The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
In this Sunday, June 12, 2011, file photo, Taylor Swift performs during the CMA Fan Fest in Nashville, Tenn. For the first time in her career, Swift had to postpone her Saturday, July 2, 2011, sold-out show at the Yum Center in Louisville under doctor's orders due to illness. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
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 honour.
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 centre.