Taylor Swift is the top-selling digital artist in music history, has had singles top both the Country and Pop radio charts, and had the #1 best-selling album in any genre of music in both 2009 and 2008. This year, at the age of 20, she became the youngest artist in history, and the first female solo country artist ever, to win the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Also at the 2010 GRAMMYs, she took home the awards for Country Album of the Year, Best Country Song, and Best Country Female Vocal Performance.
Taylor’s sophomore release, Fearless, reached double-platinum in just four weeks and was voted 2009’s Album of the Year by both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.Taylor Swift has surpassed quadruple-platinum status and spent more than 20 weeks in the #1 position atop Billboard's Country CD Sales Chart. Taylor is the first female solo artist in country music history to write or co-write every song on a platinum-selling debut CD.
(Above Photo: Courtesy of Joseph Anthony Baker & the Taylor Swift Tour)
We had the incredible privilege of attending the Taylor Swift Fearless concert in Uniondale New York, at the Nassau Coliseum last night! The night began with the very talented acts; Gloriana & Kelly Pickler.
Then the curtain lifted!
To the sound of thousands of screaming fans in a sold out stadium, Taylor Swift took to the stage!
She serenaded her starstruck audience with the well known tracks from her Fearless CD. Presented with a refreshing dialogue in between songs. Taylor spoke to the audience about her relationships, life experiences, and her first guitar teacher. Taylor then explained that when she inquired about learning to play the 12 string Guitar, her teacher told her that her hands would always be too small to play the rare instrument. She spoke as she strummed her beautiful 12 string guitar for the audience, with grace and precision. The lesson? Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't, as she displayed so well, you can do anything when you set your mind to it! While we were very close to the stage, you didn't have to be to get an up close view of Taylor. She performed songs in varying locations in the stadium throughout the night. After one song, the lights dimmed, and while we waiting for the next song screams of delight erupted in a upper level seating area. Spotlights soon revealed Taylor standing amongst her fans; there to perform a song for them up close and personal! After the song she walked through the crowd, hugging and thanking everyone for attending along the way, to another location also amidst fans and performed yet another song among the crowd.
My son and daughter had an amazing night, and so did I. My son left talking of his plans to learn how to play the 12 string guitar (he already has a 6 string) and to marry Taylor Swift one day, and my daughter was singing all the way to the car!
With a genuine love for her fans that shines through in her performance, Taylor Swift is a choice role model, teaching our children to aim for their highest goals and be FEARLESS!
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Disclosure: Our thanks to the tour for allowing us access to this event.
Taylor Swift Fearless Concert May 15, 2010
Nassau Colisium, Uniondale, New York
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