The Princess in Red attends the 2012 CCMA Awards and receives the Generation Award

(Source: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who started writing this while the CCMA Awards were still on my TV, we wish we could’ve been in Saskatoon but the company jet is in the shop this week.

The Princess in Red attended the awards ceremony in Saskatchewan. She was the first presenter and gave the Female Artist of the Year to Carolyn Dawn Johnson. The Sparkly Dressed showed up later as the recipient of the first ever CCMA Generation Award in a video montage narrated by Bryan Adams.

The awards also featured performances from Dean Brody, Johnny Reid, Terri Clark, Miranda Lambert with the Pistol Annies, Jason Aldean and Eric ChurchDean Brody won Single of the Year, Johnny Reid won for Male Artist of the Year. Album of the Year went to Dean Brody for Dirt.

Watch as the Queen of Sparks presents the Female Artist of the Year. Thanks to  for posting! Don’t miss when she leans into the mic to check the sound. Adorable 🙂

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Here’s the Enchantress receiving the  CCMA Generation Award. Thanks to AllTaylorSwift13 for posting! I’ll see if I can find a better clip soon.

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Here’s an interview with CBC The National’s Deana Sumanac backstage at the CCMAs. Thanks to AllTaylorSwift13 for posting!

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She revealed ten of the sixteen songs of the Red album where written solely by her while six are result of collaborations.

Taylor Swift will also appear at CityTV in Toronto, Ontario for an interview. Hope some Canadian Swifties manage to see her. I wish I could be there too, but work calls. I gots bills to pay.

(Source: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • September 10: Taylor Swift will appear at the CityTV offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an interview about her upcoming album, Red. Be part of the audience by signing up for the contest.
  • September 13: Taylor Swift performs at the Citibank Hall on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More details at Taylor Swift Brazil.
  • September 17: The  CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock special hosted by Luke Bryan and the Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry airs at 8|7c on ABC.
  • September 22: Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Sources: CCMA AwardsCBC)

The Canadian Country Music Awards Swiftlist: What to expect tonight

(Source: CBC Music)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who will start apologizing right now, we’re excited to see the Sparkly Dressed appear on Canadian TV. However, chances are if you don’t live in Canada you probably won’t be able to see the show. The CCMA Awards will be broadcasted live from Saskatoon, Canada starting at 8pm on CBC.

The Princess in Red is in attendance to receive the inaugural CCMA Generation Award. I’m afraid that besides a couple of names, I barely know Canadian Country music artists. They tend to be a more traditional lot. On top of that some websites are not doing their homework… T-Swizzle won’t be the only special guest tonight. Coming up from that little country south of the border, we got performances by Miranda Lambert with the Pistol Annies, Jason Aldean and Eric Church. The Enchantress is not performing.

Up for awards are Canadian talents Dean Brody and Johnny Reid. Johnny is has eight nominations while Dean has seven.They’re up for the album of the year, as well as Terri Clark. Terri is also up for Female Vocalist as well as Tara Oram. I saw Tara perform at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival back in 2010. She opened for the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar, who was the headliner that time, fresh off her Fearless Tour.

Here’s the Pistol Annies announcing their performance on CBC:

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Canadian performances also include Emerson Drive, a band that has had success in the US. A long time ago they performed in a few US country festivals, once with a 16-year old girl from Wyomissing, PA playing as their opening act. That girl is the one receiving the Generation Award tonight. The show starts at 8pm Eastern Time, 8:30 NT on CBC. You can see the latest news on the awards at CBC Live.

(Source: CCMA)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • September 9: The CCMA Awards will be broadcasted live across Canada on Sunday September 9th at 8 p.m. on CBC, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 p.m. E.T.
  • September 10: Taylor Swift will appear at the CityTV offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an interview about her upcoming album, Red. Be part of the audience by signing up for the contest.
  • September 13: Taylor Swift performs at the Citibank Hall on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More details at Taylor Swift Brazil.

(Sources: CCMA AwardsCBC)

News Update: Red’s pre-sale, Ronan goes international, Macy’s and Taylor’s Close Up

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, still one guy who likes to believe there’s a happy day ahead for each of us, we’re really looking forward to the Red album! Here are the pre-sale offers. This is only US-based so far.

(Source: Big Machine)

Ronan has taken the lead on iTunes from We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. That’s T-Swizzle for you. Still, the song’s message and purpose is not only to inspire and honor, but also the full proceeds of this single are donated to charity. Unfortunately, it’s a bit slow getting it to iTunes’ international stores so Big Machine Records has a solution. You can use this link to buy it regardless of where you are, and they will direct the proceeds into the Taylor Swift Charitable Fund. Yes, you can buy it from Canada 😉

The Princess in Red has recorded an ensemble video for Macy’s. Here’s a short peek with just the Queen of Sparks.

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Here’s a behind the scenes look, thanks to TaylorSwiftWeb:

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And finally… more video. Yeah I know, how much more video can you guys take? Oh well, here’s the Enchantress talking about the Taylor Swift Close Up contest on Facebook.

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You can sign up for the contest (US only, residents of the contiguous continental states, blah, blah) at the Taylor Swift Close Up on Facebook.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • September 9: The CCMA Awards will be broadcasted live across Canada on Sunday September 9th at 8 p.m. on CBC, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 p.m. E.T.
  • September 10: Taylor Swift will appear at the CityTV offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an interview about her upcoming album, Red. Be part of the audience by signing up for the contest.
  • September 13: Taylor Swift performs at the Citibank Hall on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More details at Taylor Swift Brazil.

(Sources: Big Machine RecordsBig Machine TumblrTaylor Swift Close Up on Facebook)

We love her anyway: Kellie Pickler proves she is nothing but tough

(Credit: Russ Harrington)

Kellie Pickler has given the world 100% proof that she’s the best of friends.

According to Taste of Country, Kellie and Summer Holt Miller, a friend of hers that is battling cancer went on Good Morning America and shaved their heads. “Cancer does not discriminate,” said the Tough singer. “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it,” Summer added.

Here’s a video from CelebTV with scenes from their Good Morning America appearance.

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You can see a clip of their story at Athena Water.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • September 9: The CCMA Awards will be broadcasted live across Canada on Sunday September 9th at 8 p.m. on CBC, with encore airings on CMT (Canada) starting at 10 p.m. E.T.
  • September 10: Taylor Swift will appear at the CityTV offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an interview about her upcoming album, Red. Be part of the audience by signing up for the contest.
  • September 13: Taylor Swift performs at the Citibank Hall on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More details at Taylor Swift Brazil.

(Sources: Taste of CountryAthena Water, CelebTV)