2012 CMA Music Fest will debut a new Fan Fair Hall system

Hello Taylor Nation,

It’s the merry month of May, and coming after that will be June and that means the 2012 CMA Music Fest! This year the very famous Fan Fair Hall is implementing a new system in which tickets are given out through online signup. I am guessing they’re trying to stop people from sleeping outside the convention center. You sign up for a chance to win a ticket to get in on the meet and greet of several artists.

Here’s how the new process goes:

  1. You will have from May 14 to May 28 to fill out the quick entry form on CMAfest.comDuplicate entries not accepted. Completing the form more than one time will NOT increase your chances of being drawn for an autograph pass.
  2. After filling out your contact info, you will then be able to select the artist autograph pass(es) you would like to be entered to win.
  3. Winners will be notified by June 1 and will be able to pick up their pass(es) during the 2012 CMA Music Festival.Winners will have to present a photo ID and confirmation e-mail.
  4. If you don’t win the online giveaway, there will be more chances to win on-site at the Festival.
– CMA Music Fest Newsletter

Sadly, no word from camp Swift regarding the CMA Fest. Taylor Swift is not included on the nightly concerts so far and we’re almost a month away. It’s looking like she won’t be participating on this one 😦

Did you know that B.o.B’s new Strange Clouds album has been released? Includes the track Both Of Us which features the Sparkly Dressed herself. You can find it on iTunes. And 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.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 1: B.o.B’s album Strange Clouds is released. Taylor Swift is featured in the track Both Of Us.
  • May 13: Paul Sidoti‘s Birthday.
  • May 14: The CMA Fest online entry form period to win tickets to meet and greet lines at Fan Fair Hall opens at CMAfest.com.
  • May 20: The 2012 Billboard Awards takes place in Las Vegas and is broadcasted live at 8/7c on ABC. Taylor Swift is nominated for Top Country Artist and Top Touring Artist.
  • 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: CMAfest.com)

Both of Us featuring Taylor Swift is now available on B.o.B’s Strange Clouds

(Source: Atlantic Recording)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Another month has come and gone and we’re closer to October! Here at the Swift Agency, still one guy that would like to think he’s honest about his opinions, we’d like to come clean: we’re not big on hip hop. B.o.B’s new album Strange Clouds was released today, May 1st. I only bought the Both Of Us track that features the Sparkly Dressed. From the previews, I can already tell you it’s not my kind of music, but I’ll give it a chance. Perhaps I’ll end up liking it.

I hate rumor control, but here goes. Taylor has not had breast surgery. Wow, did I really needed to clear that one up? Seems so, considering the amount of sites that picked up that rumor.

According to Country Music Is Love, Eric Church is doing some damage control after his less-than-flattering comments appeared on Rolling Stones Magazine explicitly directed at artists whose careers started on TV singing contest shows such as American Idol and The Voice – he actually named Blake Shelton directly. Besides stating his comments were taken out of context, he’s also apologized to Miranda Lambert and other artists involved.

And I have to mention Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away also getting released today. Yes, I am enjoying this album and I don’t think I am any less of a taylorgeek for loving other music. I also happen to enjoy Eric Church’s Chief and Blake Shelton’s Red River Blue. By the way, Blake has just released his new Over single which he debuted last night on The Voice.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar was seen leaving Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe in Santa Monica, California enjoying the sunny weather on April 29, according to Celebrity Gossip.

Remember 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.

(Source: AKM Images / GSI Media)

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 1: B.o.B’s album Strange Clouds is released. Taylor Swift is featured in the track Both Of Us.
  • May 13: Paul Sidoti‘s Birthday.
  • May 20: The 2012 Billboard Awards takes place in Las Vegas and is broadcasted live at 8/7c on ABC. Taylor Swift is nominated for Top Country Artist and Top Touring Artist.
  • May 27: Elizabeth Huett‘s Birthday.
  • 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: iTunesCountry Music Is LoveCelebrity Gossip)