ACM Awards Nominee Taylor Swift is in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year up against some heavy-hitters like Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood. She also has a shot at Video of the Year for her song ‘Mean’.

Even before the ACM’s start, Taylor will already have one award under her belt this weekend when the First Lady, Michelle Obama, present Taylor with ‘The Big Help’ award at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. While she was in Vegas getting ready for the ACM’s, Taylor told Y108’s Stoney Richards that she’s never met the First Lady before and that she’s nervous, but so excited. “When I found that out, I had to just take a minute and just think about how lucky I feel, getting to meet the First Lady. Having her even…know who I am. It’s amazing.”

Taylor is a 2010 ACM Entertainer of the Year winner and she’s up for that title again this year. “It’s fan voted so you never know what’s gonna happen,” Taylor said. “If people go an vote, two thumbs up, then maybe, maybe we have a shot.”

Entertainer of the Year isn’t the only influence fans have had over her career and music. Taylor said that she is surprised at her number one hit ‘Ours’. She didn’t expect it to be what it was, “the story on that song…it wasn’t even originally on ‘Speak Now’, it was a bonus track, just like an exclusive bonus track you could only get in certain places and the fans liked it so much that it became a single.

Taylor’s not one to rest it seems, she recently voiced a character in the movie ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ and she also has a couple songs on the Hunger Games soundtrack, including one in which she teamed up with ‘The Civil Wars’. “They’re fantastic and they have a song on the Hunger Games soundtrack that’s really good. You should check out that soundtrack. If you like ‘Civil Wars’, there’s a lot good like Americana cool stuff on there.”

The ACM Awards air Sunday night at 8PM on CBS, KDKA-TV2. See the full list of 2012 ACM Award nominees.

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