Taylor Swift’s ‘Fantastic’ American Music Awards Night With Her Brother
First Published: November 21, 2011 9:52 AM EST Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Taylor Swift had a huge night on Sunday at the American Music Awards, winning three awards – including Artist of the Year – and she was overjoyed to share the experience with her brother, Austin.
“It really was wonderful that my brother was here to see that,” Taylor told Access Hollywood guest correspondent Tim Vincent backstage at the AMAs.
“He’s usually at college. He goes to college and just lives a completely different life than me,” the 21-year-old singer explained. “To take him into my world for a second, it made me feel really good to be winning.”
Taylor was also excited to have close friend Selena Gomez in the audience on her big night.
“I was on stage, and I was just like, ‘I love all my friends. I love my family. I love you, Selena.’ It was just this stream of consciousness because I honestly had no idea what to say,” she said of her speech, where she thanked the fellow star along with her brother.
Even after taking home three trophies, Taylor appeared to be in awe backstage.
“This is a huge night for me. I can’t believe that tonight went the way that it did and that my fans were so amazing. Three awards-- it’s wonderful,” she told Tim. “I was hoping for one. You hope, thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to win one? That would be great.’
“Then one happened, and I was like, ‘This is amazing. This has been such a fantastic night.’ Then it’s just like, ‘Oh, there’s another one.’ Then there’s the giant crazy category of artist of the year,” she said.
Adding, “I can’t believe that happened.”
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