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Taylor Swift is starting the year off with an award already, a People’s Choice Award. Taylor was awarded Favorite Country Artist. Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum were all nominated in this category.
Sir Elton John presented Swift with the award this evening. CMT has Sir Elton John’s statement prior to presenting her award: “When I was a young lad growing up in England, the upbeat twang of the guitar and the honky tonk banging of the piano rang loud and clear all the way across the world. Today, those lovelorn melodies and rebellious songsters still ring loud and clear, proving you don’t need a pick up truck or even an old pair of boots to love country music,” he said. “You just have to hear it to love it.” You can read more on CMT.com by clicking HERE.