WASHINGTON (AFP) - Taylor Swift took the most-coveted entertainer of the year award for the second time Wednesday and newcomers The Band Perry reaped a hat trick of honours at the 45th Country Music Awards. Im so happy right now... Youve made my year. Thank you so much, said the 21-year-old singer-songwriter with the supermodel looks at the climax of a three-hour gala in country musics capital city of Nashville, Tennessee. Just minutes earlier, Swift whose Speak Now has been one of the years top country albums looked bewildered when she was passed up for female singer of the year and three other categories for which she had been nominated. Swift last won entertainer of the year the top honour at the most prestigious of country musics many award evenings in 2009, the youngest artist ever to do so. Taking the evening by storm was Tennessee sibling trio The Band Perry, who first won single of the year for their melancholic hit If I Die Young, then song of the year, and then best new artist. Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles, who perform as Sugarland, won best vocal duo three months after tragedy struck their latest concert tour when an Indiana stage on which they were about to perform collapsed, killing seven people. Jason Aldean won album of the year for My Kind of Party. Nashvilles Lady Antebellum took best vocal group. Blake Shelton picked up best male vocalist honors and Miranda Lambert won for best female vocalist. Going home empty-handed was Brad Paisley, last years entertainer of the year, who had to make do with the memory of co-hosting the evening with American Idol alumnus and three-time best female vocalist Carrie Underwood.