Taylor Swift just cleaned house at the Billboard Music Awards and now she has another chance to grab a couple trophies for her shelves. The first wave of nominees for the fan-voted 2013 Teen Choice Awards has been revealed, and Taylor has earned three nods among the diverse TV, film, music, sports and fashion categories.
For starters, Taylor is the only country-identified artist up for Choice Female Artist, where she will face her buddy Selena Gomez, as well as Demi Lovato, Pink and Rihanna.
Taylor is also among the artists vying for Choice Female Country Artist, alongside Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood and Jana Kramer.
Additionally, Taylor is up for Choice Smile against two of her exes, Taylor Lautner and Harry Styles, as well as Selena and Demi once again.
Source: Country Weekly
“Everything Has Changed” is a song recorded by American country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, taken from her fourth studio album “Red” that was released on digital retailers on October 22, 2012 via Big Machine Records. It has the collaboration of English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran who co-write the track with Swift. The track was produced by Butch Walker. It’s confirmed as the fifth official single from the album and according Music Week website, it’s planned to release in UK on June 24.
The track is a country pop song in an acoustic style. The lyrical content finds Swift and Sheeran falling in love and finding the things round them are changing after they first met. The song has received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the song-writing and premise of the song. “Everything Has Changed” was anticipated from both critics and listeners as Swift rarely does collaborations. Without doubt, one of the songs that has more potential to function properly in the charts. This will be the singer’s second attempt to conquer the mainstream charts with a country song, after the low international success with her first try from the album with the official second single “Begin Again“.
Diet Coke will prove Taylor Swift fans are the lucky ones with a social media-fueled Silver Ticket scavenger hunt that gives Miami-area residents a chance to win coveted tickets to her sold-out RED Tour.
This Monday (April 8th) at 8 a.m., Diet Coke will release the first of a series of Swift-inspired clues on Diet Coke’s Twitter handle, @DietCoke, leading Taylor Swift’s biggest fans in Miami, Fla., to the hidden location of the Silver Ticket. The first four fans age 18 and older who arrive at the “Silver Ticket” location in Miami will receive two passes to see Swift’s concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena on April 10.
Miami is one of several markets across the country where Diet Coke will hide Silver Tickets to Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated RED Tour. In addition to the Silver Ticket program, Diet Coke will give fans extraordinary access to Swift through social, in-person and in-retail experiences during her sold-out RED Tour. From Swift’s first show in Omaha, Neb., to the final tour stop in Nashville, Tenn., Diet Coke will bring fans even closer to their favorite superstar.
Fans can follow @DietCoke and #DCSilverTicket for exclusive Silver Ticket access.
WHEN/WHERE: April 8 Miami, Fla.
First clue released at 8 a.m.
VISUALS: – Capture footage of local residents locating Silver Tickets
INTERVIEWS: – Speak with winners about finding the tickets and the upcoming concert
– Share clues with listeners/viewers
DIET COKE AND TAYLOR SWIFT PARTNERSHIP: Diet Coke recently announced a long-term partnership with Swift, making her a centerpiece of the brand’s iconic Stay Extraordinary campaign. Swift will serve as a program ambassador for several Diet Coke initiatives and will be integrated into all key marketing efforts for the brand – including advertising, retail activation, experiential and more. In an evolution of Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary campaign, Swift will be featured in television, print and digital advertising scheduled to launch this spring.
The first round of Billboard Music Awards performers were announced Wednesday, with both Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars set to take the stage.
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Joining the two artists will be Justin Bieber, Miguel and music legend Prince, who will be honored with the Billboard Icon Award this year.
Tickets for the event—which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19—go on sale Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET.
The Billboard Music Awards are based on certain fan interactions with artists and their work, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on sites such as Facebook and Spotify, among others.
More musical performers and presenters will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 4, 2013 – Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift has been tapped for this year’s 2013 CMA Music Festival, set for June 6-9. As part of the four day event, Country music’s brightest stars will take the stage with their biggest hits for the gathering throngs of fans. Typically, the event, titled “Country Music’s Night to Rock,” is filmed in LP Field and will air on ABC later in the year.
Joining Swift in the lineup are Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Florida-Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Zac Brown Band.
2012 CMA Music Festival
2012 CMA Music Festival
“We have an amazing lineup of talent for this year’s Festival,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “I know our fans will be entertained and enthralled to see our annual family reunion of the best and brightest performers in the industry.”
Each evening, the gates open promptly at 6:30 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets now for the festival.
Earlier this year we found out that Tim McGraw would be the focus of a TV special taping April 8, the day after the ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Now the first round of Tim’s special guests has been announced, and the list includes Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, and R&B artist (and McGraw collaborator) Ne-Yo.
Titled ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night, the show will feature two-hours of performances and collaborations. The show will be taped on April 8 but broadcast at a later date on CBS.
“There’s no better time for live music than in the heat of the summer,” McGraw said in a press statement. “Country music is hotter than it has ever been, and with some help from a few friends in other genres too, we’re going to get summer started off right.”
McGraw also gave a shout out to ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy–which will be the beneficiary of the night’s proceeds. “Not enough people know what good work the organization does, and when I was asked to help put this show together, it was a no-brainer.”
Tickets for the April 8 taping are open to the public and start at $105.
The 48th annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live on April 7 on CBS.
Taylor Swift is heating up the charts! And when we say charts, we do mean charts. As in plural.
Get this. The superstar singer has just hit—simultaneously—No.1 on both the country and pop radio airplay charts this week.
Swift’s “Begin Again,” landed atop the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country chart, according to a press release sent out on Thursday.
Meanwhile, her single, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” is now spending its sixth consecutive week at No.1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart.
The huge accomplishment comes just two weeks before Swift is scheduled to kick off her highly anticipated The RED Tour in Omaha, Nebraska.
Source: E! Online
There will be no shortage of eye candy on Taylor Swift’s Red tour. The singer-songwriter has tapped Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line and Casey James for the opening slot of her upcoming trek. They join the previously announced Austin Mahone and pop singer Ed Sheeran, who appropriately duets with the 23-year-old on her Red album’s “Everything Has Changed.”
The 47-stop, 66-show North American leg of the Red tour kicks off March 13 in Omaha, Neb. This portion of the tour will last six months and include 13 stadium shows — all of which will feature 16-year-old Austin, who got the gig in a unique way.
“I met her a year ago in this little café,” the Texas-born singer tells CBS Local. “She walked in and I introduced myself. I said, ‘Are you Taylor Swift?’ She said, ‘Yeah.’ I said ‘I’m Austin Mahone. I do music and I’m on YouTube.’ She was like, ‘Oh, that’s so cool, keep working hard.’ Now, a year later, I’m going on tour [with her] and it’s so crazy how it all came about.”
In addition to the excitement of the trek, Taylor currently sits atop both the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart with “Begin Again” and Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart with “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Find a list of who is playing each tour date here.
Source: The Boot
Last year, the Grammys were rocked by the passing of Whitney Houston less than 24 hours before the event.
Now, with the Grammys coming up this Sunday, it’d be impossible to not revisit that moment.
CBS will be airing an hour-long special, The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family, on Saturday night with Taylor Swift, LL Cool J, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson and many others talking about suddenly losing the legend.
The special will also include a first look at show producers trying to rework the event in order to pay tribute to the one and only Whitney.
We know where we’ll be Saturday night.
Taylor Swift didn’t win in the Best Original Song category at the 70th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. The country pop star was nominated for her co-writing credit on “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games film. It was a tough category to win, and the trophy ultimately went to Adele for her superb work with the James Bond “Skyfall” theme song.
In an interview with VIBE for our Dec ’12/Jan ’13 issue Swift talked to us about taking risks. “Different people take their chances in different ways,” said Swift, who wore a plum Donna Karan Atelier dress. “Some people take fashion risks, or in their lives nad what they say, or they give really edgy interviews. I leave the risks to my music. I let it speak from where my life is. I don’t take risks fashion-wise, I don’t take risks in the way I live my life. But I leave my risks to my music.”
Although Swift seemed a little upset over the loss when cameras pulled in on her during Adele’s acceptance speech, don’t expect it to keep her down. “I’m a Sagittarius, which means, you know, I’m blindly optimistic, I love to travel, I’m always up for adventure but also always want something new. Sagittarians are really independent, and we like our space. We’re drawn to love but battle for that need for independence.”
Swift showed up on the Golden Globe red carpet alone. She split with her One Direction crooner boyfriend Harry Styles last week. A new break-up usually means a new batch of break-up songs from the Red singer. “Independence is something I’ve always needed, from when I was young,” she says, “but I love the idea of romance and falling in love. I’ve never really had a long relationship. So that’s something I think about for the future. It’s an interesting part of my personality: Part of me just wants to be alone.”
She adds,”I just know that if you’re not careful with things they can go away. I’ve seen people with careers that were great until they started taking them for granted. And I’m scared of that.”