Hello Taylor Nation,
The Sioux City Journal featured Grant Mickelson as one of the Sioux City natives that have become prominent wingmen for artists in the spotlight. Grant is known as Taylor Swift’s guitar player. Here’s Grant along with Claire Callaway at Brittany and Mike Meadows‘ Christmas party.
“I’d love to have enough longevity to be put in that group,” said Grant to the Sioux City Journal. “Working for Taylor is incredible.”
He remembers being put in the jazz band of North High School by his teachers Larry Kisor and Kevin Linder. “I started playing guitar in the eighth grade and almost instantly knew making music was what I wanted to do with my life.”
On other news, country singer Charlie Worsham has posted his Christmas Cover Challenge video featuring The Agency’s background vocalist Elizabeth Huett. The cover is the Christmas classic, Winter Wonderland. Let’s go to the video:
And finally, you probably know we’re expecting some sort of surprise come tomorrow, December 13, when the Always and Forever Fearless One becomes 22 years old. Sometimes we wish she’d never grow up… but we all have to grow up someday.
Also coming up tomorrow, the CMT Artists Of The Year airs on CMT.
Coming up in the Calendar!
- December 13: Oh, come on. You know
- December 13: The CMT Artists Of The Year event honoring Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift airs on CMT at 9PM ET/PT.
- December 29:Paul Sidoti, Amos Heller and Mike Meadows along with other musicians will perform at Tequila Sunrise – A Tribute to the Eagles at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio. I really wish I could go to this one, but it’s during the holiday season. Here’s the event on Facebook.
- January 11: People’s Choice Awards 2012. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Country Artist, Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Tour Headliner.