CMA Awards 2011: Taylor Swift is Entertainer of the Year

two time cma entertainer of the year

It turned out to be another very good year indeed for Taylor Swift, who won her second Entertainer of the Year honor during the 45th annual CMA Awards in Nashville last night.

She gushed, "I'm so happy right now!  This is thanks to all the fans who filled up those stadiums and arenas all over the world this year."  The pop country songstress read from a list that she had scrawled on her arm, thanking an impressive group of celebrities who joined her on tour: Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, Nelly, T.I., Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.

Swift picked up the same award in 2009.  The only other female artist to win twice was Barbara Mandrell, in 1980 and 1981.

Speak Now World Tour kicked off in February 2011 and will end in mid-March 2012, earning $40 million thus far.  Not bad for a young woman who is only 21.

Check out the complete 2011 Winners List and Taylor's video acceptance speech below:

2011 cma winners list

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