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- January 11: People’s Choice Awards 2012. Taylor Swift was nominated for Favorite Country Artist, Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Tour Headliner. Update: She won for Favorite Country Artist.
- January 26: The 47th ACM Awards nominees were announced. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Mean”. Voting for Entertainer of the Year starts March 19!
- February 7: Taylor Connect, the forums at taylorswift.com come back online!
- February 12: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift won for Best Country Song for “Mean” and Best Country Solo Performance for “Mean”. She also performed! The show was broadcast live on CBS from 8:00pm to 11:30pm ET/PT.
- February 13: The music video for Safe And Sound debuts on MTV and across all Viacom’s partner networks.
- February 19: The world premiere of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, California. Director Chris Renaud and cast members Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White will be attending.
- February 20: Taylor Swift is scheduled to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC.
- February 21: Taylor Swift and Zac Efron are scheduled to appear on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
- February 26: Caitlin Evanson‘s Birthday.
- March 2: The Lorax is released nationwide to theaters in US and Canada.
- March 2: Speak Now Tour in Perth, Australia at Burswood Dome.
- March 4: Speak Now Tour in Adelaide, Australia at Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
- March 6: Speak Now Tour in Brisbane, Australia at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
- March 7: Speak Now Tour in Brisbane, Australia at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
- March 9: Speak Now Tour in Sydney, Australia at Allphones Arena.
- March 10: Speak Now Tour in Sydney, Australia at Allphones
- March 12: Speak Now tour in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena.
- March 13: Speak Now Tour in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena.
- March 14: Speak Now Tour in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena.
- March 16: Speak Now Tour in Auckland, New Zealand at Vector Arena.
- March 17: Speak Now Tour in Auckland, New Zealand at Vector Arena.
- March 18: Amos Heller‘s Birthday.
- March 18: Speak Now Tour in Auckland, New Zealand at Vector Arena.
- March 19: The voting for ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 47th ACM Awards begins!
- March 20: The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond music soundtrack album is released.
- March 23: Taylor Swift is scheduled to appear on Live! With Kelly. Update! Looks like this is a repeat.
- March 23: The Hunger Games movie is released nationwide.
- March 29: The Punk’d season premiere episode featuring Taylor Swift airs on MTV at 10/9c.
- March 31: The 2012 Kids Choice Awards. Taylor was nominated for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for Sparks Fly. The show airs on Nickelodeon on Saturday, March 31st at 8/7c. Update! She only won the Big Help Award given to her by Michelle Obama.
- April 1: Mike Meadows‘ Birthday.
- April 1: The 47th ACM Awards air live from Las Vegas on CBS at 8pm ET, delayed for PT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Mean”. Update! She won Entertainer of the Year.
- April 23: Little Big Town announces the 2012 CMT Awards nominations live on NBC’s Today.
- April 27: Grant Mickelson plays with Old Dominion and Phil Vassar at Joe’s Bar.
- April 30: Grant Mickelson‘s Birthday.
- May 1: B.o.B’s album Strange Clouds is released. Taylor Swift is featured in the track Both Of Us.
- May 2:Daniel Sadownick‘s Birthday.
- May 10: Tickets for Tequila Sunrise’s show at House of Blues Cleveland on June 15 go on sale at 10am ET on LiveNation.com.
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. Update! She won Woman of the Year.
- May 21: Tickets go on sale for the 2012 CMT Music Awards at 10am Central Standard Time.
- 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 5: Carrie Underwood’s Fan Club Party at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 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.
- June 7: Mallary Hope’s Fan Club Party at Puckett’s Restaurant happens from 2pm to 4pm.
- June 7-10: The 2012 CMA Music Festival takes place from June 7 to June 10. Taylor Swift is not in the lineup so far.
- June 9: Amos Heller performs with Old Dominion at 12th and Porter at 10:30pm.
- June 15: Rocco’s Old School presents: Tequila Sunrise – A Tribute to the Eagles at House of Blues Cleveland. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10am ET on LiveNation.com.
- June 27: B.o.B premieres his video for Both Of Us featuring Taylor Swift on MTV. The video should premiere at 6am CDT and be shown between shows throughout the day.
- July 2: James Taylor performs at Tanglewood with a surprise and possibly Sparkly Dressed guest.
- July 9: Ryan Seacrest announces the lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival on iHeartRadio at 9am Eastern Time.
- July 14: Tickets for the iHeartRadio Music Festival are available on Ticketmaster at 1PM Eastern Time.
- July 22: The Teen Choice Awards 2012 air live (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Taylor Swift is nominated for Choice Female Artist, Choice Single by a Female Artist for Eyes Open, Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for Sparks Fly. She’s also nominated for Choice Movie Voice for The Lorax. You can vote here.
- August 12: David Cook‘s Birthday.
- August 13: Taylor Swift YouTube Live Webcast at 7pm ET.
- August 13: Taylor Swift’s lead single from the upcoming album Red, named We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is now available on iTunes.
- August 21: The 2012 Do Something Awards air on VH1 at 9/8c.
- August 30: Confirmed video premiere of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together on MTV First: Taylor Swift with Sway Calloway at 7:49pm Eastern Time/Pacific Time on MTV, CMT and TeenNick.
- September 5: The 46th Annual CMA Awards nominations are revealed on Good Morning America at the Hard Rock Cafe on Times Square in New York City.
September 6: The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform.
- September 7: The Stand Up To Cancer Telethon at 8pm EDT on all major US TV networks. Taylor Swift performs.
- 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.
- September 16: Red Deluxe Edition is available for pre-order at Target.com.
- 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.
- September 24: Song preview and intro on Good Morning America on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
- September 25: 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #1 available for download at iTunes
- September 29: Sony All Access promotional event at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
- October 1: song preview and intro on Good Morning America on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
- October 1: The CW will broadcast the iHeartRadio Music Festival from 8pm to 10pm ET.
- October 1: Taylor Swift talks to Nightline on ABC at 11:35pm EST.
- October 2: 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #2 available for download at iTunes
- October 5: BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw will interview Taylor Swift.
- October 6: The Jonathan Ross Show welcomes Taylor Swift.
October 7: The BBC Radio 1′s Teen Awards 2012. Taylor Swift has been announced as part of the performing line-up. The show will be streamed at bbc.co.uk/radio1.
- October 8: song preview and intro on Good Morning America on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
- October 9: – 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #3 available for download at iTunes
- October 9: Taylor Swift appears in Glamour magazine.
- October 14: Taylor Swift performance airs on The X Factor UK.
- October 15: song preview and intro on Good Morning America on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
- October 15: Taylor Swift performs at the Harvey Mudd College. The performance will be recorded to air as part of the VH1 Storytellers special on November 11.
- October 16: 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #4 available for download at iTunes
- October 18: Taylor Swift will tape and perform at The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The episode is scheduled to air October 25.
- October 20: Akoo will become RED TV for Taylor Swift’s 1-hour special program on the launch of RED.
October 22: Taylor Swift’s fourth album, Red, is released!
- October 22: Taylor appears live on Good Morning America for the album launch of Red.
- October 22: CMT‘s VJ For Day with Taylor Swift at 9am.
- October 22: Part one of Taylor’s interview with Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown at several times starting at 10am ET.
- October 22: Taylor interviews with Sirius XM “The Highway” at 2pm ET.
- October 22: Interviews on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, E! News and Extra throughout the week
- October 22: NML Presents: Taylor Swift Revealed airs at 6pm ET on MuchMusic.
- October 23: Taylor appears live on Good Morning America for a live concert.
- October 23: Late Show with David Letterman appearance/performance.
- October 24: Taylor Swift is scheduled to appear on The View on ABC.
- October 24: Scholastic’s Read Every Day live classroom webcast at 2pm ET / 11am PT.
- October 25: The Ellen DeGeneres Show episode with Taylor Swift airs. Check your local listings.
- October 26: Taylor returns to Nashville for the event “Taylor Swift Worldwide Radio Remote” presented by Papa John’s with 72 stations broadcasting live from Music City, including stations from South Africa and New Zealand.
- October 26: She will join Katie Couric on ABC’s Katie at 3pm ET.
- October 26: Part two of Taylor’s interview with Nan Kelley on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown at 8p|7c.
- October 26: All Access Nashville with Katie Couric airs at 9|8c on ABC. Includes an interview with Taylor Swift.
- October 26: TVA’s Ça finit bien la semaine has Taylor Swift’s only interview in Québec at 9pm.
- October 30: She performs in Dancing With The Stars on ABC.
- November 1: The 46th CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood airs live on ABC at 8pm ET, 7pm CT. She performed Begin Again. She didn’t win any awards.
- November 6: Taylor Swift will switch on the Christmas lights at Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush, West London at 6pm and perform three tracks.
- November 9: Taylor Swift chats about her new album on the Alan Carr Show in the UK.
- November 11, 12, 13: First concert dates go on presale! Click here to sign up for pre-sale ticket access.
- November 11: Taylor Swift appears onVH1 Storytellers including a performance at Harvey Mudd College recorded on October 15.
- November 11: The 2012 MTV EMA will be broadcast on MTV channels worldwide at 9pm Central European Time.
- November 15: Taylor Swift performs State of Grace on the X-Factor at 8pm ET/PT.
- November 16: Tickets go on sale for the first dates announced of the Red Tour. Click here to sign up for pre-sale ticket access
- November 18: The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards air at 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central on ABC. Taylor Swift is nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist. She is also scheduled to perform.
- November 22? Taylor has said in recent interviews she’s spending Thanksgiving in Japan. Also mentioned on Universal Music Japan’s Taylor Swift page.
- November 24: Taylor is scheduled to appear on Japan’s Saturday Sound Studio for a special.
- November 26: Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform at Australia’s The Today Show.
- November 29: Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform at the 2012 ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia.
- November 30: Taylor Swift’s past performance of Begin Again airs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
- December 1 & 2: Taylor Swift guest hosts on American Top 40.
- December 1: KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform on Saturday.
- December 3: Taylor Swift will be honored at the Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner taking place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The event is organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.
- December 5: Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations concert with LL Cool J on CBS at 10pm ET/PT, 9pm CT.
- December 7: Z100′s Jingle Ball 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Taylor Swift is in the lineup.
- December 10: The American Country Awards take place in Las Vegas and broadcast on FOX. Taylor Swift is nominated for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. Update! No wins.
- December 13: No, seriously, you don’t know? I mean, really! How many times are we going to go over this?
- December 13: The music video for I Knew You Were Trouble will premiere at 4:40 p.m. ET on MTV.
- December 15: Taylor Swift will be the musical guest on the German TV show Schlag Den Raab.
- December 21: Claire Callaway‘s Birthday.
- December 22: The World Music Awards has nominated Taylor Swift for World’s Best Album, Song, Video, Female Artist, Live Act and Entertainer of the Year.
- December 31: Taylor Swift headlines at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
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This calendar is compiled using news items that I discover every day. Enumerating all sources is not possible. Whenever possible, the link on each entry goes back to the source.