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Taylor Swift Gets Back to Her Roots, Presents Entertainer of the Year Award at the CMAs

Taylor Swift casually dropped by the CMA Awards on Wednesday to present the award for Entertainer of the Year. The CMAs host, Brad Paisley, let the audience know she would appear to present the award, which went to Garth Brooks. This was surely a way for her to show off a new outfit, but more important, she was able to get back to her roots. After all, Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, and Red were all considered country albums, and it was only recently that she made the transition into pop music. When Swift took to the stage to present the award, she acknowledged those early days as a struggling country artist: “It’s been almost 13 years since I came to Nashville with a dream of being a songwriter and a recording artist, and I learned so much about what it means to be an entertainer from the remarkable artists in this arena tonight.” Watch the full video below.

Watch Taylor Swift Present an Award at the CMAs