Winning the Country Music Association Awards' entertainer of the year is a top honor and always counted as a career high point. But for Blake Shelton it wasn't even the most memorable moment of an amazing Thursday night.
Taylor Swift won her second consecutive entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, just 24 hours after she was saluted by first lady Michelle Obama for her charity work on The Kids' Choice Awards.
A giddy Taylor Swift won her second entertainer of the year award and rising sibling act The Band Perry was the night's top winner as The Country Music Association Awards celebrated the young women of country music on Wednesday night.
A packed house watched country duo Sugarland deliver an emotionally-charged free concert meant to "celebrate" healing, life and music while serving as a tribute to the victims of a deadly stage collapse last August at the Indiana State Fair.
The pop sensation won the fan-voted video of the year award at the CMT Music Awards for "Mine" on Wednesday night. Swift also won the fan-voted Academy of Country Music artist of the year award earlier this year.
The two members of the country duo Sugarland avoided a nasty public trial with the group's founding member, settling a lawsuit over claims that she was owed an estimated $14 million of the band's profits after she left to pursue a solo career five years ago.
Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Paramore are this year's "VH1 Divas," but they'll be taking some of the focus off themselves, singing for the military through a partnership with the USO.
It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award.