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Aug 19

Taylor Swift Releases ‘Shake It Off,’ Reveals New Album

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Taylor Swift debuted “Shake It Off” from her upcoming album and shared the new music video during her worldwide Yahoo live stream event on Monday. In front of a group of fans hand-picked to be in the studio, Swift revealed that she had three surprises to share. Up first was the announcement of her new single, “Shake It Off.” The song is pure pop and unlike anything Swift has recorded before.

“I’ve had to learn a pretty tough lesson in the past couple years that people can say whatever they want about at any time, and we cannot control that,” she said. “The only thing we can control is our reaction to that … You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off.”

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Aug 12

Taylor Swift Announces Worldwide Live Streaming Event

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Taylor Swift teased fans all last week with clues via social media, hinting at a big announcement coming soon. She finally revealed plans for a worldwide live video stream from New York City. The event will take place on Monday, August 18 at 5PM ET via Yahoo Screen. For her first clue, Swift posted an Instagram video showing her pressing the number 18 in an elevator. She then posted a screen shot of her phone that read “5:00” with an adorable photo of her her kitten, Olivia Benson, as the background. Her third clue was an image of Yahoo’s website. Continue Reading


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Aug 5

Taylor Swift Duets with Adorable Cancer Patient

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Taylor Swift is almost as well-known for her acts of kindness as she is for her music. Over the weekend, Swift surprised Jordan Lee Nickerson, a 6-year-old cancer patient, at the Boston Children’s Hospital where he is undergoing treatment, reports People. Nickerson suffers from William Syndrome, underwent open heart surgery when he was 18 months old, and late last month, was diagnosed with leukemia.

Nickerson’s family recorded parts of Swift’s visit with the adorable little boy, who had just met Spider Man the day before. “I know you always sing songs for people,” Nickerson told Swift. “I do,” she confirmed. “I love singing songs for people, but I want to sing a song for you more than all the other people.” Continue Reading


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Jul 27

Taylor Swift Gives Young Fan Advice on Unrequited Love

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Taylor Swift is known for her songs about love – falling in love, out of love, and everything in between. She has also been involved in some high-profile relationships with the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Harry Styles. So, when a young fan reached out to her via Instagram for relationship advice, Swift offered her some sage words of wisdom.

“@taylorswift can you give me some advice maybe. I love you,” wrote Hannah, who went on to explain that she was in love with a guy who had a girlfriend and would never like her back. After complimenting Hannah’s eyes, Swift addressed Hannah’s heart.

“About this guy,” she wrote. “I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is ‘how long were you two together?’ As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don’t think that’s how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. Continue Reading


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Jul 25

Taylor Swift and Eric Church Set for iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Taylor Swift, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band are among the artists who will perform during the all-genre 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival. None of them are strangers to the festival. Swift performed at the 2012 event while Church was in the lineup of the first iHeartRadio Country Festival in March.

Additional artists scheduled to take part in the iHeartRadio Music Festival include Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille and Steve Aoki. Continue Reading


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Jul 17

Florida Georgia Line Breaks Taylor Swift’s Record With “Dirt”

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Florida Georgia Line has broken a record previously held by Taylor Swift. The duo’s new single, “Dirt,” earned 127 Mediabase radio adds last week, making it the most-added song on country radio in one week since adds have been recorded. Swift previously held the record for 116 adds of her 2012 single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. “Dirt” is the lead single from the duo’s upcoming album and a bit of a departure from what fans expect from the pair.

“We’re trying to step our game up,” Brian Kelley said. “We’ve got a couple of awesome songs that we’re pumped about everybody hearing. [We] can’t wait to get the new stuff out. It’s definitely [going to] have evolved from record one, but it’s still going to have that FGL feel, but we’re going to take some chances here and there.” Continue Reading


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Jul 12

Lois Lowry Shares Details About Taylor Swift’s ‘The Giver’ Role

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The Giver hits movie theaters next month, finally giving fans the chance to see Taylor Swift in her role as Rosemary. The book’s author, Lois Lowry, has revealed details to MTV about Swift’s role in the film. “The role in the movie is still a small role,” Lowry said. “But it’s a crucial and very important one.”

According to Lowry, Swift’s scene in the film was one that made the most impact on her teenage grandsons. “I have a copy of the movie in its final stages here on my computer, and I had my two grandsons here for the Fourth of July weekend — they’re 13 and 15, and I showed it to them — probably against the rules — anyways, I asked them was there anything special that they liked best, and one of them selected the scene with Taylor Swift,” she said. Continue Reading


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Jul 8

Taylor Swift’s RED Tour Breaks Another Record

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Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Taylor Swift keeps breaking records. Her international RED Tour, which wrapped last month after a series of shows across Asia, grossed more than $150 million, beating Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour, which grossed $141 million in 2006 and 2007.

Swift’s RED Tour kicked off in March 2013 in Nebraska. After six months performing across North America, she took her show to Australia and New Zealand to wrap up 2013. She kicked off 2014 with shows in London and Berlin, and then launched her final leg of the tour in Asia on May 30. Continue Reading


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Jun 27

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Justin Moore and Blake Shelton embrace; Carrie Underwood and Kip Moore spend time helping others; Brett Eldredge celebrates his parents; and Martina McBride and Blake Shelton have a couple of serious questions. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Justin Moore-Blake Shelton Bear Hug

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Justin Moore – JustinColeMoore: Can’t keep his hands off me. @blakeshelton

Taylor SwiftTaylorSwift13: When my mom says “Think you should brush the back of your hair?”, it’s really less of a question and more of a call to action.

Chris Young – ChrisYoungMusic: Saw my grandmother on my dad’s side today. She didn’t recognize me and she thought it was 1945, but she was happy… Love you grandma.

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Back to work now after an amazing week in Haiti with @DanitasChildren Such wonderful children & staff! I miss them… Continue Reading


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Jun 20

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton celebrate Blake’s birthday, Taylor Swift introduces her newest family member, Luke Bryan sets the Miley Cyrus record straight, Kip Moore is letting go of the hate and Brad Paisley hangs out with Ludacris. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week:

Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend in the whole world! blakeshelton I love you! (And your dimples!)

Blake Shelton's Birthday

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Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Few things in my life have made my heart swell up like the birthday text I got from Earl Thomas Conley this morning.. #hero

Luke Bryan – LukeBryanOnline: Why is everyone asking if I’m doing a duet with miley? Not true.

Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: Meet Olivia Benson. Continue Reading


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