Taylor Swift Wins 2011 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album
Taylor Swift has to have a room in her home dedicated to storing her trophies and awards. Where else is she going to keep them? There's too many for a single mantle, since she keeps racking them up. The singer won another award in the form of Favorite Country Album for 'Speak Now' at the 2011 American Music Awards. Congrats, Taylor.
When Swift bounded on the stage to accept her award, she said, "I wrote this album while I was on the 'Fearless' tour, so I wrote lots of it at 4 in the morning, in hotel rooms and on tour buses. So the fact that you would honor it in this way, you have no idea how much it means to me."
Swift, who took to scrawling lyrics to some of her favorite songs on her arms while on the Speak Now Tour, also recognized the special attention that her fans pay to her lyrics. She said, "I want to thank all the fans for remembering the lyrics and caring about the lyrics. I am so happy. This is so amazing." Indeed lyrics are a crucial part of music, especially for a confessional and autobiographical musician and lyricist like Swift. Since she writes from the heart, it means a lot when fans embrace them and connect with them.
The singer then took a long, hard look at the award that she had just won and held in her hands. It was as if she needed to be pinched and to physically handle the award, because she didn't believe this was really happening to her.