In an interview with CMT Insider, Taylor Swift shared Kenny Chesney‘s congratulatory comments immediately after she was named entertainer of the year award at Wednesday’s (Nov. 11) CMA Awards in Nashville. “He just said, ‘I’m so proud of you and I love you so much,’” she recalled. “We were texting earlier, and we were saying that same thing, like, ‘No matter what happens tonight, I love you so much.’ And it was just like I really, really love Kenny a lot. All the other people in the category with me have taken me out on tour as their opening act. Every one of them — Keith, Brad, George, Kenny — all of them. And so those are people that I’ve looked up to and just held up in my head as these heroes, and they’re always going to that for me.” Swift also said she was holding her breath during the announcement and that winning the night’s top award was “the most crazy, unexpected thing.” CMT Insider airs Saturday (Nov. 14) at 1 p.m. ET/PT.