Taylor Swift may have just won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, but she maintains she's still country to the core.
"I think a country song is when you are singing about being proud of your life," Taylor tells CNN,"I sing about love and boys, and that's my life. So that's what fascinates me -- feelings. And so I think if you're singing and writing songs about the way that you live your life, that's a country song."
The 19-year-old continues her unprecedented winning streak, including snagging five American Music Awards and four CMA Awards. But the newly crowned AMA Artist of the Year insists all the trophies she's accumulated this year aren't her measure of success. "I think for me the most satisfying thing is going out with my first headlining tour and having every show sell out. That was something that I never dreamed would be so quick to happen," she says. "Putting Madison Square Garden on sale and having it be sold out in 59 seconds. I can't believe that. I'm still completely blown away by that."