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Taylor Swift has become known for her incredible and theatrical live stage shows, which often include special guests. Her “Red” Tour is currently in the midst of 3 sold out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and brought out two huge country acts to join her. On night one, she was joined by Luke Bryan for “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and night two, Rascal Flatts joined her on stage for “What Hurts the Most.” We’re dying to know who she’ll bring out for night three. Watch the videos below!
“I Don’t Want This Night To End”
“What Hurts the Most”
“I wouldn’t necessarily say she is a country artist. I mean, obviously Taylor Swift started in country, but she morphed into somewhat of a cultural icon, so, who am I to judge what she is?”
But he doesn’t have any problems with stars from other genres trying their hand at country. For example, Kelly Clarkson:
“You know, if Kelly Clarkson wants to do country albums because that’s what inspires her, then let her do it. Look at Kanye West or Ludacris … they aren’t rappin’ and cussin’ like they were on their first few albums, so what does that make them? It’s all in the eye of the beholder and the listener. We all use our outlet to grow ourself.”
What do you think? Is Taylor country? Let us know in our poll below and on Facebook:
Country superstar Taylor Swift has won a pretty unique award. She’s been named the 2013 Fragrance Celebrity of the Year with her three perfumes: Wonderstruck, Taylor, and Wonderstruck Enchanted. All perfumes are with Elizabeth Arden. She took home “Best Market Launch: Woman’s Mass,” and “Fragrance Celebrity of the Year.” She was the biggest winner of the night.
The annual award show celebrates excellence in fragrances and perfumes. Other winners included Justin Bieber’s “Girlfriend” perfume, and he had also won Consumer’s Choice for his “Girlfriend” perfume.
You can win yourself a copy of Taylor Swift’s “RED” and “RED” posters while helping Oklahoma recover from May Tornadoes in our online charity auction benefiting the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Click here to get your bid in before its too late – it ends today!
Our latest item up for bidding is a pretty cool Taylor Swift package courtesy of Universal Music Canada. The winning bidder will receive FOUR (4) RED posters and ONE (1) Taylor Swift 2-disc “RED” CD. All proceeds from this charity auction will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
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Looks like the cool new thing to do in country music is to start your own shoe line. Less than three weeks after Miranda Lambert announced her own shoe line will hit stores in 2014, country’s superstar Taylor Swift announced today that she will be releasing her own next month. It’s an expansion with her project with Keds last fall, which she released a limited edition red shoe in honor of her album “Red” on Big Machine. Now Taylor will have an entire line with Keds Champion Sneakers with all sorts of fun designs – stars, animal paw prints, stripes, guitars, sunglasses, and other cute girly prints.
Fans can take a sneak peek at a few designs on the Keds site, with more to come in select Keds retailers, and online, in May. For more information, check out the official Bravegirl website here – and enter to win a cool Taylor Swift contest to meet the superstar.
Which shoe line are you more interested in? Miranda Lambert’s or Taylor Swift’s?
Last year, we shared with you Kevin McGuire’s story (here) of courage and strength. At the time, he was a high school senior and football player fighting his second battle with Leukemia.
Kevin wanted one thing… for Taylor Swift to be his prom date. To make sure this became a reality, Kevin’s sister set up a Facebook page to get the word out. Through the magic of social media, Taylor became aware of Kevin’s prom invitation and sent him a response.
Unfortunately, Taylor was unable to attend Kevin’s prom, but she one-upped the offer. She asked him to be her date to the 2012 ACM Awards. Of course, Kevin gladly accepted.
Sadly, Kevin ended up back in the hospital and could not attend the ACM’s with Taylor last year. When Taylor accepted her award for Entertainer of the Year, she made sure to give a shout-out to Kevin and promised to make it up to him.
Well, Taylor made good on her promise. Kevin was her date for the ACM awards last night! Taylor flew him and his whole family to Las Vegas, and spent time with them during the weekend. And the best news of all, Kevin is now a cancer survivor!
To quote Oprah, it’s a full circle moment. We are so happy to hear that Kevin is doing so well, and we are very glad that he was able to get his date with Taylor. Kudos to Taylor for keeping a very special promise!
Pictures courtesy of Kevin’s Facebook page:
Some interesting news is coming out of Nashville this week about Taylor Swift. An avid Taylor fan found a recyling dumpster full of fan mail addressed to the country/pop superstar in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Some of the letters were opened, but the majority were still unopened, with letters coming from as far away as Japan. The fan called a local news station, News 2, to make sure that Taylor became aware of the fan mail disposal and to make sure it wasn’t done on purpose.
Kylee, the fan, told the station:
“I was like, ‘That’s weird,’” she told Nashville’s News 2 Investigates. “There were like hundreds of letters in there to Taylor Swift and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ I didn’t know if they were stolen [or] discarded, so I threw them in a box. And I’m like, ‘Somebody needs to let Taylor know.’”
See the full story below from the news report and let us know what you think – should Taylor’s management have thrown out the letters?
Country music’s biggest superstar was just given yet another accolade earlier this week. Big Machine’s Taylor Swift was named the Top Digital Selling Artist by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) based on the downloads of her music alone. That’s quite a feat for Taylor, who will be embarking on her “RED” world tour this year.
In other Taylor news, she’ll be debuting her brand new music video for “22″ on tomorrow’s Good Morning America. The broadcast will feature the full premier of the video, which will then be available after 11:30 am EST after her label releases the video to all outlets. Fans will be able to catch the first airing of the video on gma.yahoo.com as well as abcnews.com.
We’re not sure if there will be any goats in the music video, however.
Country newcomer and Show Dog- Universal Music recording artist, Joel Crouse, has plenty to sing about these days. His new single was recently released and it was just revealed that he has nabbed one of the most coveted gigs in music: opening for Taylor Swift.
Swift’s “The Red Tour” will kick off on March 13th in Omaha, Nebraska and will hit 47 cities with 66 shows. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran was already listed as a special guest on this tour, and other acts include Austin Mahone, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line and Casey James.