Taylor Swift has been a crossover success since she first entered the scene with “Tim McGraw.” However, her current single, “I Knew You Were Trouble” has kept it’s top spot on the pop charts for nearly three weeks, while experiencing moderate success on country radio. All the while, her single “Begin Again” has held a spot in the top ten for seven weeks on the Media Base Country Charts.
Her success on pop radio has made many nay-sayers question the depth of her country roots…Wondering if they grow whatever way the successful winds blow.
“I’ve been called not country enough since my first album. So, it’s kind of a criticism I’m really used to at this point. And people, you know, like every time I put out a song, there’s always someone saying, ‘It’s too something.’ ‘It’s too pop.’ ‘It’s too rock.’ ‘It’s too bluegrass.’ I’d rather be ‘too something,’ than ‘not enough something.’”
I say, country isn’t what it use to be. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, and Keith Urban have all enjoyed crossover success. Either way, the further you throw the net, the more fish you catch to bring home with ya. And Taylor’s home is in Nashville, Tennessee.
You can see Taylor kick-off the Grammy’s this Sunday!
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