World leader Taylor Swift has received the first-ever Worldwide Artist Award at the 2013 American Country Awards. Olivia Newton-John announced the award which recognizes a country artist who has achieved global success. Taylor is now in Australia.
Olivia said: ‘Coming to America and having country hit was a dream come true for me.. Swift is a singer, songwriter and performer who has taken country music to places it’s never been before. The first-ever ACA Worldwide Artist Award goes to one of my favorite artists.’
Taylor said via video: ‘I am so sorry that I can’t be with you tonight. But I’m so thankful you decided to give me this ACA! Appropriately, I am on the other side of the world right now. I am so happy you decided to honor touring worldwide; it’s been such an amazing part of my life.’