Singer Taylor Swift will already be a winner when she arrives at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday (06Nov13) - she has been named the recipient of the 2013 Pinnacle Award.

The Love Story hitmaker becomes only the second artist to ever be presented with the honour, which recognises musicians who have made a significant impact on the industry - Garth Brooks picked up the inaugural prize in 2005.

The Nashville, Tennessee ceremony is already shaping up to be a big night for the 23 year old - she is nominated in six categories for the show, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Red, while she will also perform at the event, alongside the likes of Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Sam Bush.