Taylor Swift's album "Fearless" has gone Gold or Platinum in 14 countries. That garnered her a FIFTH award at the Country Music Awards show this past Wednesday night.
Brooks and Dunn, who won the award last year, presented her with the award backstage at the CMA's.
She had quite a night. In sports, they would call it a "career" night, one in which she won as many awards as a successful star might win in an entire career. She did it in one night, representing just one year of what will become an even more amazing career as she progresses. She is 19 years old. Album of the Year (Fearless), Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year (Love Story), and ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR!
How can she have accomplished so much at such a young age? (She also hosted Saturday Night Live last week, just before the CMA's.) There are few others who have achieved so much at so young an age. None, now that I try to think of one, at least in the professional music business.
Traits that young stars seem to have in common include incredible energy, creativity and an almost unbearable need to express it in as huge a manner as possible. They are ambitious, true, but, in the beginning at least, huge success and money is NOT what seems to motivate them.
Miley Cyrus seems to be that way too.
Both of these young women began their incredible careers at a very young age. Miley had the advantage of a fairly well-known Father, Billy Ray, plus the Disney organization as a launching pad. (Hannah Montana)
Taylor Swift moved herself (with her adult family) to Nashville, where she launched herself, at what, about age 13? Launched herself. No other way to put it.
I have seven grandchildren; and all are girls. I hope that my grandkids will develop just HALF the drive and ambition of these two. I wish them both continued success.