Taylor Swift will receive the CCMA Generation Award, a new accolade created in conjunction with the Canadian Country Music Association’s 30th anniversary. The award is designed to honor an artist expanding the global popularity of country music.
“With her increased and continual success on the international scene, Taylor Swift embodies every aspect of the CCMA Generation Award,” said Ted Ellis, Chair of CCMA Board of Directors. “Since 2010, she has not only become the biggest-selling country artist in Canada, she is also one of the top selling artists in the world, across all genres. Taylor has already been recognized with over 100 prestigious international industry honors (including three previous CCMA awards for Top Selling Album) and she maintains a connection with her 200 million fans online daily.”
She will attend the 2012 CCMA Awards in Saskatoon, which will be broadcast live across Canada on Sun., Sept. 9 at 8 PM/ET on CBC, with encore airings on CMT Canada starting at 10 PM/ET.
Swift will also debut the music video for her current single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on Thursday (8/30). The video will air simultaneously on MTV and CMT at 7:49 PM/ET.