News Update: Women Who Rock, Capital Hoedown (UPDATED) and Both of Us video premiere
Hello Taylor Nation,
Thanks for all the nice comments from the 1000th post! Time to go back to business as usual and give you the news.
The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar – a guitar that’s on loan to the Country Hall of Fame and Museum during the Taylor Swift: Speak Now – Treasures of the World Tour exhibit but don’t worry, they will give it back soon – had her last album Speak Now featured at #45 on Rolling Stone‘s Women Who Rock: The 50 greatest albums of all time. This what they had to say about the Queen of Sparks and Speak Now:
She might get played on the country station, but she’s one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days, with a flawless ear for what makes a song click.
Essential moment: “Long Live,” the best Bon Jovi song Bon Jovi never wrote.
After being flooded by calls,
Front Gate Tickets now has made available this form to process refunds from the Capital Hoedown. Also, Ottawa Citizen has interviewed the founder of the festival. Not a lot to say really. At this point, I just want to be done reporting on this one, but I know people need to know.
Update! The festival has been cancelled. Please read the latest update.
The premiere for B.o.B’s video featuring T-Swizzle, Both Of Us, has been moved to June 27 on Access Hollywood‘s site. No official word from MTV. Update! B.o.B just cleared it up. Both Of Us is indeed tomorrow, June 27.
The video should premiere at 6am CDT and be shown between shows throughout the day.
Here’s an interview with Ed Sheeran. He speaks just a bit about the collaboration with the Sparkly Dressed at the 3:35 mark.
“I’ve never really met acts like [her], ” Ed told PopCrush. “You meet people like Elton [John] who have been in the game for 30-40 years who are wise and old and been it for a long time — and Taylor’s been in it for six years and she’s 22. And you hear horror stories about younger musicians who kind of go a bit off the rails, but she’s so together and so kind of professional and knows what she wants, but at the same isn’t too harsh — she’s just a really sweet gentle person — so yeah, that’s what surprised me, is that she was sound.” You can read the entire article at PopCrush.
Coming up in the Calendar!
- June 27: B.o.B premieres his video for Both Of Us featuring Taylor Swift on MTV. The video should premiere at 6am CDT and be shown between shows throughout the day.
- July 2: James Taylor performs at Tanglewood with a surprise and possibly Sparkly Dressed guest.
- July 22: The Teen Choice Awards 2012 air live (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Taylor Swift is nominated for Choice Female Artist, Choice Single by a Female Artist for Eyes Open, Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for Sparks Fly. You can vote here.