Taylor Swift was presented with the 2021 National Music Publishers’ Association’s – Songwriter Icon Award. The event was virtual and she used her time to thank the songwriters that taught her to write. She said, “I want to take a moment to thank the people who were my professors, my teachers of the craft of songwriting.” She went on to list people that have helped her throughout her career.
To wrap up her tribute, Sara Bareilles performed her version of Taylor Swift’s song, “Clean.”
Previous winners of the Icon Award include Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and Garth Brooks.