Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year at the 2011 ACM Awards
Taylor Swift scored big last night at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, winning the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for the first time. The prestigious honor is the only major ACM award determined by fan votes.
"This is the first time that I've ever won this and I'm just losing my mind," the 21-year-old star said. "The fact that this is from the fans makes it so special."
Taylor's win doesn't come as too big of a surprise, as #TaylorSwiftACMs was a trending topic well before the event. Nearly 600,000 people voted for the award, and were still able to text their choice during Taylor's television debut of 'Mean.'
The Nashville-based singer rocked the stage with a banjo, performing an energetic rendition of the 'Speak Now' song along with her country jam band. Afterward, the audience gave her a standing ovation.
"This is one of the best nights I've ever had," she added on Twitter. "Thank you so much."
Watch Taylor's ACM performance of 'Mean' below and let us know what you think. Did she deserve to win Entertainer of the Year? Did you vote in this year's ACM Awards?