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Taylor Swift Earns Eight Grammy Nominations


The Taylor Swift Express just keeps steaming right along. The Grammy nominations are in, and Taylor racked up eight, including nominations in the “Big Three” categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Taylor’s unwitting partner in the Kanye West-MTV Awards fiasco, Beyonce, led the way with 10 nominations. She’ll go head to head against Taylor in the Big Three, as will freaky enigmatic pop-sensation, Lady Gaga.

Of her eight nominations, Taylor said, “To be recognized by the Grammys is the ultimate honor. The last couple of months have been a nonstop dream come true.”

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles said that Swift’s remarkable success is a great thing because “she’s brought a lot of young people into country music.” This may be true, but judging from a number of comments from my recent blog on the blurring of the lines in country music , more than a few folks don’t believe that Taylor’s success is actually converting new fans to country. Time will tell.

I did see a couple of pleasant surprises in the Grammy nomination list. Kudos to Lee Ann Womack for her nomination in the category of Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her song “Solitary Thinkin’.” It’s a wonderful song, and it would sure be nice if country radio gave it more of a chance. The same goes for Jamey Johnson and his well deserved nomination in the Best Male Country Vocal Performance category for his song “High Cost of Living.”

CBS will televise the 52nd Grammy Awards from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

And for those thinking about (or hoping for) any more drama between Kanye, Taylor and Beyonce, Kanye has been nominated for three awards, so chances are excellent he’ll be in the house.

Can you say “steel-cage match?”


December 6, 2009 - Posted by | 1

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