Taylor Swift is one of the most successful musical acts in the world – and has a plethora of awards to prove it.
But Sunday night brought a first for the 20-year-old country superstar – her first Grammy win.
“This is my first time walking up those stairs to accept a Grammy on national television,” a seemingly stunned and speechless Taylor said, as she accepted the award for Best Country Album for “Fearless.”
She also won two Grammys during the pre-show (which isn’t televised) for Best Country Song (“White Horse”) and Best Female Country Vocal Performance (“White Horse”), and later in the night, she’d win the big award of the night — Album of the Year (“Fearless).
But despite all her success, Taylor said joining a long line of Grammy winners felt like a “dream.”
“I just keep thinking back to like when you’re in second grade and you sing at your talent show for the first time. People joke around and they say, ‘Oh maybe we’ll see you at the Grammys someday.’ But that seems like an impossible dream,” Taylor said during her acceptance speech. “And I just feel like I’m standing here accepting an impossible dream right now and I just thank you so much for that.”
But Taylor wasn’t finished yet – she closed out the Grammys with her win for Album of the Year and she said it was a story she’d be telling for some time to come.
“I just hope you know how much this means to me… that we get to take this back to Nashville!” she beamed on stage.
“This is the story, all of us, when we are 80 years old and we are telling the same stories over and over again to our grandkids and they’re so annoyed with us. This is the story we’re going to be telling over and over again – in 2010, we got to win Album of the Year at the Grammys,” she added.
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