy of Country Music Board Chairman; Steve Moore, Country Music Association Board Chairman; Susan Stewart, NARAS South Regional Director; Swift; Larry Klein, American Music Awards Producer; Kelly Rich, Big Machine VP of Sales & Marketing; Scott Borchetta, President & CEO of Big Machine Records. Photo Credit: Krista Lee for Krista Lee Photography


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