Naomi Judd Pens Letter of Praise for Taylor Swift
Naomi Judd is sick and tired of all the criticism directed at Taylor Swift. Taking a strong stance in response to poor reviews of the 20-year-old Taylor's performance with Stevie Nicks on the Grammy Awards broadcast, Naomi has written an open letter -- with no doubt an arched brow of maternal disapproval -- to the editor of Nashville's Tennessean newspaper.
"Remember the puzzles, 'What's wrong with this picture?' You search for faults, ignoring the overall larger picture," Naomi begins her letter. "Multi-talented, she not only sings well enough to strike a chord with a huge audience, Taylor single-handedly introduced country music to a much-welcomed younger demographic and generated international interest. She writes, dances, acts and is a dazzling performer."
"Having sung many times at the Grammys, I can tell you that the stress and anxiety of performing in front of the world's top artists in every genre of music is tortuous for even the most seasoned singer," she insists.
Also not going unnoticed by the fiercely devoted mother of two grown daughters are the virtues and wholesome values this particular 20-year-old superstar offers a young generation.
"Taylor is the best-dressed young female artist today, in league with Hollywood's most glamorous stars. When I met her I was impressed by her sincere transparent niceness. Taylor's a lovely young lady.
"Smarts, manners and class. Why can't fault-finders see that she is a sorely needed role model? We're aware of how lyrics and musicians can influence our society. If America ever needed positive role models, it's now."
Naomi underscores her open admonishment to the editor by declaring with a flourish of her pen, "If there's an award for being the best role model for her generation, I'd like to be the one to give it to Taylor Swift."
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