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Taylor Swift to present at the 49th ACM Awards & the award forecast

April 5, 2014
(Source: ACM)

(Source: ACM)

I hope you’re having a great weekend, Taylor Nation.

It’s official, the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar will be a presenter at the 49th ACM Awards tomorrow, Sunday, April 6 in Las Vegas. You can read the original story here. No, she is not performing.

And now, your award forecast…

I’m not a fan of predictions.  Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s not in the industry, we’re going to give you our take from the deserving to the popular to the one who will rustle some feathers for the 49th ACM Awards. I’m just going to pick some of the top categories.

Female Vocalist of the Year

Awards like couples. It’s a cute moment and blah blah blah. So since Miranda and Blake are a couple with enough star power, award shows love to give this one to Miranda and Male Vocalist to Blake. She’s the popular choice. All her fellow nominees deserve it. It really should go to Kacey Musgraves because she had a great year and gave Country Music a huge push. Chances are they’ll give it to Miranda again.

Male Vocalist of the Year

How is Tim McGraw not in this category? The popular choices are Luke and Blake. Blake would’ve been the staple to win it since Miranda is the popular choice for Female Vocalist, but this award hinges on the Entertainer of the Year. If Luke wins Male Vocalist, you can probably bet  someone else other than him is winning Entertainer. If Blake wins it, then Luke is still in the run for Entertainer. Chances are it will go to Luke.

Vocal Group of the Year

Popular, deserving and most like to take it are the Band Perry. I would guess Little Big Town is the closest runner-up but they haven’t had another hit in a while. Anybody else would be an upset.

Album of the Year

I really, really would want Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer, Different Park to win. It was a fresh work of Country music craft away from the usual party, beer and truck lyrics. If not, I’d be happy with Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom. If neither of those win, I don’t really care.

ACM Entertainer of the Year

While most of the other awards involve a push after a well deserved performance, this one is all about recognition. Who had the entire year in their hand. That’s the spirit of the award, but the reality is that since this one is fan-voted, that means this will go to the audience favorite – or more precisely the audience favorite that can stir most online voting. The CMAs gave their EOTY to George Strait who’s retiring from touring. It’s a three way run between George, Luke and Taylor. George deserves it and is the popular vote. I don’t think it should go to Luke, but he’s a big name. Taylor winning it might upset the locals, but I don’t care I would love her to win this. Chances are it will go to George, but the ACMs will have to resort to their voting rules disclaimer to get him in front.

Here’s the full video for ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominee, Taylor Swift.

Watch on YouTube

Thanks to the Nashville Country Club for posting.

Don’t forget! You can now vote for Taylor for ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 49th Annual ACM Awards.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: ACM Awards)

Why she always wins in my book. An Editorial.

April 3, 2014
(Source: Hasbro Children's Hospital via Facebook)

(Source: Hasbro Children’s Hospital via Facebook)

All I know is we said hello, Taylor Nation.

You’re probably getting excited for Sunday. It’s the 49th ACM Awards. The Princess in Red is up for the fan-voted ACM Entertainer of the Year award. The probabilities say it someone else’s turn. I’m not against a win by George Strait, he’s legendary. But heart to heart, Old Man Swift to Taylor Nation fandom, I still want Taylor up there.

The Sparkly Dressed visited the Hasbro Children’s Hospital. No entourage, no media. She just alerted the hospital, asked that everyone kept quiet and showed up to spend sometime with the kids. She even manage to sing a couple of songs. That’s not why she deserve awards. Doing charity is the prize in itself, no further reward is offered. The pictures come from the hospital staff and the patients. All the articles and news pieces are done after she left and using personal media courtesy of the people present.

Here’s a video article from NBC 10 WJAR.

Watch on YouTube

These are not reasons to vote for her as an artist. These are reasons to admire her as a person. I’m here to tell you that if she doesn’t win, she’s still a winner. It’s her craft that makes her an artist, but it’s her humanity that makes her someone to admire. I often hear from people that don’t like her music that still believe in her as a role model. I’m not going to push you to vote. That is because as much as I want her to be the Entertainer of the Year, she’s already doing her best to be the best person she could be.

Here’s the ACM – Academy of Country Music‘s video for ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominee, Taylor Swift.

Watch on YouTube

But for me, there’s no option. I vote for her with the hope that if she wins she knows we’re still here. I know she knows already but us fans like to make noise and cheer. So you can choose freely and that is not a ninja behind you, you are just imagining things ;)

Don’t forget! You can now vote for Taylor for ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 49th Annual ACM Awards.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: ACM – Academy of Country Music, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, NBC 10 WJAR)

Happy belated birthday to the Agency’s one man band, Mike Meadows

April 2, 2014
(Source: Mike Meadows)

(Source: Mike Meadows)

Happy Birthday, Mike! Sorry, I’m late.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s usually late because he had to read or write something, we’re going to be very Canadian and start by apologizing for forgetting Mike Meadows‘ birthday yesterday, April 1st.

I had to find a picture that would embody the very essence of Mike and I think I did. That’s him holding the banana. The hostage is Amos. Relax, the banana is not loaded.

Mike Meadows hails from Danville, Virginia. He has played music for as long as he can remember. He’s a songwriter / performer / producer /cellist / guitarist / bassist / singer. He’s currently working on a way to play all those things at the same time, but he can’t seem to make it not look like he’s trying too hard. You can read more about Mike on his Agency Profile: Mike Meadows.

Don’t forget! You can now vote for Taylor for ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 49th Annual ACM Awards.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • April 1: Mike Meadows‘ Birthday.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: Agency Profile: Mike Meadows)

RED Tour Talk: Shanghai, China has joined the RED Tour!

March 26, 2014
(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

Ni hao, Taylor Nation!

The Princess in Red will be visiting China for the first time ever. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who couldn’t be prouder of the Sparkly Dressed, we are happy for all the Swifties over there. According to TaylorSwift.com, so far there’s only one show in Shanghai:

  • May 30: The RED Tour in Shanghai, China at Mercedes-Benz Arena. More information.

The Mercedes-Benz Arena sits about 18,000 people with only 15,000 seats for a concert configuration (the stage takes over one side). I think they’ll need more shows. The tickets go on sale on April 2More information here.

Can you read my blog from China? Let me know in the comments below :)

Don’t forget! You can now vote for Taylor for ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 49th Annual ACM Awards, for Best Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and  for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for the 2014 Kids Choice Awards. To make it easy, just click the three links in this paragraph.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 29: The 2014 Kids Choice Awards airs at 8pm ET / 7pm CT on Nickelodeon. Taylor Swift is nominated for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for “I Knew You Were Trouble”. Vote here.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: TaylorSwift.comMercedes-Benz Arena)

The voting for ACM Entertainer of the Year is now open!

March 24, 2014
(Source: Taylor Swift)

(Source: Taylor Swift)

No pressure Taylor Nation.

But here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s all for poetic justice, we really would like to see Taylor win this one by a clear margin. The voting for the 49th Annual ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year is now open. Go to VoteACM.com to vote! The Princess in Red is also nominated for:

  • Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Single Record of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
  • Video of the Year* for ”Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
  • Vocal Event of the Year* for ”Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(*) These are already announced as off-camera awards.

The ceremony for the 49th Annual ACM Awards takes place on April 6. We really don’t want to give the ACMs any reason to use their professional voting. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should read that little entry I wrote on their disclaimer. Instead, let’s do this clean and simple. Let’s give them one clear winner above all so they don’t have to rely on tie-breaker disclaimers.

Here’s Taylor’s own For Your Consideration ACM video:

Watch on YouTube

On other news, T-Swizzle is nominated for Best Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. You can Vote Here. She is also nominated for the 2014 Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for “I Knew You Were Trouble”. You can Vote Here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 24: The voting opens for the 49th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated. Go to VoteACM.com to vote.
  • March 29: The 2014 Kids Choice Awards airs at 8pm ET / 7pm CT on Nickelodeon. Taylor Swift is nominated for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for “I Knew You Were Trouble”. Vote here.
  • April 6: The 49th ACM Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year,  and Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care”- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban.

(Sources: 49th Annual ACM Awards)

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