Today I'm thinking about Taylor Swift. Since Taylor won Entertainer of the Year at this year's CMAs some artists including Wynona and Randy Travis have come out and said that it is way too soon for her to win such an honor. However, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Reba amoung others have said that she was totally deserving of the honor. She worked hard for it and she's had a lot of success and that's what the award is all about.
Do you think that it was too soon for her to win? Are you concerned that winning awards will become less of an honor now that she's won the top prize so young?
How much stock you think artists put into awards? The honor is nice, but do you think that Kenny Chesney has all of his awards on his mantel or do they get put into a box and shoved in the attic? Nascar driver, Carl Edwards gives his tropheys away when he wins it's only the win that counts he doesn't really care about the trophey. I think Brad Paisley put it best when he said "I like winning awards, I don't like reminders of the past all that much. Nor do I have time to dust or polish the statuettes, so my parents take care and display most of them at their house." I hear ya Brad, I hate dusting!
Regardless of what she does with the award or how early in her career she won it, I think Taylor Swift deserves the CMA for Entertainer of the Year. I think Taylor has a good enough head on her shoulders that no matter how often she wins it this will always be the biggest win in her career, but she'll value every future win as well.
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