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"Thank you to anyone who voted for this song," a visibly astonished Taylor said from the stage, accepting the latter award during the Grammy pre-telecast. "I want to thank [Big Machine Records President] Scott Borchetta for believing in this song. When we put it out as a single, people said, 'Really? You're gonna do it?' But my label stood by it, and country radio played it a lot. This is unbelievable!"
Taylor's 'Mean' triumphed over 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not' recorded by Thompson Square, Blake Shelton's 'God Gave Me You,' Trace Adkins' 'Just Fishin'' Vince Gill's 'Threaten Me With Heaven' and 'You and Tequila,' recorded by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter.
Taylor is also up for Country Album of the Year for 'Speak Now.' The Grammy Awards begin at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.