Taylor Swift Crowned 2011 ACM Entertainer of the Year

Posted Sunday April 3, 2011 11:09 PM GMT

She’s one of the hottest singers in the music industry, and on Sunday night (April 3) Taylor Swift was the big winner at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

The "Mine" hitmaker was overcome by emotion while taking the stage to collect the Entertainer of the Year trophy - saying that this was the first time she's ever cried over an award.

Beating out fellow nominees Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban in the fan voted accolade, Taylor then went on to emphatically thank her loyal followers for making her a first time winner of the coveted trophy.

Along with winning Entertainer of the Year, Miss Swift also was among the performers of the evening during which she treated the audience to a rendition of her hit song "Mean".

Enjoy the pictures of Taylor Swift at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (April 3).

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