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Taylor Swift sets songwriting record

  • FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Taylor Swift performs onstage during her Red Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees will perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month. Swift and Aldean were among the first round of performers announced Monday, Oct. 7, for the Nov. 6 show in Nashville, Tenn. Top nominee Swift is one of four entertainer of the year nominees who will perform along with Aldean, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

The organization announced Tuesday that it would name Swift as its songwriter/artist of the year. This is her sixth win, beating out five-time winners Vince Gill and Alan Jackson.

The award recognizes Nashville acts that have achieved Top 30 singles. Swift has released 14 Top 30 songs from July 2012 through June 2013. She's also the youngest artist to win the honor.

Her six awards will be displayed at the Taylor Swift Education Center, which opens Saturday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The 23-year-old singer donated $4 million to the center.


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