Taylor Swift left Nashville a long time ago folks

November 22, 2014 3:22 AM

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It seems Taylor Swift is everywhere these days except Nashville. The guy selling newspapers on the corner in the nation's capital listening to gospel tunes through his ear buds has heard her newest ditty "Shake It Off," even if it was a muffled version in a passing car. Since her fifth album release and a public battle with Spotify following her decision to remove her music from the free streaming service, something has shifted. Instead of People and Cosmo, this week Swift is gracing the cover of Time and stories about her are littering news sites such Bloomberg and Forbes. It appears she is finally being recognized for the calculating business woman I think she has always been. It's just taken others time to catch up and realize it. An editorial she wrote in the Wall Street Journal last summer was a warning shot to Spotify: "My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet...is that they all realize their worth and ask for it."

Earlier this month, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood made a big to-do about saying farewell to Swift on the annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards, adding that Swift would always have a home in Nashville. I found this to be particularly irritating because Taylor Swift left Nashville a LONG t...

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