Though they didn’t take home many trophies, America’s country stars turned out to support their neighbors to the north at Sunday’s Canadian Country Music Awards.
Eric Church offered a taste of “Springsteen” and Jason Aldean did “Take a Little Ride,” while Miranda Lambert performed both by herself and with Pistol Annies.
Taylor Swift didn’t sing, but appeared in Saskatoon to accept the Americans’ sole trophy. Rocker Bryan Adams gave Taylor the inaugural New Generation Award, pointing out her influence on social media, and how she’s “inspired a new generation of fans to discover country music and to stand up and make a difference.”
Taylor touched hands with the fans as she made her way to the stage, according to The Huffington Post.
“You guys are the ones who choose to play my songs,” she said. “You guys are the ones who choose to buy the albums and sell out the concerts and you’re the ones who make me so at home, I can’t wait to come back and see you every single time.”
Canadian artist Dean Brody was the night’s big winner, picking up trophies for both Best Male Artist and Album of the Year.
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