Taylor Swift’s Fearless album officially recognized as Most Awarded Album in the History of Country Music last night at a dinner in Nashville. Fearless is the only album in history to win the Album of The Year Grammy, plus Country Album of the Year from the Grammys, CMA, ACM and AMAs.
The event also celebrated 6X Platinum (6 million sales) for her Fearless album, 25 million song downloads, and Taylor’s 4 most recent #1 hits: Should’ve Said No, Love Story, White Horse and You Belong With Me.
On hand for the celebration were the head of Big Machine Records, Scott Borchetta, BMI vice president writer publisher relations Jody Williams, producer Nathan Chapman and Billboard senior chart manager Nashville Wade Jessen who all had nothing but kind words for the accomplished (and Fearless) songstress.
“You can not buy a ticket to see Taylor – so unless you know her dad, you aren’t getting in,” joked Scott Borchetta. “She’s all sold out.”
“I just hope you know how happy you’ve made me,” said the Fearless One herself. “I never expected I would get to stand up at awards shows as much as I have over the last year for this album. I’m so happy I was allowed to make the album I made. And, I’m proud of the people this happened to along with me. This was not wasted on us, we all appreciate it so much. We’ve had a lot change for us.”
“I’ve seen a lot of you get new cars,” she joked, “but other than that, you’re the same people I’ve always known.”
This week Taylor set a new Billboard record for Top 10 hits. She rises two spots to the 10th place with the title cut from Fearless, which becomes the album’s fifth top 10 on Country Songs. Having banked five top 10s from her self-titled debut album, Swift is the first solo female to collect five top 10s on the chart from each of her first two albums.