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"Not only did you then get to go out and travel the world and play these giant shows and get the love back from the fans," Taylor Swift said during a recent video interview for the Academy of Country Music. "But then you get nominated for an award for it. It's kind of wonderful." That's how Swift describes the heady feeling of being nominated for the entertainer of the year award. She also says the honor is "such an amazing feeling because it's really representing everything that you've done in the past year." Swift admits awards shows can be intensely stressful for her, but the ACM Awards are more relaxed and fun. "You're just walking around, and there's all these country artists that have invaded Vegas," she explained.