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FILE - This Sept. 24, 2013, file photo shows singer Taylor Swift at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" in Los Angeles. The Country Music Association will present Swift with its Pinnacle Award, given to an artist who has achieved worldwide success and recognition that is unique to country music. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Country Music Association Awards aren't until Wednesday, but Taylor Swift is already a winner.

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

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 8 p.m. Eastern 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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