Taylor Swift Thrilled for Herself – and for Nashville

Taylor Swift backstage

Mark Davis/CBS/Landov

updated 02/01/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 02/01/2010 AT 7:30 AM ET

Winning four Grammy Awards in a single night would be memorable for any artist. For Taylor Swift, Sunday was all the more special as it was a historic night for Nashville music.

Told after the show that Music City artists had pulled off an unprecedented double – album of the year for Swift and record of the year for Kings of Leon – Swift, 20, replied, “That s awesome, and I didn’t know that before right now.”

Keeping up the enthusiasm, Swift further declared, “Nashville is my favorite place in the world. To see it recognized in such a beautiful way tonight at the Grammys just makes me so, so happy.”

She added that winning album of the year for her blockbuster Fearless was nothing short of amazing and humbling. “I did not see it coming tonight,” she said. “This was a beautiful, beautiful surprise.”

Asked where she’ll keep her new trophies, she replied (without elucidating): “I imagine I’ll have four options.”

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