Taylor Swift Repeats as ACM Entertainer of the Year

Posted Sunday April 1, 2012 11:17 PM GMT

For the second year in a row, Taylor Swift walked away from the Academy of Country Music Awards with the annual ceremony's top prize of Entertainer of the Year.

Much more composed this time around, the calm and collected "Mean" singer took the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage during Sunday night's (April 1) show to be handed her prize from presenter Lionel Richie.

Beating out fellow nominees Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton in the fan voted accolade, Taylor first voiced her admiration for the four fellas in which she beat out.

Miss Swift spent the rest of her time onstage mentioning 18-year-old leukemia patient Kevin McGuire - who was supposed to escort Taylor to the ACMs, but was unable to do so as a result of his medical condition.

When Mr McGuire revealed at the last minute that he wouldn't be making it to the Sin City country celebration, Swift immediately responded with a heartfelt tweet reading, "Just talked to Kevin McGuire," adding "He's not well enough to join me at the ACMs. Please keep him in your thoughts. I'll make it up to you, Kevin!"

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