Ontario, Canada (4E) – Country star Taylor Swift may as well add another feather on her hat as she is to be honored in this year’s Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), the awarding body announced Monday.
Swift will be receiving CMMA’s inaugural Generation Award for her “incredible global success.”
In a press release, Ted Ellis, Chair of the CCMA Board of Directors said, “With her increased and continual success on the international scene, Taylor Swift embodies every aspect of the CCMA Generation Award. Since 2010, she has not only become the biggest selling country artist in Canada, she is also one of the top selling artists in the world, across all genres. Taylor has already been recognized with over 100 prestigious international industry honours (including three previous CCMA awards for Top Selling Album) and she maintains a connection with her 200 million fans online daily. We look forward to this presentation during the 2012 CCMA Awards broadcast.”
The CMMA Generation Award celebrates the achievements of exceptional and internationally-acclaimed country artists who “have made significant impact on the international music scene.”
The CMMA was established in 1976 and is “committed to ensuring the growth of Canadian country music through education, communication, information, promotion and recognition.”
Also featuring performances by Gord Bamford, Jason Blaine, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, Deric Ruttan, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith, The Stellas, High Valley, Jason Aldean, Pistol Annies, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert, the 2012 CCMA Awards will be held on September 9 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.