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Judd: 'Swift shouldn't have won top country award'

WENN, Thursday, November 12, 2009, 8:07am (PST)

Country music veteran Wynonna Judd has hit out Country Music Association officials for naming Taylor Swift Entertainer of the Year, insisting it's "too much too soon" for the teenage star.

"The Love Story" hitmaker, 19, made history at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night when she became the youngest person ever to win the prestigious accolade.

Swift stole the Nashville, Tennessee show by taking home gold in every category she was nominated in, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Fearless and Music Video of the Year for Love Story.

But Judd, 45, is not convinced the singer fully deserves to win the award at such a young age -- because she will have nothing to aim for in her career if she lands all the big prizes so early on in life.

She tells USA Today newspaper, "You want my honest comment? It's too much too soon. Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening at once. It's just too much of a good thing too soon."

"My thing is, being a home-school mom, I want kids to earn it, and I think some time ... cause mom and I rode in a car for the first year of our career to visit radio stations. There was a making of the star, there was a rising up, and the fans went with us.

"Now it's over coffee breaks, the success, almost. You have to play catch up... It's like the girl who wins an Oscar and she's under 20. What do you do from here?"

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