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Another award for Swift sets record in Nashville

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NEW YORK -- Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

The organization announced Tuesday it would name Swift as its songwriter/artist of the year. This is her sixth win, beating out five-time winners Vince Gill and Alan Jackson.

The award recognizes Nashville acts that have scored Top 30 singles. Swift has released 14 Top 30 songs from July 2012 through June 2013. She's also the youngest artist to win the honour.

Her six awards will be displayed at the Taylor Swift Education Center, which opens Saturday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The 23-year-old country-pop star donated $4 million to the centre.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 9, 2013 C2

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