Monday, November 15, 2010
Taylor Swift's Big Wins
Last Tuesday, Taylor Swift made history; the twenty-year-old became the youngest ever to recieve the BMI Country Songwriter of the Year award. Winners from previous years include Bill Anderson in 1960 and Johnny Cash in 1954. From what I've heard, she deserves this award every bit. It seems like fewer people now-a-days actually write the songs they perform, and I find it hard to believe that those artists can really relate to the lyrics of the songs they are singing if they did not write them. Not only that, but even if you aren't a fan of Tay-Tay, you have to admit that her lyrics are pretty deep. She claimed that it had been a tough week. Although her album came out with a BIG bang, she also had to attend the fineral of a close friend, to whom she used to recite her songs. That same night, she also won the award for "country song of the year" for the song You belong With Me. Again, winning this made history; she is the first songwriter to win this award three years in a row. Other songwriters who were recognized that night include Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Zac brown, Luke Bryan, Kristian Bush, Tody Keith, Eric Church, and Keith Urban.