Away from the bright lights and the eyes of the millions who would watch the actual telecast of the Grammy Awards later that night, Taylor Swift won her first Grammy during a pre-telecast of the 52nd annual GRAMMY Awards for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” for her hit song “White Horse.”
As Swift’s mom jumped up and down and Swift’s label boss Scott Borchetta took video on his cell phone, Swift went up to the podium to accept the award she had once only dreamed about.
“I live in awe of my producer Nathan Chapman and all of the incredible musicians in Nashville,” she said that fateful evening. “And thank you to anyone who was a Grammy voter who decided that it might be a good idea to vote for me for this, because I am so happy.”
Swift would only get happier as the night went on, as she went on to win three more Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year” for “Fearless”.
Fast forward five years and the former country music sweetheart has evolved into a worldwide musical icon, picking up a slew of Grammy nominations for her megahit “Shake It Off” in 2015.
But no matter what happens, it might be the time she won her first Grammy that will stay within the hearts of country music fans for years to come.