Fairytale year continues for Taylor Swift
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Fairytale year continues for Taylor Swift

Thursday, November 8, 2007 – Taylor Swift has enjoyed a great run since her debut disc came out a year ago. And one day after a deluxe edition of the CD came out, Swift won the Country music Association Horizon Award for new or developing artists.

"This was a like a fairytale to me," Swift said after the show. "I didn't know I could be this happy. I didn't think I would ever experience a night so magical in my life. There are so many people behind the scenes that have helped to make this possible for me, from my band and crew and bus drivers who have sacrificed time with their families this year so that I could live my dream, to every single person at my record label and booking agency, just everybody really, and I just can't thank them enough!"

Last month, Swift's songwriting peers at the Nashville Songwriters Association International honored her with their Songwriter / Artist of the Year Award, making her the youngest artist ever to win the award.

She also secured her place in the history books as the first female solo artist in country music history to write or co-write all of the songs on a platinum-selling debut CD. Also this week Swift was honored with a BMI songwriter achievement award for her debut single "Tim McGraw," one of three hits from the album.

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Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also ...
CD review - Speak Now Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning ...
CD review - Fearless Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. ...

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