CMA Awards 2011: Taylor Swift Bags Top Prize

Taylor Swift proved too tough for country music’s big boys as the young superstar took home the CMA Awards 2011 Entertainer of the Year on Wednesday.

Swift defeated country music’s biggest male stars—Brad Praisley, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, and Jason Aldean–for the night’s biggest prize. Swift was, however, shut out from the other categories where she was nominated, as she lost for music video of the year, song of the year, album of the year, and female vocalist of the year.

The Band Perry shared the limelight with three wins, including New Artist of the Year. The band also scored wins for the track “If I Die Young.” The chart-topper won as Single of the Year and Song of the Year. Jason Aldean had two wins for Album of the Year for “My Kinda Party” and Musical Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson.

The other big winners were Miranda Lambert (Female Vocalist), Blake Shelton (Male Vocalist), Lady Antebellum (Vocal Group), Sugarland (Vocal Duo), and Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter for “You and Tequila” (Music Video).