Taylor Swift hailed as first woman to win ‘Best Songwriter of the Decade’

Taylor Swift hailed as first woman to win Best Songwriter of the Decade
Taylor Swift hailed as first woman to win ‘Best Songwriter of the Decade’

Taylor Swift accepted the Songwriter-Artist of the Decade award at the annual Nashville Songwriters award on Tuesday.

The star-studded ceremony took place on September 20 at the Ryman Auditorium in Tennessee.

The latest victory of the Folklore singer has given her the honor of becoming the first female musician to win the prestigious title.

The All Too Well crooner has received the NSAI’s Songwriter of the Year award a total of seven times from 2007 to 2015, marking a record-breaking achievement for the singer.

While taking the honors, Swift delivered a 13-minute speech reflecting on her approach to songwriting and re-recording her first six studio albums.

“I’m here to receive this wonderful award for ten years of work, and there’s no way I can explain how great that feels. Because the way I see it, this is an award that celebrates a culmination of moments,” she said on stage.

“Challenges. Putting down gloves. Albums of which I am proud. Triumphs. Strokes of luck or misfortune. Loud, embarrassing mistakes and the subsequent recovery of those mistakes, and the lessons learned from them.”

“This award celebrates my family and my co-writers and my team. My friends and my fiercest fans and my toughest opponents and everyone who has come into my life or left it. Because when it comes to my songwriting and my life, they are one and the same,” said the singer, who shone during the ceremony in a beautiful dress with black sequins.

Swift then performed the full 10-minute version of “All Too Well” live to the audience.

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