Swift to receive award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

May 11, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) -- She's only 20, but Taylor Swift is getting in the hall of fame.

The country starlet will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards on June 17 in New York City. The announcement was made Tuesday.

Swift, known for penning songs about her puppy love lapses, has written or co-written every song on her two multiplatinum-selling CDs: her 2006 self-titled debut and 2008's "Fearless," which won album of the year at this year's Grammy Awards, among other top honors.

Phil Collins and music producer Phil Ramone also will receive special awards at the event. Other inductees include Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White.


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