Taylor Swift Has Fun Thinking She’s a Loser?
Taylor Swift's hosting/musical guest gig this past weekend on 'Saturday Night Live' contained but a few passing remarks about the Kanye West-MTV Video Music Awards incident in September. But the singer-songwriter has a few more awards shows to get through -- and more chances to be reminded of the whole thing. Still, she's got more pressing matters to deal with -- for instance, which song she'll perform on Wednesday night's CMA telecast.
"I've gotten to perform almost every track on my album 'Fearless' on award shows," Taylor tells the Boston Herald. "Getting to perform 'Fifteen' at the Grammys when it wasn't even a single was a great gift, so it's interesting to think about which song to do this time."
With four CMA nominations, for Female Vocalist, Music Video of the Year ('Love Story'), Album ('Fearless') and the biggie, Entertainer of the Year, Taylor's got a pretty good chance of not leaving empty-handed. But try telling her that! "I always go into award shows feeling like I'm not going to win," she insists. "My parents brought me up with the belief that the world doesn't owe me anything, so I'm always very shocked if I win. I think life is more fun that way."
Of all the nominations, the soul-baring songwriter says she's pleased 'Fearless' was recognized. "It's made up of songs I wrote about feelings and things that have happened to me, and to have that honored in that category by the CMA is truly beautiful. Country music has become so diverse, and I love that. The fact that we can all play together on this playground is a great thing. The fact that there's [an MTV VMA] moonman on its way back to Nashville is something I'm very proud of. The world has shown me a great deal of open-mindedness, and I'll never stop being grateful for that."
Next up, after the CMAs, Taylor is the most-nominated artist at the American Music Awards, having received nods in six categories. Those awards will be handed out Nov. 22.