Videopalooza: Grammy Noms concert, Ed’s phone call, Ripple of Hope speech and Tay on Nova CM

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who gave up on playing video games or having a good night’s sleep a long time ago, we often enough hold back on releasing a post because we’re waiting for that critical video clip. However, sometimes I just have to post without it because other news are coming down the pipe. When that happens the video usually ends up appearing later. Enter videopalooza, which is basically a smorgasbord of videos that you might have missed. Perhaps I’ll turn it into a feature.

The Grammy Nominations Concert in Nashville (December 5, 2012): The parts with T-Swizzle and LL Cool J.

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Ed Sheeran on Katie: He talks about the Sparkly Dressed, then gets a surprise phone call.

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Ripple of Hope Speech: A clip of Taylor’s acceptance speech. I actually did find this one earlier, but it’s cellphone quality.

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Bonus: Another clip from the same speech where Tay is talking about sharks and going in the water at Cape Cod.

Taylor Swift on Nova FM: This one is from her promotion mini-tour in Australia. Here’s her hilarious reaction to an impromptu performance of one of her hits.

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Bonus! Watch her funny story about Ed Sheeran and a trampoline and if you want more, her explanation of the phrase an indie record that is much cooler than mine.

Thanks to SwiftVideoSource, Martin Cox, Trevor Donovan, and Nova FM for posting!

Remember to VOTE for Taylor:

  • The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
  • The People Choice Awards (January 9) for three possible nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
(Photo: Ed Rode/FilmMagic)
(Photo: Ed Rode/FilmMagic)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: Grammy.com, The Katie Couric Show, RFK CenterNova FM)

The 2013 Grammy Nominations: Taylor Swift presents and gets 3 nominations!

(Photo: Larry Busacca/WireImage)
(Photo: Larry Busacca/WireImage)

Hello Taylor Nation,

The Grammy Nominations show was a solid hour of entertainment thanks in no small part to the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar, who put the cute in cuteness tonight, December 5. Alongside LL Cool J, she introduced performers Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Maroon 5, Ne-Yo and Fun. They go last because of that dot 🙂 They brought out Janelle Monáe on stage. Here’s Tay alongside LL Cool J and Adam Levine from Maroon 5.

T-Swizzle didn’t perform, but… ok, I’m not explaining this. Let’s go to the video:

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Thanks to Dave Itzkoff for posting.

The Queen of Sparks did received one nomination during the show plus two more awaiting for her alongside The Civil Wars once the full list was revealed. Here’s her nominations:

Record of the Year: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Taylor Swift
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, producers; Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]

(Photo: Taylor Swift)
(Photo: Taylor Swift)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Safe & Sound

Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
[Big Machine Records/Universal Republic]

Best Song Written For Visual Media: Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games)

T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters
(Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)
[Big Machine Records/Universal Republic; Publishers: Sony ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music, Sensibility Songs, Absurd Music, Shiny Happy Music, Baffle Music, Henry Burnett Music]

Grammy.com

Hunter Hayes, who opened for the Enchantress on her Speak Now tour and is now opening for Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away tour, gets three nominations for Best New Artist, Best Country Solo Performance for Wanted and Best Country Album for his self-titled debut album.

Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Ronnie Dunn get two nominations each for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. Carrie for Blown Away, Eric Church for Springsteen and Ronnie Dunn for his amazing song Cost Of Livin’. You should listen to that one, really great song and it’s a nice surprise the Recording Academy noticed it. How exactly was Eric Church’s album Chief passed for a nomination I don’t knowUpdate: It was nominated back in 2011. Duh me.

In single nominations, Blake Shelton has a Best Country Solo Performance nomination for Over. Miranda Lambert has only one nomination, but it’s a big one. She has Best Country Album for Four The Record. Little Big Town also gets one nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for Pontoon which is actually pretty strong competition for Safe And Sound.

You can find the entire nominations list at Grammy.com. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air live on February 10, 2013.

Remember to VOTE for Taylor:

  • The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
  • The People Choice Awards (January 9) for three possible nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
(Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
(Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Source: Grammy.com)