Taylor Swift Set To Perform Live On FOX’s The X-Factor Tonight! Taylor Swift fans you better set your DVR for tonight because she will be performing LIVE tonight (Thursday, Nov. 15th) on FOX‘s The X-Factor! Swift will be singing “State of Grace” one of the tunes off of her new album, Red. The reality show kicks off at 8/7c. In the meantime, check out one of her recent television performances, “Begin Again” at the 2012 CMA Awards! Taylor Swift Sings “Begin Again” at the 2012 CMA Awards.
Taylor Swift Hosts The Grammy Nominations Concert Live for the Second Time. The Grammy Nominations Concert announced their Co-Host for 2012: Taylor Swift. Let’s recap: new album, new shoes, new tour, new museum exhibit. Yes, the only thing Taylor Swift is missing recently is hosting the Grammy Nomination concert! On Dec. 5th, Taylor will join LL Cool J for this CBS special, and they’ll announce the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Taylor and LL first hosted the event in 2008. Other than the hosting duo of Taylor and LL, the concert has lined-up Luke Bryan and Maroon 5. Rumor has it they’ll be announcing another big performer soon. Keep checking back with us for this big announcement! Get YOUR Shot of Country: Taylor Swift’s RED! We made a drink to celebrate Taylor’s album release, but you can make this same drink to celebrate her hosting of the Grammy Nominations Concert! *We know not all of Taylor’s fans are of the legal drinking age. If you aren’t, try out the PG version of our recipe, and everyone remember: DRINK RESPONSIBLY!*
Taylor Swift Announces 2013 Red Tour, Get Complete Details! We all knew it was coming and couldn’t wait for the official announcement to be made! Tonight on ABC‘s All Access Nashville, Taylor Swift officially announced her 2013 Red Tour and filled fans in on the exciting details! The tour will be hit stadiums and arenas all over the U.S. for a total of 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces! The Red Tour will kick off on March 13th in Omaha, Nebraska and continue through September with dates in at the following stadiums: Detroit’s Ford Field, Dallas’s Cowboys Stadium, Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Winnipeg’s Investors’ Group Field, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium and Chicago’s Soldier Field. Taylor has specifically requested that tickets on this tour be available for under $50, and tickets will go on sale November 16th. Hear the Official Exclusive 20/20 Announcement from Taylor Swift Herself! Taylor Swift 2013 Red Tour Dates! March 13 & 14: Omaha, Nebraska March 18 & 19: St. Louis, Missouri March 22: Charlotte, North Carolina March 23: Columbia, South Carolina March 27 & 28 & 29: Newark, New Jersey April 10: Miami, Florida April 11 & 12: Orlando, Florida April 18 & 19: Atlanta, Georgia April 20: Tampa, Florida April 25: Cleveland, Ohio April 26: Indianapolis, Indiana April 27: Lexington, Kentucky May 4: Detroit, Michigan May 7: Louisville, Kentucky May 8: Columbus, Ohio May 11 & 12: Washington, DC May 16: Houston, Texas May 21: Austin, Texas May 22: San Antonio, Texas May 25: Dallas, Texas May 28 & 29: Glendale, Arizona June 1: Salt Lake City, Utah June 2: Denver, Colorado June 15: Toronto, Ontario June 22: Winnipeg, Manitoba June 29: Vancouver, British Columbia July 6: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 20: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 27: Foxborough, Massachusetts August 1: Des Moines, Iowa August 2 & 3: Kansas City, Missouri August 6: Wichita, Kansas August 7: Tulsa, Oklahoma August 10: Chicago, Illinois August 15: San Diego, California August 19 & 20: Los Angeles, California August 27: Sacramento, California August 30: Portland, Oregon August 31: Tacoma, Washington September 6: Fargo, North Dakota September 7 & 8: St. Paul, Minnesota September 12: Greensboro, North Carolina September 13: Raleigh, North Carolina September 14: Charlottesville, Virginia September 19, 20 & 21:Nashville, Tennessee November 16th (10am local time) On-Sales: Detroit Dallas Toronto Pittsburgh Chicago Foxborough Newark Miami Atlanta Tampa Columbus Washington DC Kansas City San Diego Los Angeles Sacramento Charlottesville
Watch Taylor Swift’s Good Morning America Performance! With the release of her new album Red this week, Taylor Swift was a flurry of activity promoting and making appearances all over the place! One of her stops included the set of Good Morning America where she performed a few of her singles old and new! In case you missed it, her team was cool enough to put clips from the concert online for everyone’s enjoyment. So, check it out below! “Red“ “Love Story“ “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together“
WATCH: Taylor Swift Releases Video for Begin Again Off New Album Red. Taylor Swift released her brand new and highly anticipated album, Red earlier this week (check out my complete review!), and in the onslaught of all things Taylor, she has debuted a new music video for track, “Begin Again“. This track is easily one of the more low key, and *almost* country songs off the new album, and the imagery is definitely more mature than what we saw in her pop-ish “We Never Ever Getting Back Together” video. Check it out below, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments section! Watch: Taylor Swift “Begin Again” Music Video.
Taylor Swift and More Featured On ABC’s All Access Nashville with Katie Couric. There are tons of talented women on the country music scene, and many of these women have become powerhouses in the industry over the past years! Luckily, ABC and correspondent Katie Couric have taken notice of this development and will be featuring some of Nashville’s leading ladies in an upcoming special interview, All Access Nashville. Taylor Swift, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood, and Reba McEntire are all featured!! This is sure to be interesting, so set your DVRs! The television special will air this Friday, October 26thon ABC at 9/8c. Sneak Peek of ABC’s Prime Time Special, All Access Nashville with Katie Couric. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.
Album Review: Taylor Swift Grows Up and Moves On with Red. There’s no denying that Taylor Swift has positioned herself as a powerhouse in Country Music. So, I think its fair to say that there was a pretty substantial amount of anticipation surrounding her new album, Red, and its release. For the past few years, Swift has been branching out and evolving her musical style, and based on the single releases preceding the album’s debut (today! October 22nd), it was a little unclear to me whether or not Red was going to be a country album or not. Despite its iTunes categorization in the “Country” genre, my short answer is no, this isn’t a country album. However, if you want the long answer and why I don’t think this is a negative thing, read my complete review below. Since the release of her first album, Swift has clearly been on some kind of a musical journey of self-exploration, sharing all of her insights, heartbreaks and hopes with her fans. In a recent interview with a CBS news affiliate, Taylor described the progression of her musical career and album releases saying the following: “Fearless was about the breakthrough and all the discovery… with Speak Now, I felt like I really had something to prove, because that last album was so big. I wanted to write the record by myself, to prove to myself that I could do it… with Red…I wanted to learn. I wanted to take my comfort zone–which at that point was writing songs alone–and I wanted to throw myself into a different realm.”-Taylor Swift After listening to Red end to end more than a couple times, it is easy to see that Taylor was trying to challenge herself and expand with this album. It’s interesting too, because it is very clear that since Speak Now, and especially since Fearless, she has grown up quite a bit. The fairytales are gone, and what we hear in her lyrics are snippets of real life (well, as real as a superstars life can be at this point), and things not going the way you planned, a sentiment anyone can relate to. There is also a complexity to this album, and it is this complexity that I think moves it far beyond the bounds of Nashville. Taylor brings in pop, alternative and even rock elements and blends them with the country sound she debuted with six years ago. While I’m sure many country fans won’t be interested in this new sound, I genuinely enjoy it. Its fresh and its interesting, especially on tracks like “Starlight“, that even has a kind of epic electric guitar riff, and “Holy Ground” with its steady drumbeat and almost punkish edge to the vocals. I’ll be honest though, my favorite tracks are the ones where the echoes of Taylor’s country background come through the strongest like “Everything Has Changed“, “Begin Again“, “Sad Beautiful Tragic“, “I Almost Do” and “Treacherous”. All in all, Red is made of a Continue reading Taylor Swift Red Album Review
Drink Recipes Inspired By Country Music Lyrics, This Is Your Shot of Country: Taylor Swift’s RED! What goes better with Country Music than a good drink? Not much! So, we’re goin’ straight to the source and bringing you recipes inspired by our favorite country music lyrics. So, grab a glass and get ready! This week, we’re looking to Taylor Swift and her upcoming album release “RED” for inspiration! Watch the video below to check in with HaleighT, and get the recipe! Try it out for yourself and share your thoughts by commenting below OR finding us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER! Cheers ya’ll! Get YOUR Shot of Country: Taylor Swift’s RED! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92CVsb9pVtw] *We know not all of Taylor’s fans are of the legal drinking age. If you aren’t, try out the PG version of our recipe, and everyone remember: DRINK RESPONSIBLY!*
Taylor Swift Exhibit Opens October 20th at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Taylor Swift is about to release her new album, new shoes, and her new museum exhibit! On October 20th, the Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ) reveals their new Taylor Swift exhibit which features her instruments, stage wear, props from tours, handwritten lyrics, and other musical memorabilia from her elaborate career. MIM’s president and director, Bill DeWalt, is excited about the newest exhibit: “Not only is Taylor Swift one of the most successful musical artists in the world, she is also a multi-instrumentalist and an extraordinarily talented songwriter. We are honored to showcase some of the important artifacts from Swift’s career, and we hope this exhibit inspires our guests of all ages to play an instrument and make their own music.” You may think Taylor is young and a somewhat new artist, but she has made a big enough impression on the country music scene to have an exhibit at MIM that matches the size of their Elvis Presley exhibit! The exhibit showcases an impressive collection of Taylor memorabilia that highlights her entire career. The exhibit caught my eye because you can go back in time to her “Tim McGraw” days and see her handwritten lyrics, guitar, and video clips and articles about her rise to fame. You kinda get to relive her rise to stardom through the exhibit! MIM is showing their love for Taylor this opening weekend. They’ve got a songwriting workshop, streaming music videos, student concerts of Taylor songs, and all sorts of family-friendly activities. For more information and the complete schedule of activities, visit MIM.org.
Taylor Swift Released Her Newest Single “State of Grace” off Her New Album Red. Taylor Swift released her newest single, “State of Grace,” from her upcoming album RED. Premiering just a week before the new release (on October 22), Swift fans get a taste of her new style. “State of Grace” is pretty catchy and has a fun beat. However, I’m starting to get a little worried that Taylor has traded in her country roots for a pop career. Now don’t get me wrong, I like when an artist tries out a new style, but I know some of us country music fans want a reminder of that “Tim McGraw” and “Teardrops on My Guitar” style we love. Check out Taylor’s new song on iTunes and stay with us as we get ready for the release of Red! Red, Complete Track Listing 1. State Of Grace 2. Red 3. Treacherous 4. I Knew You Were Trouble 5. All Too Well 6. 22 7. I Almost Do 8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 9. Stay Stay Stay 10. The Last Time 11. Holy Ground 12. Sad Beautiful Tragic 13. The Lucky One 14. Everything Has Changed (Duet with Ed Sheeran) 15. Starlight 16. Begin Again