Taylor Swift named CMA entertainer of the year

CHRIS TALBOTT - AP Entertainment Writer
November 10, 2011
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Taylor Swift performs "Ours" during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift is the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year.

Swift leaped from her seat with her arms in the air and jumped up and down before hugging her mother and good friend Tim McGraw.

Swift won the award for the second time. The international crossover sensation who has sold more than 20 million albums by the age of 21 also won the CMA's top honor in 2009.

Swift becomes the second woman to win entertainer of the year twice at the CMAs, joining Barbara Mandrell.

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