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Taylor also copped the awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for “Love Story” and Album of the Year, Fearless.
The night truly belonged to the 19-year-old star, who performed twice during the three-hour telecast. Taylor is the youngest performer to ever win Entertainer of the Year and the first female to win since Shania Twain in 1999. “I’ll never forget this moment,” an emotional Taylor said, “because at this moment everything that I have ever wanted just happened to me.”
Brad Paisley took home two honors, repeating as Male Vocalist of the Year and sharing the Musical Event of the Year with Keith Urban for "Start a Band.” Lady Antebellum was also a double winner, as the trio broke Rascal Flatts’ hold on the Vocal Group category and also won Single of the Year for “I Run to You.”
Look for more coverage of the CMA Awards, including red-carpet photos, in the Dec. 7 issue of Country Weekly, on sale Nov. 30.