CMT Poll Projects Taylor Swift as Big Winner at CMA Awards
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- If fans have their way, Taylor Swift
could walk away with as many as three wins in the categories of Entertainer,
Female Vocalist, and Album of the Year at the "The 43rd Annual CMA Awards",
according to CMT's fourth annual poll. Swift would become the youngest artist
ever to win Entertainer and join an elite group of only six other women -- the
Dixie Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Reba and Shania
Twain -- who have received the CMA's highest honor...
"Taylor won our poll across every age demo and genre, and the results are a
direct reflection of the unprecedented year she's had with CMT viewers," said
Jay Frank, SVP of music strategy, CMT. "Her hard work and amazing music
definitely have fans rooting for her to sweep the CMA Awards next Wednesday."
Complete CMT poll results are as follows:
1. Entertainer of the Year - Taylor Swift
2. Album of the Year - Taylor Swift's Fearless
3. Song of the Year - Carrie Underwood's "I Told You So" written by Randy
4. Female Vocalist of the Year - Taylor Swift
5. Male Vocalist of the Year - George Strait
6. Vocal Group of the Year - Rascal Flatts
7. Vocal Duo of the Year - Brooks & Dunn
CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading
television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching
more than 89 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an
unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top
resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include
the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
Amanda Murphy of CMT, +1-615-335-8408, firstname.lastname@example.org
Red took 5 weeks to hit 2m in US sales. Speak Now took 6. Fearless took 7. Taylor Swift took 61. 1989 hit 2m in 3 weeks...