Coming June 6: Revisit Speak Now, Treasures from the World Tour!

(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, still one guy who’s getting excited as the CMA Fest closes in, we’re hoping to bring back a lot of stories from Nashville like last year. The Queen of Sparks is not announced to perform or show up, but there’s one activity you might want to check out.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced a new exhibit opening on June 6, the day before the CMA Fest, titled Taylor Swift: Speak Now – Treasures from the World Tour. The exhibit will run from June 6 to November 4, 2012. To quote the press release, “The exhibition will include dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the six-time Grammy winner’s acclaimed 2011-12 Speak Now World Tour, which entertained more than 1.5 million fans over 111 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents.”

Here’s the announced contents of the exhibit:

The Speak Now exhibition will recreate 10 vignettes from the tour, including the following artifacts:

  • Taylor’s Roberto Cavalli ombre gold bugle-beaded dress and shimmering red Gibson Les Paul model electric guitar, featured during Swift’s performance of “The Story of Us”
  • Taylor’s vintage ecru lace dress and Deering six-string banjo with rolled steel drum; fiddle player’s Marc by Marc Jacobs moss green crepe dress; male dancer’s soft-shoe costume including Brixton tartan plaid newsboy cap, shirt, pants, vest and oxfords; and numerous props including the 6′ x 8′ switchboard
  • Taylor’s pale blue silk Marchesa gown with rhinestone bodice; and a white piano bench with tufted leather upholstery, both featured in “Back to December”
  • Taylor’s red, sequined Jenny Packham slip dress and knee-high leather boots, worn during “Better Than Revenge”
  • Taylor’s vintage purple silk halter dress; dancers’ costumes including a chiffon bridal gown with pearl- and bead-encrusted bodice, tulle veil and silk rose bouquet; two cotton-candy pink bridesmaids’ dresses with lace bodices and ruffled tulle skirts, and bouquets; groom’s ivory tuxedo and black pants; cleric’s vestments; and props including retro microphone, all featured during “Speak Now”
  • Taylor brand koa wood ukulele with mother-of-pearl inlay, whose “happy sounds” Swift elicited during her acoustic performance of “Fearless”
  • Taylor’s sleeveless, flesh-colored Reem Acra gown with sequin overlay; female dancer’s ballerina costume, comprised of a gold and ivory brocade bodice and pastel tulle tutu, embellished with pastel tulle flowers, seed pearls and beading; male dancer’s tunic and leggings; and prop trees; all featured in “Enchanted”
  • Taylor’s re-worked vintage dress, featuring leather corsetry; and the mallet she used to ring the bells during her performance of “Haunted”
  • Taylor’s black Jenny Packham flapper-style slip dress with rhinestone embellishments; black knee-high leather boots; and Taylor brand “sparkle” guitar encrusted with Swarovski crystals and featuring a headstock outlined in crystals and embellished with a crystal “13,” featured during “Long Live”
  • Taylor’s golden Valentino ball gown, featuring layers of tulle and a sequin overlay; dancers’ and aerialists’ costumes; and the “Juliet balcony” in which Swift soared above the crowd during each performance of “Love Story.”

Yes, since I will be in town, I will go take a look 🙂

Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.

Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila SunrisePaul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 28: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall closes at CMAfest.com.
  • June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
  • June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
  • June 6: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opens the exhibit Taylor Swift: Speak Now – Treasures from the World Tour. It will include dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the Speak Now World Tour. The exhibit runs from June 6 through November 4, 2012.
  • June 6: The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on CMT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. You can vote now.

(Sources: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Happy, happy birthday to the Agency’s Liz Huett!

(Source: Elizabeth Huett)

Happy birthday, Liz! 🙂

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who doesn’t play favorites, we never play favo- nevermind, nobody’s going to buy it this time. We’re going to make an exception just this once and say wish a very happy, happy birthday to one of our favorite members of The Agency, the very talented and lovely Elizabeth Huett.

Liz was born on May 27 in Riverside, California. She’s known as the luckiest Taylor fan in the world. She first met the soon-to-be Fearless One on a fan lineup early on. She was the last person in the line and asked Tay to hear her sing.

They kept running into each other as both their careers progressed. Eventually Liz would audition to be Taylor’s backup singer.

You can read more about Liz on her own Agency Profile: Elizabeth Huett.

Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.

Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila SunrisePaul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

(Source: Elizabeth Huett)

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.
  • May 28: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall closes at CMAfest.com.
  • June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
  • June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
  • June 6: The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on CMT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. You can vote now.

(Sources: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace)

Now I’m falling in love as she’s walking away. Taylor’s heart of gold.

(Credit: AKM Images/GSI Media)

Hello Taylor fans,

Here at the Swift Agency, still one guy who takes advice from people who are almost half his age, we’re glad to hear that for every winner in each category of the CMT Music Awards, CMT will make a donation to the charity of their choice. According to a PR Newswire press release via the Sacramento Bee, the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar has chosen the Children’s Neurostoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF), a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds to cure neurostoma, a cancer that affects children.

The Sparkly Dressed, who sometimes opts for a floral mini, was last sighted at Joan’s on Third in Los Angeles, California according to Gossip Center.

The Enchantress got another prom invitation request, this time from Devin Whitney. He suffers from Oto-Palatal-Digital Syndrome. Channel 9 News reports the teen got a response via one of Taylor’s representatives a day before the prom, thanking him for the offer but unfortunately unable to attend. She also said she thinks he’s a very special boy. Thrilled to actually get a response, Devin decided to attend his prom anyways. He was crowned prom king of Eagle Crest High School. You can read the full story at 9News.com.

The 46th CMA Awards have been announced to air live on Thursday, November 1 at 8pm ET, 7pm PT on ABC. Just so you can tell them apart, CMA are the ones hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Taylor Swift is their current Entertainer of the Year. Well… she’s also ACM’s current Entertainer of the Year.

(Credit: Kevin Winter/ACMA2012/Getty Images for ACM)

While being interviewed by W Magazine, country superstar Miranda Lambert was asked about her opinion on the Enchantress. “Taylor Swift is a pop singer,” Miranda tells Lynn Hirschberg. “But she really helped country music. When she hit, I was thinking, Thank God Taylor’s out there to show people we’re not cheesy. Some people still think that country music is twangy and cheesy, and they pigeonhole us. But I thought if they’re looking for Taylor’s videos or songs, they might see or hear other people they like. If her fans are watching for her, they might like me too.” I actually like this comment a lot. You can read the entire interview on W Magazine.

The Queen of Sparks recently got featured in 26th place on Maxim’s Hot 100 Most Beautiful Woman. And… this list is a complete joke. Kellie Pickler is 72nd? Kat Dennings is 97th? Stephen Colbert is 69th? Yes, they let their readers weight in. The list says more about the people that read their magazine than the people in the list. There’s a cartoon character in 85th place. Say no more.

Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.

Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila SunrisePaul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

(Credit: Taylor Swift)

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.
  • May 28: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall closes at CMAfest.com.
  • June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
  • June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
  • June 6: The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on CMT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. You can vote now.

(Sources: Sacramento BeeGossip Center9News.comCMA WorldW MagazineMaxim)

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards: More interviews from the red carpet!

Hello Taylor fans!

The Outspoken One won the Woman of the Year award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 20, but before all that happened she walked the red carpet.

This is the Sparkly Dressed talking to E! Entertainment.

Watch on YouTube

Here’s the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar running into Ellen‘s correspondents!

Watch on YouTube

This is Extra‘s interview with a lot of stars. The Enchantress only shows up at the end.

Watch on YouTube

Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.

Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila SunrisePaul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

(Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABC)

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.
  • May 28: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall closes at CMAfest.com.
  • June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
  • June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
  • June 6: The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on CMT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. You can vote now.

(Sources: E! EntertainmentEllen and Extra via YouTube)

Like a rock star: Tim McGraw seals the deal with Big Machine

(Credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

Hello Country Music fans!

Country music superstar Tim McGraw has signed with Big Machine Records. The official announcement was made Monday morning (May 21) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville by CEO Scott Borchetta and Tim himself.

When you think Tim McGraw… yes you can think of the Sparkly Dressed but do think of the actual Tim once in a while too. It’s his name. Just saying.

“Many people know that I came to Nashville 23 years ago on a Greyhound bus with nothing but a guitar,” said McGraw. “And 23 years to the day, on May 9, I went back to the bus station and officially signed this deal. It was a significant way for me to mark this new beginning. Scott Borchetta has developed a powerhouse at Big Machine, and I’m happy to be a part of what he has built and to call Big Machine Records my new label home. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling about working on a new album for this next chapter in my career. Here’s to the next 20 years!”

You can read the full story at Big Machine Records.

(Source: CMT.com)

CMT has announced his hosts for the 2012 CMT Music Awards. Country star Toby Keith will be joined by actress Kirsten Bell on stage to perform hosting duties. You can read the original story at CMT.com. The awards take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8pm ET/PT on June 6. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

Don’t forget to VOTE for Taylor Swift for the 2012 CMT Music Awards! She is nominated for Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year both along with the Civil Wars for Safe And Sound and Female Video of the Year for Ours. If it keeps saying you already voted, log off and clear you cache.

Tickets are on sale NOW for Tequila SunrisePaul Sidoti‘s tribute band to the Eagles, once again taking the stage at the House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, June 15. Get your tickets on LiveNation.com. You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.
  • May 28: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall closes at CMAfest.com.
  • June 1: The notification of the passes to the Fan Fair Hall meet and greet lines are sent out. The passes are picked up at the CMA Fest.
  • June 4: Last chance to vote for the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

(Sources: Big Machine RecordsCMT.com)