Z100 Jingle Ball: The Sparkly Dressed sings with Ed Sheeran and B.o.B

(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, I’m just one guy who thanks his lucky stars there’s so many great twitter update accounts out there, I really wouldn’t learn half of what I post without you. The other half is research, research, research. The Sparkly Dressed took the stage at the Z100’s Jingle Ball 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Once was for her own amazing set, but the first surprise was when Ed Sheeran joined Tay to sing their hit from RED, Everything Has Changed. Add to that her second surprise appearance during B.o.B’s set to sing Both Of Us and I don’t know about you, but I was feeling like I should’ve been there. It’s one of those nights where we wouldn’t be sleeping.

On her own set, the Enchantress sang State of Grace, You Belong With Me, Everything Has Changed, Love Story, I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

Update: Here’s the performance of Everything Has Changed with Tay and Ed:

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Update: And here’s B.o.B performing Both Of Us with T-Swizzle:

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Thanks to mspivey2 for posting!

I’d like to thank the Academy- oops, sorry wrong speech. I’d also like to thank @DreamingSwiftie for all her twitter updates tonight. Nice work 🙂

(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Here’s the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar singing with Ed Sheeran!

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.

And finally, here is B.o.B performing Both Of Us with the Queen of Sparks!

(Photo: B.o.B via Twitter)
(Photo: B.o.B via Twitter)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Source: Z100’s Jingle Ball 2012)

The premiere of B.o.B’s Both of Us video featuring the Sparkly Dressed!

(Source: Grand Hustle Records)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who didn’t get the meaning behind the song Both Of Us until he saw the video, we’re still mesmerized. It’s really good. The video, a creation of acclaimed director Jake Nava, was released on MTV.com close to midnight last night, June 26. Now you can also find it on MTV Canada and YouTube.

The video shows B.o.B and Taylor as part of different faces of life, some urban and a few country ones as well, none of them too glamorous. You get a sense we’re just seeing them as regular people going about their everyday life. There’s this sense of honesty throughout the video that makes it seem warm and familiar like pictures from life in the United States, not of the rich and powerful but just of folks struggling by. It’s not sad, just real – even nice in a way. I’ve had my doubts on what the song was about until now, but now I’m seeing it (and listening to it) in a new light.

Let’s go to the official video!

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(Source: Grand Hustle Records)

You can see the official video on the US at MTV.comMTV Canada and now on YouTube.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • June 27: B.o.B premieres his video for Both Of Us featuring Taylor Swift on MTV.
  • July 2: James Taylor performs at Tanglewood with a surprise and possibly Sparkly Dressed guest.
  • 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 ArtistChoice Single by a Female Artist for Eyes OpenChoice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for Sparks Fly. You can vote here.

(Sources: MTV.comMTV CanadaYouTube)

News Update: Women Who Rock and Both of Us video premiere

Speak Now cover
(Source: Big Machine Records)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Thanks for all the nice comments from the 1000th post! Time to go back to business as usual and give you the news.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar – a guitar that’s on loan to the Country Hall of Fame and Museum during the Taylor Swift: Speak Now – Treasures of the World Tour exhibit but don’t worry, they will give it back soon – had her last album Speak Now featured at #45 on Rolling Stone‘s Women Who Rock: The 50 greatest albums of all time. This what they had to say about the Queen of Sparks and Speak Now:

She might get played on the country station, but she’s one of the few genuine rock stars we’ve got these days, with a flawless ear for what makes a song click.

Essential moment: “Long Live,” the best Bon Jovi song Bon Jovi never wrote.

The premiere for B.o.B’s video featuring T-Swizzle, Both Of Us, has been moved to June 27 on Access Hollywood‘s site. No official word from MTV. Update! B.o.B just cleared it up. Both Of Us is indeed tomorrow, June 27.

The video should premiere at 6am CDT and be shown between shows throughout the day.

Here’s an interview with Ed Sheeran. He speaks just a bit about the collaboration with the Sparkly Dressed at the 3:35 mark.

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“I’ve never really met acts like [her], ” Ed told PopCrush. “You meet people like Elton [John] who have been in the game for 30-40 years who are wise and old and been it for a long time — and Taylor’s been in it for six years and she’s 22. And you hear horror stories about younger musicians who kind of go a bit off the rails, but she’s so together and so kind of professional and knows what she wants, but at the same isn’t too harsh — she’s just a really sweet gentle person — so yeah, that’s what surprised me, is that she was sound.” You can read the entire article at PopCrush.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • 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 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 ArtistChoice Single by a Female Artist for Eyes OpenChoice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for Sparks Fly. You can vote here.

(Sources: Rolling StoneAccess HollywoodPopCrush)

News Update & Rumor Control: Where everybody stands and keeps score

(Source: AKM Images/GSI Media)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who often says he’s not really keen on talking about rumors because it tends to spread them further, we’re going to do a rumor control because some news coming out are actually true, but some aspects are rumor. Sometimes, you just need to clear the air. Also, it’s not a bad time for a general news update.

Access Hollywood has done a very revealing behind the scenes piece on Both Of Us even revealing the exact release date. The video will be released on June 27, 2012 on MTV. You can watch the behind the scenes that features both B.o.B and the Queen of Sparks here.

Big shoutout to @SmilesForTaylor for the tip!

John Mayer is being his usual self, and while talking to Rolling Stone he uttered his objections to the Sparkly Dressed’s track Dear John from her third studio album, Speak Now. Whether he’s picking the timing based on self-promotion or not (he’s got a new album coming out, Speak Now has been out since 2010) is something I can’t really decide. Anyway, mostly his criticism is on the motive behind the song and what he considers “cheap songwriting” is on the intent behind the choice of lyrics. I don’t believe he means it’s actually bad, but mostly cheap meaning -no pun intended- mean. Either way, that’s Mayer and you can read his comments on Rolling Stone.

(Source: AKM Images/GSI Media)

The rumor is their supposed encounter (of which I’ve yet to see a photo) at the Tower Bar on Sunset Hotel in West Hollywood on June 5. The origin of the rumor was Page Six of the New York Post. Very much a tabloid, but other media sources picked it up because it seemed tied to the John Mayer comments.

Another rumor that started on a fact is the possible connection between the Blonde With the Sparkly Guitar and Ed Sheeran. According to CapitalFM.com, Ed Sheeran is collaborating with the Enchantress on a project for her, meaning this is one of the possible collaborations that might make T-Swizzle’s yet-to-be-named fourth album. That’s all what that relationship is, but some media hubs play the romantic angle to get more hits. Both Tay and Ed tweeted about working with each other and were spotted leaving a studio in Santa Monica back in May 28. Eventually the Outspoken One posted a Viddy of herself and Ed singing Lego House.

On other news, Fox Nashville did a piece on Taylor Swift’s Speak Now – Treasures from the World Tour exhibit. Let’s go to the video!

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According to The Berkshire Eagle, the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar will be James Taylor’s surprise guest on July 2 when he performs at Tanglewood. That remains unofficial, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • June 27: B.o.B premieres his video for Both Of Us featuring Taylor Swift on MTV.
  • July 2: James Taylor performs at Tanglewood with a surprise and possibly Sparkly Dressed guest.
  • 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 ArtistChoice Single by a Female Artist for Eyes OpenChoice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for Sparks Fly. You can vote here.

(Sources: Access HollywoodRolling StoneCapitalFM.comFox NashvilleNew York Post)

Behind The Scenes: The Enchantress on set with B.o.B for Both Of Us

(Credit: Amanda Young)

Hello Taylor Nation,

The Sparkly Dressed has been spotted on the set of B.o.B’s new video for his track Both Of Us, on which she’s featured. Although some of the scenes were being filmed in California, director Jake Nava is also filming part of it in Nashville. According to MTV News, Bobby Ray and the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar will have both solo and shared scenes. T-Swizzle can be seen in a field with wild flowers, B.o.B appears in bar, and they’re both sitting in lawn chairs in what appears to be a country setting at some point.

Access Hollywood has done a very revealing behind the scenes piece on Both Of Us even revealing the exact release date. The actual video will be released on June 27, 2012 on MTV.

Watch on YouTube

A couple of things that you probably noticed. One, the Sparkly Dressed is using Sgt. Wade Wilson‘s dog tags in a couple of scenes. Two, when B.o.B got the spider in his arm, did anybody else had flashbacks to the Behind The Scenes of Love Story when the Fearless One notices the bug on her dress while she’s in the car?

(Credit: Amanda Young)

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • 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 ArtistChoice Single by a Female Artist for Eyes OpenChoice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for Sparks Fly. You can vote here.

(Sources: MTV NewsAccess Hollywood)