Taylor Swift may have forgotten her roots, but the genre that made her famous hasn’t forgotten her. Taylor’s come a long way since her country days, but she occasionally cashes in on her remaining cachet on the genre’s biggest stages. Whether she’s teaming up with Kenny Chesney or writing a smash hit country song, Taylor can still scoot her boots with the best of them.
The Country Music Association Awards haven’t forgotten that, which might be part of the reason Taylor got a win at Wednesday night’s awards. Taylor’s song “Better Man,” which she wrote for Little Big Town, won big.