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Taylor Swift to receive CMA's Pinnacle Award

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  • Taylor Swift will receive the CMA's Pinnacle Award Wednesday.

      Taylor Swift will receive the CMA's Pinnacle Award Wednesday.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Country Music Association Awards aren't until Wednesday, but Taylor Swift's already a winner.

The CMA will present Swift with its Pinnacle Award, given to an artist who has achieved worldwide success and recognition that is unique to country music.

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Garth Brooks is the only other performer to win the award. It was created in 2005.

Swift is the top nominee at Wednesday's awards, airing live at 7 p.m. on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. She's got six nominations along with Kacey Musgraves, and is going for a third win of top honor entertainer of the year.

Swift will perform on the awards show with Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer and Eric Darken.

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