Taylor Swift presented the breakthrough prize at a major country music awards show last night – 13 years after she won the honour.
The pop superstar was famously recognised at the CMT Music Awards in 2007 for her song Tim McGraw.
And she made a virtual appearance during the 2020 ceremony to present the breakthrough video award to 20-year-old singer Gabby Barrett for her track, I Hope.
Taylor, who cancelled all live appearances and performances in 2020 due to the pandemic, said: ‘I was honoured to win this award 13 years ago because it’s voted on by the fans.
‘The CMT breakthrough video of the year shines a light on a brand-new artist and I can’t wait to see who you’ve chosen this year.’
When accepting her own CMT prize as a fresh-faced 17-year-old, she sweetly admitted: ‘I can’t even believe that this is real. This is definitely the highlight of my senior year.’
The singer began her career in country music but has since become one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, with her latest album Folklore smashing records.
Meanwhile, pregnant star Gabby got to have another memorable moment as she performed her track I Hope during the ceremony.
And afterwards, she tweeted: ‘What an honor to be apart of the @CMT awards! Thank y’all so much for all the love!!!!!!!! WOW!
‘A performance and an award!!!!! 🙂 Red heartCowboy hat faceGlowing star I am humbled thank you!’
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