Taylor Swift embraced her country roots at the CMAs by announcing the nominees and winner in the Entertainment of the Year category.
“It’s been almost 13 years since I came to Nashville with a dream of being a songwriter and being a recording artist,” Swift said before explaining how each of the artists in this category are so influential in country music: Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
“I learned so much about what it means to be an entertainer from the remarkable artists,” she continued.
Swift announced Garth Brooks as the night’s victor, which you can watch below:
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