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Little Big Town Says Taylor Swift Will 'Forever Be a Nashville Girl'

Little Big Town Says Taylor Swift Will 'Forever Be a Nashville Girl'

Little Big Town is opening up about why they believe Taylor Swift will always be a Nashville songwriter at heart.

The 27-year-old “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” singer wrote the hit song “Better Man” for the country group.

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While Taylor has now broken records in the pop genre, Little Big Town insists she hasn’t completely parted with her country roots.

“She’s a Nashville songwriter,” Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild told USA Today. “When you write a song like “Better Man” top to bottom on your own with your acoustic guitar, that’s Nashville. She’s a storyteller. She loves country music. Her last record was more poppy but who knows? Taylor can do anything she wants to. And she will forever be a Nashville girl.”

Watch Taylor perform “Better Man” for the first time live here!

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  • Koos

    good thing, like a farmer’s daughter.

  • Unaffiliated Voter

    As far as I’m concerned, Taylor Swift can say in the Pop genre, as she’s always leaned more toward that direction anyway. It is clear to me that she used the Country genre for fame as it is. This is most evident at the fact that she always used to start off doing covers of Eminem rap songs and other non-Country songs when performing at concerts early in her career. Don’t believe me? Look it up on YouTube.

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  • wonderfulgirl

    Songwriting legend. Artists are allowed to sing whatever genres they want. She is an amazing country artist AND an amazing pop artist and that’s just too much for people to deal with.

  • kbar

    What you forget is that people her age tend to appreciate a lot of different genres. They listen to Country, Rap, Hip Hop, and Pop. If it’s good, they listen to it. And don’t poo-poo Swift for having pop sensibilities… she said early on that she was influenced by the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain among others. How much more honest can she be than that????
    Swift really is a story teller. The medium of country music fits that better than other genres.
    The nifty thing is that you can take a country song, and with changes to the orchestration, it easily fits into Pop music.

  • avalon

    Swift has written #1 songs in country, pop and Edm. Look what up? Swift used to sing a song in concert from an artist who is from the city she was playing in. So what. And yes she sang an Eminem song once in concert.
    “Better Man” is a number 1 COUNTRY song written by Swift for Little Big Town. That is the facts of this article nothing else to say.

  • J Stone

    Swift used country fans as a springboard to fame and nothing else. It was all part of her fabricated PR persona from the beginning. If she tried to start her career in pop she would be facing competition from alot more young women – most better looking and more talented. Once she got what she wanted she discarded her country fans like last week’s leftovers much the same way as she moves on to another guy once their PR value wears out. One day Swift will wear out her welcome in the pop music scene as the pop fans move on to the younger, prettier and more talented singers and I predict Swift will try to come crawling back to country. Hopefully country fans will remember how they were discarded and ignore her when she does.

  • Unaffiliated Voter

    You couldn’t have said it any better. Speaking of which, did you also know that her Dad has a large stake in her record label (Big Machine)? This best explains why she was able to get a record deal so easily (practically overnight).

  • avalon

    At 14 Swift was the youngest staff songwriter signed to Sony Nashville. At 15 she was already signed to RCA Nashville on her own, RCA pursued Swift to sign. She quit RCA and was the first artist signed to Big Machine before they even had an office. Toby Keith invested millions in the brand new indy label and Swift was it’s only artist who had agreed to sign with the NEW but yet to be incorporated label. Yes Swifts father invested 100 thousand in a brand new label for a 3% share. If you think that 100 thousand bought a billion dollar career you are seriously wrong! Practical overnight? I guess working for 2 years for Sony and RCA before Big Machine is considered overnight? LOL! And reports are that Taylor her self now owns 10% of the label! She built BIG MACHINE and Scott Borchetta would be the first to say so!

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant. fake slut.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant. fake slut.

  • Tom C

    Come on people, Taylor Swift loves to write sing and play music no matter what the genre, and she’s been good to all her fans .

  • mandy

    To everyone who reads your comment “avalon” its time to let them know the truth..

    1.taylor swifts dad set up both the sony deal and the rca deal though his connections and offered to pay what ever it took just as he did with big machine..to those who dont know what a publishing deal is..it is when a writer gets signed and paid a draw or salary for singing and writing for a publisher.but to get that they have to have a large catalog of hit worthy songs..which taylor did not..nor was she paid.you also write what the publisher wants and with who and for who they want..you dont get to just keep the songs for yourself as taylor said she did.anything in your catalogue when you sign and after you sign during your contract belongs to that publisher.this is taylor once again letting her big obnoxious mouth set her up to be shown as the liar she is down the road..when you lie you always get caught.

    2. people in nashville will tell you that her parents paid upwards of 2million dollars to make her famous..the big machine money was a small percentage of that.

    3. toby keith.. though he makes money off swift had nothing to do with her signing..toby parted ways before she was signed as far as creative control..and to date has said nothing about having anything to do with taylor..gee I wonder why?

    “avalon”anyone can read taylor swifts publicists bios she puts out and her lies she pays to have a lot of the media write, but it doesn’t make it true..just like her claim she taught herself guitar and grew up on a xmas tree farm aren’t true.

  • mandy

    wow little big town..and the lying Pr machine goes on and on..

    Nashville girl my A$$..she never even sets foot in the town…country music was the only way she could try to become famous after failing at pop and theater..such a bunch of dishonest people..shame on you little big town..

    and btw,,your crappy song supposedly penned by taylor swift went no where until she claimed she wrote the lyrics..

    people say she was trying to prove she could make hit song without publicity stunts but youR song little big town and this is what you came for both tanked until she came out and said she wrote them.and had tree paine her publicist go crazy with media stories..and IHeart played them over and over and over because they have a deal with her and scott borchetta..

    screw off little big town! LIARS!!!!!!!

  • Donna Eastmure

    Wow Mandy what a nasty person you are. You say she never sets foot in Nashville but she is there all the time at her parents home. All the proceeds from her Nashville concert’s for the last eight yrs have gone to the local Childrens Hospital.This is not public knowledge but I know someone on the inside from the hospital. So before you start sprouting more lies. Think about the person your words are affecting. Try to be a nicer person and do good instead of bad.

  • Donna Eastmure

    Fred you are disgusting. Taylor does more good in this world then you ever have. Stop spreading your hate here and other Taylor articles. If I didn’t know you personally I would think you are not a nice person

  • Donna Eastmure

    Oh please get your facts straight. her father owns 2% of Big Machine records. And you do know the when Scott Borchetta left the label he was working for and went out on his own Taylor was his one and only client. So Taylor took a chance leaving a label where she was signed as a songwriter to go out on her own with Scott. Big Machine are now one of the biggest labels going around today. So don’t lie about her father buying her career. If that was the case we would have thousands of singers out there producing rubbish records. Taylor is talented plays multiple instruments and writes her own songs. What a bitter person you must be continuing to vilify a woman who you have probably never even met. Try to be a better person.

  • Donna Eastmure

    You are so bitter did Taylor date your internet boyfriend or something.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such a fake person with a horrible voice. She does everything for publicity. She is such a nasty whore. I will say anything I want and if you do not like it then don’t read my responses.

  • Attila Gajdán

    I think, Taylor Swift not only a Nashville, but she’s a southern girl, deep in her heart! She was born in Pennsylvania and since 2014, she’s a New York citizen (officially), but she don’t give up, her residence at Nashville, when her parents lives even now. I love her pop songs, but her country songs and her earlier appearance are my favorites ever! Finally, many people attacked Taylor “She can’t sing in real!” What a bullshit! Who saw and heard her LIVE in concert, you know what’s true! She sings many cover songs in LIVE, cause she’s loves that songs and she’s can sing her own and others songs, anytime and anywhere!

  • Attila Gajdán

    You wrote: “she would be facing competition from a lot more young women – most better looking and more talented”. Please write to me, specifically who they are? Every T.S. haters, says again and again, that she’s a wrong singer, she’s not a songwriter, she’s ugly (???); she’s only a rich, arrogant, manipulate witch, who can able deceive everyone, from Grammy staff, to fans around the world! It’s a pure bullshit! Why is that she wrote a country song, a pop anthem, a motion pictures soundtrack, will be N1 hit, again and again? She rules – with her mystic power – the music market in USA? Or, all over the world? Don’t make me laugh! She’s a great singer and songwriter, and so many people loves her with true heart! Whatever they say about people like you!

  • donnaeasty

    If you make a comment disrespecting someone expect people to comment back.

  • donnaeasty

    Fred you have real issues. Stop making such disgusting comments.

  • Fred1259

    I will say what I want to whether you like it or not. Again Sniff is such a fake, arrogant slut.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut with a horrible voice.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut with a horrible voice.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut with a horrible voice.

  • Fred1259

    Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut with a voice that sounds like a dog in heat.

  • kbar

    Fred! Your back! Haven’t seen you for a while. Are you and ty still having sleepovers?

  • Fred1259

    I am back and so glad you missed me. Sniff is such an arrogant, fake slut.

  • mandy

    oh I am sorry..do you live there..I bet you dont. you are total bull Sh*t

    ahh your right I have no right to comment correct? and brand me a bad person correct..typical taylor swift tactic..taylor is the greatest..and anyone who calls her out is a bad person..jealous , a hater right?..gve me a break and get a life.

  • mandy

    ahh your right I have no right to comment correct? and brand me a bad person correct..typical taylor swift tactic..taylor is the greatest..and anyone who calls her out is a bad person..jealous , a hater right?..gve me a break and get a life.

  • Fred1259

    I will say anything I want to about this slut.

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