It isn't enough that Taylor Swift is beautiful, charming and extremely talented both as a songwriter and a performer. She's also critically-acclaimed and regularly recognized by her peers as an exceptional talent. Fresh off her victory for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Swift added four more honors to her already extensive resumé at last night's Country Music Association Awards. Swift took home the top prize of Entertainer of the Year (snapping a streak long held by Kenny Chesney) and also won Female Vocalist of the Year (a title previously held for three consecutive years by Carrie Underwood). Swift also won Album of the Year for her indestructible opus Fearless (which remains in the top 10 on the Billboard chart a year after its release) and Music Video of the Year for her clip for "Love Story."
In years past, the CMA Awards have been especially country-centric, but there was plenty of room for crossover this time around. In addition to Swift's victories, former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker scored the title of New Artist of the Year, and indie-friendly alt-country outlaw Jamey Johnson picked up the prize for Song of the Year.
Swift — whose reaction to even getting nominated for Entertainer of the Year was blissfully charming — was her usual humble self during the proceedings. She invited her band out for a group hug during an acceptance speech, and she summed up the evening on Twitter. "I have said 'I love you' to so many people tonight," she wrote. "I can't stop hugging people. This is magical."