updated 01/31/2010 AT 6:50 PM ET
•originally published 01/31/2010 AT 7:00 PM ET
The country star, who is nominated for eight trophies at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, nabbed two big awards during the pre-telecast program, including best country song (for “White Horse”) and best female country vocal. And, while other stars were walking the red carpet, she was there to claim them in person.
“This is my first Grammy, you guys,” said a beaming Swift, 20, accepting the award. “I mean, this is a Grammy! I live in awe of the people I was nominated against in this category.”
Going into the live broadcast, Swift faced fierce competition from Beyoncé, who cleaned up at pre-telecast ceremony, winning four of the astounding 10 Grammys for which she was nominated.
The R&B diva earned best contemporary R&B album for I Am … Sasha Fierce. She also won best traditional R&B performance for “At Last” and best female R&B performance for her hit “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” which also won best R&B song.