Taylor Swift has received a number of awards throughout her career, including the prestigious Pinnacle Award at this year’s CMA Awards and Artist of the Year at Sunday night’s American Music Awards. Each time Taylor accepts an award, she thinks of her fans, who have propelled her career to a level she could only dream of reaching.
“I think about the letters that I get from classrooms,” she said. “I think about the YouTube videos that my mom sends me of some little girl opening up her Christmas present and it’s tickets to my show and she freaks out. I think about videos of young girls playing songs on guitar they just learned.”
Taylor likes to witness her fans dedication first-hand. After a show, she says she sometimes tucks herself away where no one can see her, but she can watch her fans as they exit the venue, giving her the opportunity to take in the lengths they go through to show their love for her music.
“I will watch people leave the shows and I’ll look at their signs,” she said. “I’ll look at the shirts that they made or I’ll look at—some people cover themselves with Christmas lights just so that we can see them from the stage. Those little things are the things that flash through my mind when my name gets called. I don’t really think about it being for me, ‘cause they’re the ones who did it.”
Taylor will be spending Thanksgiving with her Australian fans this year as she will kick off the next leg of her RED Tour in the country on November 29.