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Taylor Swift: 'Red' Live Performance at CMAs 2013 - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift: 'Red' Live Performance at CMAs 2013 - Watch Now!

Taylor Swift strums a guitar in a black dress while performing at the 2013 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 6) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 23-year-old singer was joined on stage by country legends Alison Krauss and Vince Gill.

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“I really wanted to present ‘Red’ in a different way, ’cause the song is completely one thing if you hear it produced on the radio, and then it’s a completely different song if you hear it the way that we’re doing it,” Taylor shared before the performance.

She added, “I knew that in order to showcase a different, more emotional part of the song, I wanted to bring in artists who completely bring their own flare to everything… Vince Gill and Alison Krauss, they’re two of my biggest heroes. “The music that they’ve made has influenced me so much, so to be sharing a stage with them is going to be — I’m sure — life-alteringly cool.”

During the ceremony, Taylor was honored with the CMA Pinnacle Award.


Taylor Swift – ‘Red’ Performance at CMAs

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19 Responses to “Taylor Swift: 'Red' Live Performance at CMAs 2013 - Watch Now!”

  1. 1
    Avril Says:

    The performance was flawless!!!!
    Her voice is just so beautiful and angelical
    My congratulations to Taylor for recieving the PINNACLE AWARD… BIGGEST HONOR EVER.

  2. 2
    Jack Says:

    Im shocked by how horrifyingly awful her voice is.

  3. 3
    Avril Says:

    I’m shocked by how jealous some haters are lolololol
    they make me laugh so hard.

  4. 4
    David Says:

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  5. 5
    Nikki Says:

    Terrible…..

  6. 6
    ARTPOP Says:

    safdsgdfh atrocious

  7. 7
    kat Says:

    Amazing performance! She was wonderful and carried that performance beautifully. Loved the slow down acoustic version.

  8. 8
    TREE Says:

    yikes that was horrible

  9. 9
    Sam Says:

    @Avril: Jealous of what, exactly? Not hating, stating a fact.

  10. 10
    Hannah Says:

    Wow…just, wow…Taylor is basically the best human being in the world. Ever. Yeah, I said it.

  11. 11
    Avril Says:

    @Sam: To state a fact you can at least show proofs of that. Every proof there are just shows how amazing Taylor is and that she’s already a LEGEND.
    I don’t understand why some people keep on denying the truth that is in front of their eyes, I mean I understand you can not like her (everyone has their opinions and I respect them) but you don’t need to say something that it’s not true about her. Facts speak by themselves, you can accept it or not, but that won’t change the fact that she’s on top of the world.

  12. 12
    Sam Says:

    @Avril: How ignorant. Being popular because of little girls does not make you a good singer or better than anyone in any way. Listen to her voice – that’s all the proof you need that she CANNOT SING. If you really want details: She can’t hold a note, she rarely sings on tune, she can’t change simple keys, her voice is shaky and weak, she can’t run or riff, she can’t use vibrato, her “loud” and “high” notes are literally just her yelling them, her voice cracks quite often, she ends up just saying lyrics she can’t sing. Every other song of hers covered on YouTube is sung so much better. Taylor Swift is mediocre.

  13. 13
    Avril Says:

    @Sam: “Being popular because of little girls does not make you a good singer or better than anyone in any way.” paradoxical sentence since her talent is what made her popular. Little girls? just 10% of her fandom is formed by little girls, she sold out stadiums where you can find people of all ages. And no, being a good singer doesn’t make her better than anyone, what makes her better than anyone is her being respectful, nice to people, down-to-earth, etc.
    Simple keys? run or riff? vibrato? Some people should understand that don’t make you a good artist. Having an agelical voice, having an excellent ability to wirte songs making the audience feel identified with those songs, putting on a great show, having a GREAT CONNECTION to her fans, being down-to-earth and nice, NOT having scandals… that is what make a GREAT ARTIST. 90& of the people in this world don’t wanna hear about sb who hold a high note, they wanna watch sb who’s not different from them, sb who let them in their life, sb who make them feel they’re not being left out just bc they can’t reach a note and that you’re not alone in you life experiences. Holding a high note is just 10% of what it takes to be a great artist like her.
    “Taylor Swift is mediocre” you should realize that you’re insulting yourself by saying that bc if somebody who’s on top of the world is a mediocre, then that means that people who type hateful comments about a great artist they (“don’t”) like are much less than that.

  14. 14
    HMMMMMM Says:

    @Sam:

    You are totally wrong that she can’t sing. I was at the rehearsals yesterday for the CMA’s and she sounded beautiful. And I was one who thought meh they autotune the crap out of her. She got up there acoustic and sang the hell out of that song.

  15. 15
    Sam Says:

    @Avril:

    Woah there. You’re trying way too hard to defend her and bringing up irrelevent theories that I now have to waste my time addressing. Your logic is flawed. Not contradicting at all; being popular nowadays has nothing to do with talent. Simple as that. And she is not respectful nor down-to-earth. If talking down to people on national television and in interviews is respectful, then please inform me on what the definition of respectful is, because I’m lost. She’s pretentious, smug, and thinks she’s better than everyone. You’re going way off course. It was never mentioned that she was a terrible artist, though I do agree, they were comments about her VOICE. Don’t ask for proof on how she can’t sing if you didn’t want it. No one ever said singing is the only way to be an artist. Just proving a point that she can’t sing. Having or not having “scandals” doesn’t define what kind of artist you are or how talented you are. You’re judging other peoples life choices and mistakes and degrading their title as an artist because you don’t agree with how they live? Someone who smokes or drinks, or goes out clubbing doesn’t make them any less of a person than someone who doesn’t. It doesn’t make them any less of an artist. It may even make them more so because they have more experiences to draw upon and real life issues people go through that will connect with people. Writing about boys and fantasies are not the only life experiences people want to listen to. That being said, the execution of her songs hold no emotion. She prances around on stage giving a good theatrical performance and yelling out her lyrics terribly-admittedly entertaining. When she’s singing, she’s not connecting with the song. She’s up there trying to look pretty (nowadays trying to look sexy) and trying too hard to hit the correct notes, even acoustic performances. That’s not an artist. She’s a good songwriter – not the best – but decent. And I can understand why girls like her writing, but there’s more to music than just that.

  16. 16
    Avril Says:

    @Sam: “You’re trying way too hard to defend her and bringing up irrelevent theories that I now have to waste my time addressing” Haha good excuse.
    “Your logic is flawed. Not contradicting at all; being popular nowadays has nothing to do with talent” I never said it has. You should really pay more attention when you’re reading. I just said her talent is what made HER popular.
    “And she is not respectful nor down-to-earth. If talking down to people on national television and in interviews is respectful, then please inform me on what the definition of respectful is, because I’m lost” She doesn’t talk down people on TV, she just says how they made her feel and I’ve never heard any of her ex’s denying what she says in her songs or in her interviews. Respectful is keeping you clothes on when you’re on TV, not saying bad words, being always nice to people who meet you… that’s to be respectful.
    “She’s pretentious, smug, and thinks she’s better than everyone.” How do you know what she thinks when you’re not living in her mind?
    “You’re going way off course.” Really? who was the one who didn’t know how to interpret the sentence I said about talent and popularity?
    “It was never mentioned that she was a terrible artist” and you’re saying this to me because…?
    “Don’t ask for proof on how she can’t sing if you didn’t want it” You didn’t give me proof on how she can’t sing. Everybody can sing, the quality of it depends on everyone else’s opinions. You tried to state proofs about her VOICE and I’m sorry but those are not proofs. Holding a note, changing keys, etc have nothing to do with having a good or a bad voice.
    “No one ever said singing is the only way to be an artist.” and I never said sb did :)
    “Just proving a point that she can’t sing” Again… the proof?
    “Having or not having “scandals” doesn’t define what kind of artist you are or how talented you are.” No, I never said that’s what define talent.
    “You’re judging other peoples life choices and mistakes and degrading their title as an artist because you don’t agree with how they live?” Tell me when I did that ‘cos I honestly don’t know. That’s just how you interpret what you read.
    “Someone who smokes or drinks, or goes out clubbing doesn’t make them any less of a person than someone who doesn’t.” I never said it does. I never even mentioned smoking or drinks, or going out to clubs. Idk why you came up with it.
    “Writing about boys and fantasies are not the only life experiences people want to listen to.” That’s why she’s also written songs for her mom, her friend who suffered from bullimia, about her experience in bully, about a boy who died from cancer, etc.
    “That being said, the execution of her songs hold no emotion. She prances around on stage giving a good theatrical performance and yelling out her lyrics terribly-admittedly entertaining. That’s When she’s singing, she’s not connecting with the song. She’s up there trying to look pretty (nowadays trying to look sexy) and trying too hard to hit the correct notes, even acoustic performances. That’s not an artist. She’s a good songwriter – not the best – but decent. And I can understand why girls like her writing, but there’s more to music than just that.” That’s just your opinion and I respect it. So good millions of ppl around the world don’t agree with that…neither do the most imponent talents in music who don’t hesitate in giving her awards for her talent.

  17. 17
    D Says:

    America you never cease to me.
    Karaoke AT BEST.

  18. 18
    D Says:

    SHE CLEANED UP AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.
    GREAT LEGS, SIMPLY AVERAGE TALENT. SIMPLY

  19. 19
    D Says:

    @Avril:

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL WHEN TALENT TALKS ABOUT HER.

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