Taylor Swift Associated Press Entertainer Of The Year 2009

The Associated Press has named Taylor Swift its Entertainer of the Year, following last year’s selection of comedienne Tina Fey.

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“I am so honored and so excited,” the “Love Story” said in an interview by phone with the news wire last week. “This was so unexpected, and I could not be more grateful.”

It has been an enchanted year for the 20-year-old country crooner. She led a sold-out tour across 52 cities across North America.

She won album of the year from the Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards. She hosted Saturday Night Live and performed at the Grammys. She won five American Music Awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year trophy

Taylor is nominated for eight Grammy Awards at next month’s 2010 ceremony in Los Angeles.