Taylor Swift will be the second country artist to ever receive the CMA Pinnacle Award, the organization announced Monday (Nov. 4). She will accept the award during the CMA Awards on Wednesday night in Nashville.
The award was created in 2005 when it was presented to Garth Brooks.
According to the CMA, the Pinnacle Award “recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence through concert performances and record sales at levels unique in country music. The artist has also attained the highest degree of recognition within the broad expanse of music worldwide. The artist’s talent and presence will have a long-term positive impact on the appreciation of country music for generations to come.”
Swift recently filmed a role for the upcoming movie The Giver and has written the end credit song, “Sweeter Than Fiction,” for the movie One Chance, a biopic of Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts.
Swift garnered six CMA Awards nominations this year in the categories of entertainer of the year, female vocalist and album, as well as single, musical event and music video (for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban).
Swift won the CMA entertainer of the year award in 2009 and 2011. She will perform at this year’s ceremony with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss. Other collaborations include Miranda Lambert with Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes with Jason Mraz and Zac Brown Band with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Additionally, George Strait and Alan Jackson will pay tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones, who died in April.