Taylor Swift has come a long way from the country bumpkin she once (read: never) was. She’s a full-blown pop star now, and it was her latest album, Red, and the single ‘We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together’ that really marked her crossover. I like TSwift and yes, even her music, but you can imagine some country fans might not be too happy with her decision to move further away from her musical roots. Not so! Taylor actually thinks country fans have been super supportive and have contributed to her evolution.
“I think one of the things that I’m happiest with, in the last year, is the acceptance level in country music for me experimenting and for me trying to evolve and challenge myself musically,” she says of her transition to a bonafide global superstar.
She adds, “I think it’s never felt better to be on that stadium stage performing knowing that everyone’s been so welcoming of change.”
Fair enough. Taylor gets a hard rap sometimes but she’s generally harmless. Sure, she can be obnoxious and cringe-worthy and all that, but what early 20-something isn’t? Now we just need to make sure she stays well away from Gwyneth Paltrow.