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Taylor Swift Really Has Left Country Music Behind

BOSSIER CITY, LA - MAY 20:  Taylor Swift performs on stage for the 1989 World Tour at CenturyLink Center on May 20, 2015 in Bossier City, Louisiana.  (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for TAS)

Taylor Swift performs on stage for the 1989 World Tour at CenturyLink Center on May 20, 2015 in Bossier City, Louisiana. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for TAS)

When Taylor Swift told the world she was leaving country music to make her pop album “1989” I had high hopes that she would one day return to where she started it all.  I assumed there was no way she would leave us country music fans high and dry. Unfortunately, it looks as if she has went full circle with pop music.

Taylor launched her “1989 World Tour” Wednesday night in Bossier City, La. and USA Today reports Taylor performed just one full song from her first three country albums.  “Love Story” which was given a “synth-pop makeover according to the report.

Curious to see if Taylor brings a little more country to the show when the tour comes to Nashville this fall (Sept. 25-26).

 

Tim McGraw Thinks You Should Give Taylor Swift More Credit

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 17:  Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw perform at the Bridgestone Arena on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)

NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw perform at the Bridgestone Arena on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)

Tim McGraw doesn’t think Taylor Swift gets enough credit.

Tim has praised the former country music hitmaker for her “incredible” songwriting abilities and believes she’s one of a kind. He told PEOPLE magazine:

“Taylor Swift is one of the biggest artists in the world. She’s a very very talented artist.  And the thing I love about Taylor as much as anything is she’s an incredible songwriter and sometimes people don’t give her enough credit for her great talent as a songwriter. I think she’s one of those rare artists that come along once in a decade or so, that has as much talent.”

Meanwhile, earlier this month, the 25-year-old singer was presented with an honour at the Academy of Country Music Awards.  Taylor’s mother Andrea Finlay – who was recently diagnosed with cancer – was on hand to present the award to her daughter.

Introducing Taylor, she said:

“I’ve watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled hair little girl growing up on our farm, full of imagination and creativity. And ever since then, her favourite thing in the world to do has been to write a song, tell a story, play a guitar, or a piano. And I’ve seen those things carry her through every emotion, every experience in her life. Good or bad.  I’d like to thank the ACMs for honouring her in this way. But I’d also like to thank the entire music community for taking such good care of her. And [to] the fans, I know you love her as I love her, And for that I thank you eternally. I am a very proud mom.”

50th Annual ACM Awards Winners List

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Tonight’s 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are LIVE from Dallas.  Here is a list of the winners so far….

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Video of the Year: Dierks Bentley “Drunk on a Plane”

Vocal Event of the Year: Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan “This Is How We Roll”

Song of the Year: Miranda Lambert “Automatic”

Vocal Duo of the Year:  Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group of the Year:  Little Big Town

Album of the Year:  Platinum by Miranda Lambert

New Artist of the Year: Cole Swindell

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year: Lee Brice “I Don’t Dance”

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Entertainer of the Year:  Luke Bryan

Milestone Award Winners:

George Strait: ACM Winner Over Four Decades

Miranda Lambert: Most Awarded Solo Female Artist

Reba McEntire: Most Awarded ACM Female Vocalist Of The Year

Kenny Chesney: First Fan-Voted ACM Entertainer Of The Year

Taylor Swift: Youngest ACM Entertainer Of The Year

Garth Brooks: Most Awarded ACM Entertainer Of The Year

Brooks & Dunn: Most Awarded Artist

 

Taylor Swift Shares Her Moms Cancer Diagnosis with Fans

 

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Taylor Swift’s mom has cancer.  Taylor took to her Tumblr page she had asked her mother to see her doctors as a Christmas gift. She says there were no red flags then, but results came back that indicated cancer.

Taylor says her mother wants to keep the details private but her mother also wanted fans to know. Taylor’s mom has been a favorite among fans and will often take photos with them. Taylor encouraged her fans to remind their parents to get checkups.

via Taylor Swift Tumblr

Just so you know…

Hey guys,

I’m writing to you with an update I wish I wasn’t giving you, but it’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.

For Christmas this year, I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor to get screened for any health issues, just to ease some worries of mine. She agreed, and went in to get checked. There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it.

The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.

She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.

Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you.
I hope and pray that you never get news like this.

Love you.
Taylor

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