Taylor Swift has been named the Greatest Country Singer OMG Like Ever by the Association of Teen and Preteen Girls (ATPG). Swift, who narrowly beat out other top contenders such as Miley Cyrus, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood for the honor, learned of her win in a text message from ATPG president and Philadelphia High honors student Emily Daniels. “congrats!! ur th gr8st cntry sngr OMG lik evr” read the text message. In an acceptance speech posted to her Twitter account, Swift wrote: “it is such an honor to receive this award. thanks to all the fans for everything you do for me. while i’m here I have an important announcem.” It is unclear what Swift would have gone on to say had Twitter’s 140-character limit not brought her speech to such an abrupt end.
ATPG is expected to announce the winners in more award categories in coming weeks. The race for Hawtest Guy Country Singer ;) is particularly hotly contested, with Chuck Wicks, David Nail, The Carter Twins, and Justin Gaston (Underwear Boy) all running about even at this point.
Daniels explained that voting for the awards usually takes place during the Friday night sleepovers at her house. The panel is made up of girls ranging from 11-17, all of whom watch at least two hours of CMT per week.
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