Taylor Made Me Cry!

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Taylor Made Me Cry!

I’m tired – it’s been a long, busy, tiring week – but SO.MUCH.FUN. But alas, today is Friday and I’m ready to collapse. I’M EXHAUSTED. And when I’m over tired, I may just tend to get a little over emotional, not that I generally need any help in that department. So, I just read Taylor Swift’s new MySpace blog and I cried. Literally – tears rolling down my face. I can’t believe I’m publicly admitting that, but whatever, I’ll learn from Taylor and be “Fearless.”

Now, I haven’t always been a huge huge huge Taylor fan – her music is fun, it’s good, but I’m not all over the top about her like I may be about some other artists. (coughKennyChesneycough!) BUT – one thing that I’ve witnessed over the last few months – both in person, and from afar – is how classy and just plain fabulous Taylor is. This girl is 18 YEARS OLD – not only is she a talented songwriter and performer – but she is a strong and respectable young lady who is so wise beyond her years. As great as she is, I sometimes just think to myself, “OMG, this girl is 18 YEARS OLD” – it just blows me away what a real and confident person she is, and for that, I just adore her.

So anyways, back to the MySpace blog. The following is an excerpt of what Taylor wrote, and I don’t know, maybe I’m just tired and emotional, but it made me cry! It’s so nice to see someone in the spotlight who is so grounded and fun and I’m so proud of her!…

While I was backstage before presenting the Best New Artist award, I talked to George Strait for a while. He’s so incredibly cool. So down-to-earth and funny. I think it should be known that George Strait has an awesome, dry, subtle sense of humor. Then I went back out into the crowd and watched the rest of the show. Keith Urban’s new song KILLS ME, it’s so good. And when Brad Paisley ran down into the front row and kissed Kimberley’s stomach (she’s pregnant) before accepting his award, Kellie, my mom, and I all started crying. That’s probably the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.

I thought Kellie NAILED her performance of the song we wrote together “The Best Days of Your Life”. I was so proud of her. I thought Darius Rucker’s performance RULED, and his vocals were incredible. I’m a huge fan. I love it when I find out that the people who make the music I love are wonderful people. I love Faith Hill and how she always makes everyone in the room feel special. I love Keith Urban, and how he told me he knows every word to “Love Story” (That made my night). I love Nicole Kidman, and her sweet, warm personality. I love how Kenny Chesney always has something hilarious or thoughtful to say. But the real moment that brought on this wave of gratitude was when Shania Twain HERSELF walked up and introduced herself to me. Shania Twain, as in.. The reason I wanted to do this in the first place. Shania Twain, as in.. the most impressive and independent and confident and successful female artist to ever hit country music. She walked up to me and said she wanted to meet me and tell me I was doing a great job. She was so beautiful, guys. She really IS that beautiful. All the while, I was completely star struck. After she walked away, I realized I didn’t have my camera. Then I cried.
You know, last night made me feel really great about being a country music fan in general. Country music is the place to find reality in music, and reality in the stars who make that music. There’s kindness and goodness and….honesty in the people I look up to, and knowing that makes me smile. I’m proud to sing country music, and that has never wavered. The reason for the being.. nights like last night.

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