It's been a whirlwind year for [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist]. The country crossover sensation has won just about every music award an artist can possibly win, including CMA awards, a couple of CMT Awards, American Music Awards and a VMA (when she was famously interrupted onstage by Kanye West). And now the 19-year-old is up for eight Grammy Awards.
Despite receiving accolade after accolade and selling millions of records, even she can't believe she's up for all those statues. "I started freaking out and jumping up and down," she told The Associated Press. "I honestly never would have predicted this, eight nominations. I'm ecstatic and blown away and so, so thankful."
Swift's nominations include Album of the Year for Fearless, Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "You Belong With Me," and Best Country Album. Swift was also nominated last year and performed her song "Fifteen" with Miley Cyrus at the 2009 Grammys.
"To be recognized by the Grammys is the ultimate honor, and all I know is that when I write about this in my journal tonight, it will be in all capital letters and underlined four times," she added. "And there will be lots of exclamation points in this entry because I never imagined I'd get to write this kind of journal entry." She also called the recognition "absolutely is something that you daydream about."
The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31. Until then, Swift has a lot of phone calls to make. "I'm just gonna call a bunch of people and tell them that I love them."