Heading into this week's 47th Annual CMA Awards, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is already a winner. In honor of her chart-topping success and country-pop domination, she will be honored with the Pinnacle Award, the Country Music Association announced on Monday (Nov. 4). Due to her worldwide success in the field of country music, Swift has exposed the genre to a far-reaching audience, as evidenced by her sold-out Red Tour.
The CMA Awards will go live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and will feature a special performance by Swift, featuring Alison Krauss and Vince Gill, on her Top 10 hit "Red." Lifted from her multi-platinum album of the same name, the track serves as the star's third single release, following the success of "Begin Again" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Garth Brooks is the only other solo performer to win the award, which was created in 2005.
Heading into the awards show, Swift is a top nominee, earning six total nods -- including Entertainer, Female Vocalist and Album of the Year. Newcomer Kacey Musgraves is the only other nominee to match, hot off the critical acclaim for her debut record "Same Trailer Different Park," as well as penning two of this year's biggest releases (her own "Merry Go Round" and Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart").