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Taylor Swift gets "Fearless" on new CD

Friday, August 8, 2008 – Taylor Swift will release her next CD, "Fearless," on Nov. 11. This is her first full-length CD of new material since her debut CD. The set will contain 13 songs, all written or co-written by Swift, who has released two other CDs since her debut with both containing a lot of previously released songs.

Swift co-produced the project with Nathan Chapman, and a first single from the new record will arrive at radio in early September. Big Machine Records is releasing the CD.

In addition to the title track, the disc includes "Change" one of a few songs used as the soundtrack for daily video highlights shown during this summer's Olympic broadcast. The song was selected by Team USA and NBC for its lyrical content about overcoming challenges and achieving victory, and is available on iTunes starting today, with all proceeds benefiting Team USA. Also on the CD is "Breathe," a collaboration with Colbie Caillat, and "Fifteen" a coming-of-age ballad that Swift premiered last fall at the Country Music Hall of Fame's All For The Hall event in New York City.

Starting on Aug. 22, "Fearless" will be available for special pre-sale on the soon-to-be-launched site www.TheTaylorNation.com. Fans can have their own picture included in the album artwork and on the package's CD ROM. There will be a special deluxe box set edition of "Fearless" available that includes the CD, a leather bracelet, a t-shirt, a picture book and a The Taylor Nation decal in a special carrying case. The first 10,000 fans who purchase the limited box set and upload their photos will have their pictures included in a mosaic image in the album artwork and on the CD.

Swift's debut, which came out in October 2006, has gone triple platinum and spent 24 weeks at number one on Billboard's country CD chart. Earlier this summer, Swift became the only female solo artist in the 44-year history of the Billboard Country Chart to score 5 top 10 singles from a debut album.

She has since released a deluxe edition of her debut along with "Beautiful Eyes," an EP available only through Wal-Mart.

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Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
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