Taylor Swift sets Nashville songwriting record
FILE - This March 29, 2013 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Swift, Maroon 5 and fun. are finalists in 11 categories at the Billboard Music Awards, announced Monday, April 22. Swift, Maroon 5, Rihanna, One Direction and Justin Bieber will compete for the top artist award. The Billboard Music Awards will air live May 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)
Published Tuesday, October 8, 2013 3:38PM EDT
NEW YORK -- Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
The organization announced Tuesday that it would name Swift as its songwriter/artist of the year. This is her sixth win, beating out five-time winners Vince Gill and Alan Jackson.
The award recognizes Nashville acts that have achieved Top 30 singles. Swift has released 14 Top 30 songs from July 2012 through June 2013. She's also the youngest artist to win the honour.
Her six awards will be displayed at the Taylor Swift Education Center, which opens Saturday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The 23-year-old singer donated $4 million to the centre.