In a surprise presentation by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, George Strait and several other big names, it was announced that Taylor Swift would receive the Pinnacle Award for her accomplishments and amazing message to her fans.
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Because of her charitable efforts throughout her short career thus far, she was recognized by Ellen DeGeneres, Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts and many others in a video tribute message:
Taylor appeared to be surprised and overjoyed as she watched the video compilation from her seat. She soon joined her fellow country stars onstage to accept her award. In her acceptance speech, she talked about how she was offered her first gig with Rascal Flatts because Eric Church got fired for playing too long. She then talked about when she toured with George Strait and how funny he is as an entertainer. Swift went on to recognize Keith Urban and a few others including her fans.
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